- 20 July 2016 10:50:32
Think summer? Think food poisoning!
Ask the average man on the street (or doctor, for that matter) what causes food poisoning and they'll say meat. That is, until this week, when news of a really nasty outbreak of E. coli linked to salad leaves. At the last count, 151 people (144 in England, 6 in Wales and one in Scotland) have been affected, with two deaths since it was first reported at the end of June.Read More >
- 14 July 2016 09:16:00
Heart failure: are we now in a painkiller panic?
The American Heart Association's new guidelines will make worrying reading for over half a million people in the UK living with heart failure. They warn that commonly used anti-inflammatory medicines - the so-called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, could dramatically increase the risk of hospital admission because of worsening symptoms.Read More >
- 06 July 2016 14:31:16
Acne and antibiotics - could you become a victim of 'super acne'?
Antibiotics - both in tablet and topical (cream/lotion) form - are among the commonest treatments for acne. But new research has led to warnings that prolonged antibiotic treatment for acne could lead to patients developing 'super acne', untreatable with antibioticsRead More >