Back in 1986 I made a film for the BBC science series Tomorrow’s World about a remarkable new class of drugs called statins. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting. Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. Yet they continue to be dogged by controversy and fear of side-effects. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting Last year, for example, there were claims that statins might increase your risk of dying from Covid-19. Studies had shown that people admitted to intensive care tended to have lower levels of cholesterol, so there was a fear that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs might make you more vulnerable. Well, like so many health scares, this one turned … [Read more...] about DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease?
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A TOP actress has turned "sex crazed" after making secret visits to a hormone doctor nicknamed "Dr Feelgood". TV agent Melanie Blake has claimed a familiar face in the showbiz industry has been doing therapy and taking "magic potions", which has left them with a very active sexual appetite. Speaking to The Sun, Melanie revealed: “I’ve known very famous actresses visiting a guy we called Dr Feelgood for hormone therapy that made them absolutely sex crazed. “A number of celebrities have been to see this guy who gives them blends of HRT that includes testosterone and oestrogen and the celebrities who I know who have done too much in two weeks, oh God. “These women are very sexually adventurous but they also learnt the lesson that the magic potions are not to be overused. It's not like real life. These are superhuman women.” Melanie Blake masterminded the glittering careers of some of Britain’s best loved soap stars – including Beverley Callard , Claire King and Gillian … [Read more...] about Top actress is now ‘sex crazed’ after secret visits to hormone doctor nicknamed ‘Dr Feelgood’
BUNGLING cops spent months "honeytrapping" innocent man Colin Stagg after Rachel Nickell was stabbed to death and sexually assaulted on Wimbledon Common 25 years ago. We reveal how police used "deceptive conduct of the grossest kind" to try to get their prime suspect to confess in return for the promise of S&M sex while Rachel's true killer walked free. Who is Colin Stagg? Unemployed Stagg became the most hated man in Britain when he was accused of knifing Rachel Nickell to death in 1992 . The former model had been walking on Wimbledon Common with her dog Molly and two-year-old son Alexander when she was stabbed 49 times and sexually assaulted. Her son was later found clinging to his mum's blood-soaked body pleading for her to wake up . Criminal psychologist Dr Paul Britton had been asked by police to create an offender profile of the killer. Stagg was a loner who did not mix much outside his Roehampton home and police made him their prime suspect. What … [Read more...] about Why was Colin Stagg wrongly accused of Rachel Nickell’s murder, how much compensation did he get and where is he now?
A WOMAN has revealed how a DIY vajacial left her in agonising pain after her husband accidentally put habanero chillies down there. Amber had wanted to surprise husband Josh after reading about vajacials in a magazine, but after he walked in on her squatting over a boiling pot of water, he offered to assist. Appearing on TLC’s Sex Sent Me to ER, Josh explains how he began mixing the ingredients for the DIY lotion in a bowl. After helping to apply the lotion, the couple admit that they got a bit “hot and heavy” until Amber began to experience a burning sensation. “When someone makes you hot it’s normally a good thing but that was not this situation,” she explains. The couple head to the ER, where doctors struggle to come up with a diagnosis for Amber’s pain. She says: “My mind was seriously racing, all I wanted was the diagnosis. “We just have really great sex and it would be really hard to live without that.” Eventually Josh admits that perhaps he didn’t … [Read more...] about I ended up in hospital after my husband gave me a vajacial – he accidentally put hot chilli powder down there
MORE than 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the south-west of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, during the past week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have even been felt in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik (where over half of the population lives), which lies only 27km away. This has led to heightened concerns about the effects of even larger earthquakes and also of a possible eruption from the Krýsuvík volcanic system in the area. South-west Iceland has a track record of centuries of calm, which we know can be broken by turbulent periods of intense earthquake activity accompanied by volcanic eruptions. It looks like we are entering the next turbulent period. The most recent earthquake swarm is in fact the latest in a period of significantly heightened seismic activity that started over a year ago. The shaking of the Earth is the most obvious … [Read more...] about Giant Iceland volcano system may erupt after 17,000 earthquakes recorded in a week