Monthly Archives: July 2017

The truth about antibiotics James Sutton battled doctors for six weeks to get a ten-day course of amoxicillin for his severe bronchitic chest infection. When he got the antibiotics, they didn’t really work and, what’s more, he had a major allergic reaction which caused a huge outbreak of hives all over his torso, adding to his misery. “No […]

Women damaged by surgical mesh furious at report rejecting calls for a ban Women damaged by surgical mesh used to treat post-childbirth incontinence have reacted with fury to a Government report investigating the problem. At least 7,800 women say they’ve suffered lacerations and nerve damage because the mesh has broken into tiny fragments. The report, which is unpublished but has been seen by Good Health, is the […]

Curry spice helped dying woman beat cancer After five years of living with cancer and the ravages of side-effects from repeated unsuccessful treatment, Dieneke Ferguson thought she was finally losing the battle. She had a serious relapse and there seemed little hope. Dieneke had been diagnosed with the blood cancer myeloma in 2007 and had undergone three rounds of chemotherapy as […]

Breast implant cancer TWO breast surgery patients have died from a “bombshell” cancer linked to implants, a government watchdog has revealed. Twenty-three more have required operations after ­contracting Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) The disease is linked to textured surface implants introduced 15 years ago which, say experts, ­damage the immune system. Tumours take at least a […]

A quarter of patients ‘left damaged’ by back surgery One in four patients with back surgery claim to have been damaged, with results ranging from pain to paralysis, according to a study by spinal surgeons. Negligence complaints are so common that the Medical Defence Union, which insures doctors offering private operations, says it will no longer cover back surgery outside the NHS. Leading […]