Women’s Health

Paracetamol Linked To ADHD

In the past, we’ve highlighted the numerous dangers linked to paracetamol (acetaminophen) — the widely used over-the-counter painkiller. Even though this drug is regarded by most doctors and patients as harmless, it is anything but. Research has linked paracetamol to Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver damage and when used as a hangover treatment (even after drinking a […]

Ladies, Beware Of This ‘New’ Menopause Drug

When I mention the drug Paxil — the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety — and also hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the same sentence, do any commonalities spring to mind? I didn’t think so… Wolf in sheep’s clothing Thousands of menopausal women are […]

‘Social Smoking’ Increases Breast Cancer Risk By 30%

Smoking… This week there’s good news and there’s bad news. I’ll break the good news first: According to a new national survey of 22,167 adults, just 19.3 per cent were smokers in 2013. It is believed to be the first time in decades that fewer than one in five people are smoking. That’s excellent because […]

Multivitamins Could Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths By Up To 30%

Cancer is a very personal and sensitive topic. It not only affects sufferers but also their loved ones. Breast cancer is particularly difficult to talk about. Not only are sufferers left with disfiguring scars after surgery, but they are also subjected to deadly radiation as part of a standard treatment regime to beat the disease. […]