Comment on: Cochrane review questions benefit of Tamiflu
'Although one day does not sound like a lot, in a disease that lasts only six days, it is' From Wendy Barclay: I'm wondering if she has ever had a bad atatck of flu, herself ? I still 'shout at the TV' whenever a football manager says 'he's got a touch of flu today, but he'll be fine for the weekend' (that 'flu' ISN'T like the flu I had !). It might last 'for 6 days' but those 6 days are very different - I can recall 'about a day' of feeling absolutely terrible, when I had flu as a kid. I was laying in bed, soaked in sweat, muscles aching, headache, virtually too weak to stand up, and if I tried to close my eyes, it felt as if someone had tied a rope to my ankles and was swinging me round in a circle. I'm not sure that shortening the overall length of the illness by a tiny bit, would be a good trade if the side effects of this drug are 'it causes nausea and vomiting and increases the risk of headaches' - I wouldn't take that trade-off, knowing how bad I was anyway (in the 24 hours directly before the 'fever breaks and you just feel weak/drained for many days' stage).
P. Damien | 2-Apr-2014 2:56 pm The rationale was that canned fruit is usually in very sugar-rich syrup - not sure it said canned vegetables were bad.
An interesting aspect of this, is that vegetables were considered to be more helpful than fruit: so what does the main picture above show? Two apples, a pear and a banana.
Comment on: Kylie to take on NHS ambassador role *
Very little mention of this if you Google it, except for the NT story - Kylie is very high profile, so ...
From memory, a few years ago the average time between a diagnosis of heart failure and death was less than 2 years - shorter than for many with a diagnosis of cancer. Yet for some reason, heart failure receives much less attention. Is that because heart failure usually comes with old age?