Warfarin - truth about Warfarin use. Is Warfarin safe?

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Take care with Warfarin. Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant - in other words Warfarin is a drug taken by mouth used to prevent blood clotting.  It used to be known as a rat poison - give rats a lot of Warfarin and they suffer death from internal bleeding.

So did Donald Dewar, the most senior government figure in Scotland and member of the Labour Cabinet, who die on 11 October 2000, mourned across Briatin.  He suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage following a fall,  after recent surgery to replace an aortic heart valve.  The Warfarin successfully prevented clots on the valve, but the Warfarin also thinned his blood,  probably made the bleed worse and made it even more difficult for surgeons to operate.

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Alzheimer's disease - Exelon may slow illness

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Latest news summary - exelon and other treatments.

Exelon was launched in 1997 as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and received regulatory approval for Europe in May 1998 - but does it work?  Novartis says it delays the process by around six months.    Now Novartis want to conduct larger studies, having shown that the drug seems to slow down progression in some people in earlier trials of 3,300 people.

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Genes and human behavior / personality / psychology

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"My Genes Made Me Do It"

The Nuffield Council of Bioethics is asking all of us what to do if scientists find genes for homosexuality, shyness, intelligence, addiction, violence or any other behavior tendency. The public consultation on genes and human behavior will run until July.

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New Medicine for Designer People - impact of the genetic revolution on future of health care

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The impact of the genetic revolution on health services

The genetic revolution will completely redefine the meaning of health, transform disease management and totally wipe out many diseases. It will also create huge resource problems and urgent ethical dilemmas. The same tools to destroy cancer and cure diabetes could also permanently alter the human race. (Lecture outline by Dr Patrick Dixon - physician and futurist).

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Euthanasia - when people want to die, how should doctors respond - and role of the law courts in deciding

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Mercy Killing and Assisted Suicide. Pro euthanasia? Arguments against euthanasia. History of euthanasia. As a care of the dying specialist in the past I have often been asked to kill people - which is euthanasia, mercy killing or assisted suicide.

The article is based on an address given in the House of Lords. Many country laws have changed since but the principles of good patient care described below have not.

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Growing demand for walking holidays

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Walking holidays are growing dramatically in popularity: because walking on holiday is enjoyable, close to nature, kind to the environment, a life-time experience, keeps us close to local culture and is great for health and wellbeing.

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SARS - global epidemic from mutant virus causing pneumonia

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Reminder of the 1918-1919 flu epidemic which killed 30 million. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Symptoms and Survival. Mutant virus warning given in 1998: Latest update: 30 June 2003 plus video 2010.

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Comment on reports of HIV man who may have "cured" himself

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Press reports (13th November 2005) about man in London who tested positve for HIV and then (possibly) eliminated HIV from his body

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The Future of the Food and Drink Industry - Video

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Keynote speech by Dr Patrick Dixon for Tetrapak in the theatre of a cruise ship for 700 delegates. Client event. Dr Dixon began the three day event with FUTUREWISE and Elton John took the stage in the evening.

Read more for the video presentation.

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Radiation from Smartphones: The Truth

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Video: "Mobile phone radiation - what are the facts? Dr Patrick Dixon"

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