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Is It True Antidepressants can turn you into a killer?

July 26, 2017 0

This is typical of the news reports that link antidepressants toviolent behaviour including murder. Prof Peter Tyrer, a psychiatrist at Imperial College London has been investigating such a link but is inconclusive. ““You can never […]

Health

Is It True Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory?

June 20, 2017 0

Joint pain, whether due to rheumatoid arthritis, injury or most commonly, auto-immune disease is increasingly common. There are no cures but plenty of treatments which generally involve anti-inflamatory drugs. These range from over-the-counter medicines such […]

Health

Treating inflammatory auto immune disease

June 15, 2017 0

Taking low dose aspirin daily is proving to be the best treatment for a range of inflammatory illness. New Scientist magazine June 14 2017 carries a feature called “How to extinguish the inflammation epidemic”. Inflammation […]

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Addictive Personality?

June 8, 2017 0

“Life is a series of addictions and without them we die”. This is my favourite quote in academic addiction literature and was made back in 1990 in the British Journal of Addiction by Isaac Marks. […]

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Opinion: the NHS

June 1, 2017 0

The origins of the NHS and where it has gone wrong. This website deliberately avoids opinion in favour of facts, but I feel that I need to comment on the state of the UK National […]

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Can you remove Ticks with peppermint oil?

May 22, 2017 0

The tick season is here and these nasty little critters are all too easy to pick up. Fortunately they are quite large so easy to see. Ticks are well known for spreading Lyme disease but […]

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The Alkaline Diet

April 29, 2017 0

The motivation for this article was a friend who was interested in blood analysis to diagnose ailments. My initial research showed this to be a con. See my article for more on that. However my friend then […]

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Aloe Vera medicinal properties

April 26, 2017 0

The NIH Government website says: Products made with aloe were at one time regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives. In 2002, the FDA required that all OTC aloe […]

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Statins – side effects

April 24, 2017 0

  However at the end of the day, the scientific concensus is that statins save lives and that side-effects, contrary to popular belief, are rare. Furthermore there is now no doubt that high levels of […]

Health

Fibromyalgia – causes and treatments

April 11, 2017 2

It is only recently that Fibromyalgia has entered the mainstream of medicine as a recognised syndrome.  Being a syndrome and not a clear cut disorder meant that for decades, patients with its symptoms were not […]

News and Updates

Diabetes cure in a few years?

April 10, 2017 0

New Scientist magazine reported in April 2017 that researchers have found a treatment that might reverse diabetes. The trials were on mice and are therefore just the start. As is the way with science, standards […]

Health

Reflexology

April 7, 2017 0

Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them […]

Health

Antioxidants & Free Radicals

April 7, 2017 0

Most of us have this notion that antioxidants help our body fight free radicals and improve our health. New research is casting doubt on this. First a quick definition (one of many but all roughly […]

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What’s in a name?

March 26, 2017 0

  You’ll have noticed that is-it-true.net has many articles relating to alternative medicine. However, not everyone may be familiar with that term as there are many different names out there. Wikipaedia says:  The terms-Alternative medicine, […]

Science

Does Hypnotism work?

March 23, 2017 0

Does Hypnotism work begs the question, work for what? There are two main areas – stage hypnotism and medical uses. Hypnotism as we know it today is relatively new, the result of a surgeon in 1841 who […]

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Patient Records security

March 20, 2017 0

The Information Commissioner in the UK is looking at a possible breach of thousands or even millions of patient medical records from GP surgeries. [March 2017]. It means receptionists, clerical staff, healthcare assistants and medics […]