Posts tagged ‘Drugs’

September 25, 2013

Go To Jail For Drug Mules

british women drugs charge

When I first heard the story of the two British women caught with 11kg of cocaine in their luggage in Peru I felt so sorry for them.  They had been forced to, innocent victims, could it happen to any of us? Then my cousin who is about their age walked in and was certain they did it.  She said girls get duped on holiday resorts as they think it’s glamorous and that they can get rich quick.

Michaella McCollum Connolly, who lives in Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, from Scotland  have made guilty pleas in order to

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January 7, 2013

New Pill to Increase Common Sense

Tomatoes

I wish it existed,  I despair when I read certain ”health news’ stories.  The latest pill to be presented to us is called Ateronon which will be prescribed to help cut risk of strokes, heart attacks and even cancer.  The magic ingredient… a compound found in tomato skins.  Why not just eat a tomato?

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May 23, 2012

IVF Over Cancer Treatment

The British government are proposing to offer IVF on the NHS to women over 40 and those with infectious diseases, such as Hepatitis C and HIV, or who have disabilities and are unable to have sex. There is a strong argument against this in the current climate especially as treatment and drugs for patients suffering from cancer etc… are being withdrawn.

Our dinner table discussion last night was should IVF be available on the NHS for these categories of women over cancer treatment?

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February 6, 2012

ADHD Drugs On Increase

Did you know that spending on ‘ADHD’ drugs in this country rose in 2010 to £31 million a year (a 65% increase in four years)? Drugs such ritinol, which are prescribed to manicly depressed people are being given to out of control young children. This is seriously worrying.

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August 18, 2011

Do I Know You?

New drugs to selectively wipe bad memories are being debated in the US.  Controversial to say the least, these drugs have been developed to help trauma victims wipe out their experiences and are being touted as potentially more effective than therapy. However…I think their potential for misuse is wide.

Our personalities are made up of memories, good and bad and whether a memory is bad enough to be wiped is subjective. 

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May 17, 2011

Botox Babe

An eight year old girl in the US was given Botox by her mother to make her look prettier in child beauty pageants. The full story can be read on BBC News

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