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Or Really Bad for your Health?
Back in 1982, the UK’s Medical Research Council agreed that large studies should examine the long-term impact of benzodiazepines (drugs like valium) after research showed brain shrinkage in some patients that was similar to the effects of long-term alcohol abuse.
Did this research happen – no, it conveniently got forgotten about, neglected, or lost in committees.
As I sit here with my sign saying “Free bilateral blood pressure and proprioception tests”, and my big pull up display for a free 19 point health check for back pain, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries it should hit home with almost everyone who walks past – as nearly everyone suffers with one of these, or will do.
I myself am fairly sceptical about most health claims, whether its about some new wonder supplement, another untested vaccine scam, or even my own profession of chiropractic. Homeopathy is something that even though I understand the theory, and I’ve seen it work, I still believe it’s mostly in the mind. It doesn’t help that often the only time we hear about homeopathy in the news is another ‘proof’ that it does not work.
Tuesday’s Daily Mail (21/9/2010) had a 2 page spread on the encouraging ‘finding’ that a fever or infection is a possible cure for cancer. A number of cancer researchers are investigating ways of inducing fever like temperatures in cancer patients to safely treat them.
As ever, there has been lots happening in the health news, which I’ll be blogging about later.
Some personally more exciting news is that I have asked to blog for the Healthy Back Bag Company. You can see what I’ve written so far here: