Side effects of anti-allergy drugs (video)

In Body
Friday, 23 November 2012 08:07
PhD dissertation Silke Conen

Medicines are there to cure people and make life more bearable. However, not all treatments bring only good since many have potent side - effects. Some anti – allergy drugs for example, assumed to reduce an allergy reaction, are able to cause fatigue.

What soothes the conscience more than a cup of Max Havelaar fair-trade coffee – fighting poverty, conserving the environment and working for social improvement – or a bar of ‘ethical’ chocolate? Many of us are happy to pay a bit more for that coloured stamp of sustainability on the product packaging. Such labels are abundant these days, and competition among them is on the rise. Their added value is undisputed – at last, sustainability is guaranteed. But what do small-scale farmers in Indonesia think of this? Are they really getting enough value for our money? Research is now underway at Maastricht University (UM).

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