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FEATURE Dealing with overwhelm

September 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 7) /

If you’re struggling to cope with the demands of your life, instead of reaching for the Valium, try these six solid stress-busters

NEWS Exercise is more effective if you think it will be

August 17th 2016

Exercise is good for us—and the benefits are super-charged if we have a positive feeling about it. The added benefits aren’t all in our head: physical improvements have also been seen and measured.

FEATURE The dementia wars

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

After the UK government declared ‘war’ on dementia, drug companies have served up cocktails of ever more powerful drugs, but none works as well as a host of non-toxic alternatives

NEWS More cannabis, fewer prescription drugs

July 22nd 2016 /

It may be controversial, but the decision by several states in the US to legalise the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has resulted in fewer pharmaceutical drugs being prescribed.

FEATURE The latest medicine: pulsed technology

April 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 2) /

This is the story of a space-age healing technology with roots 80 years in the past.

FEATURE A microscopic solution - The best gut bugs to lose weight

March 2016 (Vol. 26 Issue 12) /

Scientists have identified a microscopic universe of tiny microbes in our gut that seems to have a great deal to do with our weight, as Celeste McGovern has discovered

NEWS GSK fined for blocking antidepressant rivals

February 15th 2016

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been fined £37.6m after bribing competitors to delay the launch of their versions of GSK’s blockbuster drug, the antidepressant Seroxat (paroxetine).

NEWS Opioids cause the depression they’re supposed to treat

January 13th 2016

Painkilling opioids cause depression if they’re taken for more than 30 days—even though they are often prescribed to treat the condition. The drugs, which are derivatives of opium, also lower testosterone levels.

NEWS Antidepressants during pregnancy raise risk of birth defects and autism

January 11th 2016 /

Taking antidepressants when you’re pregnant can cause major problems for the child. Women who take them in the first trimester increase the risk of birth defects, while taking them in the second or third trimester raises the possibility of autism.

FEATURE Drugs to avoid for the over 65s

September 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 6) /

Older people are now taking an average of 30 prescription drugs-and the reactions to them are the exact same as we've assumed are the result of growing old

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