Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fill by mouth

Can a collagen drink really keep you looking young? The Sunday Times 24 February 2013 Anti-ageing wonder foods, beauty “cosmeceuticals” that you put in your mouth rather than on your skin, are set to become the boom of the decade. Collagen-containing coffee, marshmallows, yoghurts and food additives have taken the Far East by storm and […]

Who Cares?

The Mid Staffs scandal has thrown a light on the growing role of untrained healthcare assistants The Sunday Times 1o February 2013 As she visited her mother, a heart patient on an acute hospital ward, Ann Smith, a nurse trained in the 1980s, was dismayed to discover no one was monitoring whether the 78-year-old was […]

Epilepsy drug link to brain damage in 17,500 babies

The Sunday Times 3 February 2013 Lois Rogers AN ESTIMATED 17,500 babies with mental development disorders have been born to mothers using the anti-epilepsy drug Epilim in pregnancy, according to a new study. It is estimated that more than one in three babies born to mothers using Epilim since its launch in 1973, have suffered […]