Health

Johnson and Johnson fined over carcinogenic talcum powder case

Johnson and Johnson fined over carcinogenic talcum powder case

US judges have ordered the pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a deceased woman who claim that her cancer was caused by the talcum powder. This latest court case representing Jackie Fox of Birmingham, Alabama, was part of a broader claim in the city of St. Louis circuit court involving nearly[Read More...]

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

A clinical drugs trial in France has ended in tragedy after five people were hospitalised with serious neurological complications and one was left brain dead. It has been reported that 90 people were administered the drug, which has not yet been named. The French Health Ministry has since stopped the drugs trial and recalled all of those volunteers who took[Read More...]

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

Homeopathic Medicine: Why isn’t it taken seriously?

A debate involving medicine is never too far from the lips of the doubters, but it’s rare that you hear about it in the mainstream media, the news source of just about everyone. The vaccination debate, for one, has only ever been mentioned disparagingly, if at all, while the legitimate voices who believe they can be harmful are never heard[Read More...]

Stuart with his mum

Disabled man who can’t speak, eat or wash himself asked for proof he is fit for work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to wash or feed himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow. He currently receives Disability Living[Read More...]

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

Mindfulness meditation ‘beneficial in improving epilepsy’

A new study has proven that mindfulness meditation can be effective in improving hard-to-treat epilepsy. Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Melbourne conducted the study published in the medical journal Neurology, to determine how effective mindfulness-based therapy is in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. A total of 60 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy were randomly allocated[Read More...]