Tag Archives: statins

The simple cocktail that fights cancer…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/crowdfunding-cure-cancer/ A private clinic is pioneering a treatment with cheap drugs but NHS bureaucracy is delaying its adoption, says Lois Rogers Almost three years ago, just weeks after her wedding, Rosie Garrett, a 31-year-old children’s nanny, was told she would soon die. After she had complained about vision problems and dizziness, doctors discovered a huge […]

A bitter pill: the dispute over statins

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/bitter-pillthe-dispute-statins/ Caroline Fisher could only look on helplessly as Mustafa Gunaydin, her partner of 20 years, went from energetic middle age to helpless disability. As he lost weight and his hair fell out, doctors tried the accepted medical treatments, but in vain. Gunaydin shrivelled and his muscles became useless. He became too weak to speak […]

Crippled by statins: Cholesterol-busting drugs left David in a wheelchair – but doctors insisted he keep taking them

David Purkiss started taking a statin when he was 44 He was at risk of a heart attack and was told it could protect him The carpenter, now 70, from Titchfield, developed terrible muscle pains When David Purkiss was told he was at risk of a heart attack, and taking a cholesterol-lowering statin could protect him, it […]

Targeting metabolic pathways: why are we missing a trick in cancer treatment?

BIOLOGICAL AND TARGETED THERAPIES, IMMUNOTHERAPY ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE: 30 JULY, 2015 AUTHOR: LOIS ROGERS   A new route to effective cancer treatment is emerging from research showing impressive results from drug cocktails of immunotherapy and metabolic medicines alongside conventional chemotherapy. The evidence from a growing number of studies suggests that using this approach to interfere with […]