Month: December 2017
Popular social media platforms like Instagram are full to the brim with perfectly sculpted bodies, specifically angled to show toned arms, perky bums and flat stomachs. Some Instagram models and celebrities swear by drinking detox teas to help them get rid of water weight and achieve that “impossibly flat” stomach.
However, when things look too good to be true, it’s because they normally are…
In the firing line are weight loss detox teas that have been reported as being bad for you. Here’s why…
Read More “Weight loss detox teas reportedly contain laxatives that can lead to heart and kidney problems”
Mental health care has gained more recognition and dedication of resources to help those who suffer from mental illness over the last few decades. Antidepressants can be used to treat symptoms of depression and can help the body to produce hormones that promote positive mood-levels and emotions and can even reduce pain. However, as with many drugs, this kind of medication can have potentially dangerous side effects such as “akathisia”.
Although the drug carries warnings of potentially increasing the risk of depression and suicidal thoughts in people under the age of 25, recent developments suggest that it could also impact those over 25 as well…
Read More “Antidepressant side effects may increase risk of suicide by triggering “akathisia””
“Because someone is in a white coat and uses big medical instruments, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re right” – this is what Kylie Minogue said about her misdiagnosis experience. The Australian celebrity singer was told by her doctor that everything was fine, but her own “gut feeling” led her to being retested, and in 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It can happen to anyone, and it does happen. It’s real, and the problems that can be caused can lead to serious health complications, and even death.
Read More “Medical Negligence: Misdiagnosis compensation claims”
Plagued by a reported opioid crisis, the U.S. has released national statistics on drug-related deaths, revealing staggering results that reflect the country’s problems.
In the last year alone, the U.S reports a death toll of 64,000 for people who suffered fatal overdoses.
Here in the U.K., the Office for National Statistics puts the figure for deaths involving substance abuse at 952, which is a significant increase from 579 just five years ago. Irrelevant of whether our death-rates are nowhere near as bad as the U.S. or not, the issue is that the U.K. could be headed in a similar direction to the U.S. when it comes to medicinal drug overuse and problems, and this cannot be ignored.
Read More “A reported 22% increase in fatal drug overdoses involving Fentanyl in just one year”