A.Vogel Herbal Remedies
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The UK medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced on the 20th of August that echinacea should not be taken by children under 12 years of age because of an association with a ‘low risk of allergic reactions’.
However, the MHRA has indicated that ‘this is not a serious safety issue’ and that ‘parents should not worry if they have given Echinacea to children under 12 in the past’. Continue reading >
Have you heard of Effort-Recovery Theory? It is concerned with how prolonged or repeated daily stress at work (effort) can adversely affect health if not balanced by sufficient recovery. Sleep is an important part of the recovery process and, unsurprisingly, if sleep quality is poor then it is extremely likely that there will be insufficient recovery to balance effort, with health problems being the result. Continue reading >
A few weeks ago, a study was published highlighting the risk of unintentional overdose with the use of cold remedies containing paracetamol. 
Researchers at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary looked at data on 663 patients admitted to the hospital with liver damage caused by paracetamol. Of these, an astonishing 161 patients were found to have what is known as ‘staggered overdose’ – they had taken too many doses of paracetamol or paracetamol containing medicines to treat specific problems, including colds & flu, and had unintentionally overdosed on paracetamol.