Infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently warned that the use of antibiotics is creating drug resistant strains of bacteria which could potentially be very harmful. The Director General of the WHO Margaret Chan, addressed a meeting of infectious disease experts recently in Copenhagen. She talked of a growing crisis in the use of antibiotics […]

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Figures appear to show a dramatic rise in hospital-acquired infections over the last two years. According to the UK Daily Mail, annual deaths have doubled over this period from 22,002 to 42,000. Most of the victims are elderly -the average age is 76; of course, the elderly are going to have lower resistance to infections […]

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Echinacea and Children

by on November 27, 2011

You may have seen in the press recently that the safety of Echinacea has come under scrutiny. The MHRA have decided that it is not suitable for children under 12 years old to take Echinacea anymore.  Some people take this herbal remedy when they have colds or flu, to help get over the illness more […]

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