Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 21st March 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today: the statin debate continues, discontinued migraine drugs, side-effects of shingles vaccine and cough syncope
Tiffany Yonts, 29, from San Diego, California, argued in a Twitter thread that vaccines help protect people like her who can't be vaccinated from contracting preventable diseases.
Anyone under 18 should not be given cough and cold products containing opioids, such as codeine, after a safety review found early opioid use "may be a factor in problematic substance use later in life," Health Canada says.
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The infection kills 500,000 a year. Experts warn that this is a growing concern as antibiotics become less effective. But US scientists have worked out how the bacteria develops - paving the way to a vaccine.
The Philippine health secretary said Monday that 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have fallen ill in an outbreak blamed partly on vaccination fears.
The outbreak has been blamed partly on recent vaccination fears.
This professional resource focuses on the new ambitions developed by the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention System Leadership Forum (CVDPSLF) that sets to improve the detection and management of atrial fibrillation (AF), high blood pressure and raised cholesterol, and reduce the health inequalities associated with CVD, over the next 10 years.
Evidence is sorely lacking for the value of any over-the-counter remedy to treat most coughs.
While shingles typically affects people ages 50 and older, it can happen in younger adults — but because those numbers aren't tracked in Nova Scotia, it's hard to know exactly how many under 50 are affected.