Monday, 9 February 2015


Links to Dementia found..

31 January 2015: After research in the United States linked some over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to dementia, the Daily Mail asked “if other over-the-counter medicines are as safe as we presume?”.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society president Ash Soni was interviewed by the newspaper. The Daily Mail looked at examples of OTC medicines, including eczema creams such as Hc45 hydrocortisone. Ash said: “The main side effect is skin-thinning if used for more than four weeks. Thinner skin is more prone to ageing and your eczema is also more likely to flare up. So hydrocortisone creams shouldn’t be used on the face unless prescribed by a doctor. In fact, you should always have eczema properly diagnosed before buying these products as hydrocortisone can make other skin conditions — such as acne, rosacea and impetigo — worse.”

Check your Sausages

For me, sausages need to be grain free - yet most sausages contain rusk (breadcrumbs). However, many supermarkets now sell gluten free sausages - although you often have to look on the label to check for oats or rice as most people believe these to be gluten free which is incorrect as all grains contain glutens of one sort or another. My favourite sausages are the Duchy chipolatas at Waitrose with the 'rosemary and honey' flavouring. These are entirely grain free (though do have some potato starch in), organic, quicker cooking than fat sausages, and taste great, especially when cooked in lard!