A top-selling blood thinner could be a killer—and there are concerns about the way the drug was approved and its safety monitored. Pradax (dabigatran) was approved in 2011 in Europe, and a year earlie... more »
Taking a probiotic every day—either in a yoghurt drink or as a supplement—can help reduce blood pressure levels. It’s a long-term procedure, however, and no reductions in blood pressure readings were... more »
Paracetamol is the world’s most popular painkiller for lower back pain—but a new study has discovered it doesn’t work. It’s no better than a placebo, or dummy pill, and doesn’t help reduce pain, disab... more »
UK drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)—already embroiled in a bribery scandal in China—could face expulsion from the world’s fastest-growing economy after a second scandal came to light last week. The se... more »
Acupuncture can help reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flushes suffered by women going through the menopause. The therapy is an effective alternative to drugs, says a research study published... more »
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)—once known as cot death—remains a mystery, although it’s more likely to happen when the baby is sleeping with the parents, a new analysis has discovered. It’s the o... more »
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