Weird symp­toms

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - De­tails: docwright.com.au

Q: We of­ten hear of weird symp­toms and dis­eases cured by mag­i­cal po­tions. Is it true?

A: Ac­cord­ing to the Bri­tish Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion, the cur­rent med­i­cal term for this is “dis­ease mon­ger­ing”. We are con­stantly blitzed with stuff from PR com­pa­nies claim­ing cer­tain symp­toms may be re­lieved by such med­i­ca­tions. Usu­ally the good side is pro­moted and ad­verse ef­fects qui­etly omit­ted.

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