Potential Ivory Wave health problems

The production, sale and use of so-called ‘legal high’ substances have swept across the U.K., with new legal highs available everywhere you look.  Since the government made mephedrone illegal, numerous legal substitutes have appeared, including the one known as Ivory Wave and packaged as concentrated bath salts but purchased as party powder. Now the authorities […]

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Patents turn to A&E’s instead of doctors

New figures suggest that hospital emergency departments are being overloaded with a large number of redirected patients due to GP out of hour’s services not working correctly. In fact, since family doctors were allowed to opt out of weekends and nights as part of a highly controversial contract which has caused A and E admissions […]

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Huge study into health effects of mobiles

Cosmos is the largest and most ambitious study ever initiated on the potential health risks of mobile telephone use.  The study is intended to produce definitive answers to the question of whether or not prolonged and extensive use could cause brain cancer or other health problems. The programme is endorsed by the World Health Organization […]

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Older people to receive shingles vaccine

Millions of people over the age of seventy may be eligible for the shingles vaccine.  The news comes after the independent committee of the government that focuses on immunization recommended the vaccines use. The committee states that there are benefits to be gained for the elderly by protecting them against the virus that leads to […]

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