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adverse drug reactions

Revealed: the prescription drugs and medications most likely to harm or kill you

Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard

13th March, 2012

Official data suggests antidepressants, antipsychotics, stop smoking drugs, vaccines against swine flu and even paracetamol cause adverse drug reactions. So just how safe are they? Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard report more...
Blueberries

The struggle to save Alaska's 'illness-busting' wild berries

Jessica Wapner

7th September, 2011

Despite being used to treat diabetes and infections, knowledge of Alaska's wild berries is in danger of being lost as young indigenous people embrace western lifestyles. Jessica Wapner reports more...
hospital bed

Popular antibiotic ciprofloxacin linked to UK deaths

Andrew Wasley

23rd May, 2011

Millions of us are successfully treated with ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics each year. But for some patients the drugs are linked to severe adverse reactions involving terrifying physical and mental health impacts. Andrew Wasley reports more...
Green medicine

Can the NHS ever be green?

Delny Britton

27th April, 2011

Delny Britton investigates the hidden impacts of western mainstream medicine - including pollution from pharmaceutical products, high carbon emissions and adverse drug reactions - and asks whether the healthcare sector can ever be truly sustainable

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Safer Medicines

Safer Medicines Campaign

Safer Medicines Campaign is comprised of doctors and scientists whose concern is whether animal testing is more harmful than helpful to public health and safety. We protect human health by promoting safer research.




Tel: 020 8265 2880
Web: www.SaferMedicines.org
Email: info@SaferMedicines.org


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The Desmondium intortum

Vets turn to African herbs as animal drugs stop working

Ecologist

19th February, 2010

The west's veterinary drug drive is not working, say animal disease scientists who have started researching the effectiveness of plant-based treatments used in Ethiopia more...
Child taking medicine

Behind the Label: Calpol

Pat Thomas

29th October

The season of flu (and fear of swine flu) is upon us. But before you reach for this sticky pink cocktail dished out by doctors and parents as a cure-all for children, think again... more...
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How to forage a first aid kit

Andy Hamilton

6th October, 2009

Natural remedies don't have to be bought from a shop. Whether for stings, cuts or colds there's likely to be a medicinal plant growing somewhere nearby... more...
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Suppression isn't cure

Pat Thomas

1st March, 2007

Our love affair with convenience culture extends to a reliance on convenience ‘cures’ for minor complaints. In the first article of a new series, the Ecologist’s Health Editor Pat Thomas says that self-medication isn’t the same as self-help more...
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Behind the label: Lemsip Max Cold & Flu Capsules

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2007

As doctors can tell you, the best remedy for colds and flu is the traditional one: rest, warmth, fluids – and time. Drug manufacturers want you to believe otherwise. But, as Pat Thomas reports, pharmaceutical ‘cures’ may be more than just a waste of money more...
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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...

Folk remedies against the common cold

The Ecologist

5th November, 2005

Old wives' tales or not they'll help your sneezes more than a trip to the chemist more...

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Seahorses

Davina Langdale

2nd June, 2003

Bizarrely formed and practising one of nature’s most mysterious parenting methods, the seahorse is the victim of an international trade that kills 20 million of them every year. By Davina Langdale more...
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Hidden Agenda

The Ecologist

1st June, 2003

If you are one of the many millions of people who rely on vitamins and supplements to maintain their health and conquer illness, it’s time for you to get active. The Ecologist explains why more...
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Finding extra lattitude on the topic of cancer

Tina Cooke

14th June, 2000

Despite modern man’s failure to defeat cancer, the established medical approach continues to dismiss alternative therapies. Sufferer Tina Cooke knows why. more...

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