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SOS: Sanity over Statins – Sssssh Side effects, pharma’s fingers and a cunning plan

0 by / on 4 Mar 2014, / in statins

HealthInsightUK has a number of contributors who are experts in statins. Here three of them – Dr John Briffa, Zoë Harcombe and Aidan Goggins respond to the CTT investigation. They explain why side-effect data is unreliable and disagree about whether it is in the drug companies interest that the risk of side-effects is downplayed or is that part of cunning plan? (Read more…)

Current Posts – 04 Mar 2014

0 by / on 4 Mar 2014, / in editorial

Should many more of us […]

So you’ve survived cancer – that’s only the beginning

11 by / on 28 Feb 2014, / in cancer

Like returning soldiers cancer survivors are usually given some sort of victory celebration. But as with soldiers for far too many that is just the beginning of a new and much more lonely set of personal battles. About a quarter of cancer survivors – 500.000 people in the UK – are dealing with the long term fall out from their treatment. (Read more…)

Current Posts – 28 Feb 2014

0 by / on 28 Feb 2014, / in editorial

Getting the cancer all-clear is […]

Statins: just say no. Sensible reasons why they are stupid medicine

10 by / on 17 Feb 2014, / in statins

Increasingly people are questioning whether it’s worth taking statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs that are supposed to cut your risk of developing heart disease. We think they are a really bad idea, unless you’ve already got heart disease, and have explained why… (Read more…)

Current Posts – 17 Feb 2014

0 by / on 17 Feb 2014, / in editorial

Drug killing 10,000 in UK every year. How could you tell?

3 by / on 12 Feb 2014, / in evidence based medicine

Last week an email containing what looked like a great story arrived in my inbox – drug kills 800,000 in Europe in 5 years! A quick check revealed that that this was no wild or dodgy claim. It was based on research by a cardiologist at Imperial College Professor Darryl Francis, just published in the European Heart Journal.(Read more…)

Current Posts – 12 Feb 2014

0 by / on 12 Feb 2014, / in editorial

I thought I had uncovered […]

How the TV bout Sugar vs. Fat was rigged

41 by / on 30 Jan 2014, / in low carb diet

Just how accurate and informative was BBC2’s Horizon program on Wednesday that aimed at scientifically answering the question: which is more deadly: Eating lots of sugar or lots of fat? The format was to feed two doctors who were also identical twins – Alex and Chris – unlimited amounts of one or the other. Alex got a low carb/high fat diet while Chris followed the traditional low fat/high carb diet with added the sugar. (Read more…)

Current Posts – 30 Jan 2014

0 by / on 30 Jan 2014, / in editorial

This week Horizon, BBC’s flagship […]

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