Sarah Says

Heart failure: are we now in a painkiller panic?

The American Heart Association's guidelines makes 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.

14 Jul 2016

Can talcum powder cause cancer?

Talcum powder is an unlikely candidate for world news headlines - but that's exactly what has happened this week, after Johnson and Johnson was ordered to pay an American woman who developed ovarian cancer more than £40 million in compensation. The company plans to appeal, and claims there is no evidence that their product causes cancer - but controversy still rages.

06 May 2016

The perils of yo-yo dieting

If you drastically restrict your calorie intake, you're more likely to lose muscle rather than fat - if you put the weight back on, it'll likely come back as fat than as muscle.

23 Feb 2016