Fitness

Researchers cut chloroquine study short over safety concerns, citing a ‘primary outcome’ of death

Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Citing a “primary outcome” of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 […]

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Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic closed by CQC amid safety concerns

A cosmetic surgery was forced to close after the health watchdog raised concerns about the safety of its practices. Smethwick’s Bearwood Cosmetic Clinic’s registration was cancelled by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last year. The health watchdog’s report into the practice is yet to be published, but inspectors have written to other practitioners expressing concerns. […]

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Health bosses’ ‘serious concerns’ over homeopathy

Health bosses have expressed “serious concerns” over the possible re-accreditation of the UK’s largest group of registered homeopaths. In a letter to the Professional Standards Authority, they said it gives “a false impression” to the public that their treatments are “clinically and scientifically established”. Homeopathy should not be recommended to the public, health chiefs say. […]