Posted byon Wed, 23 Jan 13 13:40
Still keeping your resolve for your New Year’s resolutions, or is your will power starting to wane? Here are some tips that will help you stick to them, long after the first few weeks of January.
Posted byon Sat, 29 Sep 12 06:39
Benzodiazepine sleeping and anti-anxiety pills such as temazapam and diazepam may double dementia risk, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. But they are not the only drugs to be concerned about. Antacid proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), statins and the diabetes drug metformin, have the potential to accelerate memory loss.
Posted byon Sat, 16 Jun 12 05:35
The three part BBC series ‘the men who made us fat’ explains that it is sugar primarily (and high fructose corn syrup in particular) not fat that’s caused the obesity epidemic. It also makes you stupid, worsening memory and mood, according to research out today.
Posted byon Thu, 17 May 12 05:50
Every day Britons drink 70 million cups of coffee – roughly two each per adult. Is it good or bad for you? Increase or decrease diabetes risk? Do coffee drinkers die young or live long? A new study reports..
Posted byon Thu, 27 Jan 11 17:33
HSE figures show a big increase in sleeping pill prescriptions, just behind cholesterol lowering and diabetes drugs. But there are safer and better natural alternatives.
Posted byon Thu, 15 Oct 09 04:43
Many people prone to addiction have ‘reward deficiency syndrome’ making them more prone to stress. Recent research shows how amino acids cut stress and and may improve your chances of quitting.
Posted byon Tue, 08 Sep 09 05:17
The average person takes 373 painkillers a year. Over 2,000 people in Britain die as a result and at least 30,000 people are addicted. Last week the drug company Pfizer were fined a record 2.3 billion dollars and pleaded guilty to one felony count to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally promoted its Bextra painkiller and other drugs. Each of the three kinds of painkillers - paracetamol, codeine, and NSAIDS (anti-inflammatories including aspirin and ibuprofen) have their downsides and need to be taken with extreme caution, or ideally not at all, using natural painkillers instead.