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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Your pills’ ‘inactive’ ingredients can trigger allergies

When I was running an ­allergy clinic, I often had reason to look at so-called inactive ingredients in ­tablets, capsules, creams and lotions. And even though these ingredients are called inactive, many of them aren’t. They can trigger allergies. Plus, in any given medicine, they can account for 90% of the contents. These “inactive” ingredients… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »