It’s not only your lungs that are compromised by smoking – every organ in your body can be adversely affected. Statistics show that tobacco kills more people than AIDS, drugs, accidents and alcohol together. But even after many years of smoking, quitting can reduce smoking-associated health risk.  Many years ago, while working on carcinogenic compounds […]

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High blood pressure is on the increase and is caused largely through bad eating habits. The good news is that you can keep your blood pressure in check by making a healthy switch to the more traditional African foods that are available on our doorstep. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is reaching epidemic […]

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Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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The relationship between vitamin D and bone, heart health and calcium metabolism is particularly interesting because of the simultaneous involvement of other nutrients, notably vitamin K. These two vitamins work in tandem to help prevent serious disease. Vitamin D plays a role in many diseases other than bone and in this it is frequently assisted […]

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In the past decade, drugs such as Seroquel (quetiapine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine) have become among the most profitable drugs ever made in history. A new book, The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs, written by Dr Joanna Moncrieff, senior lecturer in psychiatry at University College London, exposes the true dangers and the vast […]

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