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August 2018 (Vol. 3 Issue 6)

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NEWSHalf of over-65s taking five or more prescription drugs a day

November 17th 2017 in Drugs

Half the population of over-65s is taking at least five different prescription drugs every day, and some are taking as many as 23, a new study has discovered.

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NEWSIndigestion pills increase stomach cancer risk by up to 800%

November 3rd 2017 in Drugs

People who keep popping pills to help ease their indigestion are increasing their chances of develop...

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NEWSBig Pharma takes tighter control of world's leading 'independent' health websites

October 26th 2017 in Diabetes, Drugs

Many of the world's major medical websites are now owned directly—or indirectly—by the pharmaceu...

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NEWSElectroshock treatment still routinely used in secret in psychiatric units

October 25th 2017

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still being routinely given to patients in secret in England's ps...

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NEWSThe 'wonder' cancer drugs that don't work

October 6th 2017 in Drugs

Those 'wonder drugs' for cancer we read about all the time in the media aren't helping the patient live longer—o...

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NEWSCommon plant more powerful than standard drugs to stop asthma spasms

September 22nd 2017 in Drugs

...its tracks, scientists believe. And it could be more powerful than the current range of asthma drugs.

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NEWSAntidepressants increase risk of premature death by 33%

September 20th 2017 in Drugs

Antidepressants don't just increase the risk of suicide—people taking the drugs are 33 per cent more likely to die from any cause, including heart attack, stroke and even org...

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NEWSAntibiotics block our immune system from fighting the bugs

September 4th 2017 in Drugs

Antibiotics can be life-saving drugs—but they also weaken our immune system and lower our defences when we need to fight off infe...

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NEWSEveryday toiletries could be making us less fertile, scientists fear

August 30th 2017 in Drugs

Antiseptics in our everyday toiletries—including toothpaste, shampoo, lotions and eye drops—inte...

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NEWSBlood pressure drugs damage the kidneys (when they're supposed to protect them)

August 28th 2017 in Drugs

Drugs for treating high blood pressure—such as the ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitorsâ...

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FEATUREDrugs drug alerts

November 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 8) in Drugs

In 1996 Advair (salmeterol plus fluticasone propionate) was tested for its safety against a placebo,...

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FEATURELoss of taste from a drug cocktail?

September 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 6) in Drugs

My 84-year-old husband has been on a combination of drugs for the last five years

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FEATUREMorning sickness

September 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 6) in Drugs

The nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) - 'morning sickness' - is common in early pregnancy

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FEATUREAsthma drugs and immune function.

August 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 5) in Drugs

...sthma medications montelukast and zafirlukast can affect immunity? I suspect that taking these drugs for four years has eroded my immune system to the point where a hypersensitivity to EMFs has d...

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FEATUREAntipsychotics increase death risk in elderly

June 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 3) in Drugs

The maverick practice of off-label prescribing - giving drugs for unapproved conditions/patients - is once again in the limelight

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FEATUREThings that cause a loss of memory memory loss

July 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 4) in Drugs

* Tranquillisers* Beta-blockers* Steroids such as prednisolone* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran* Parkinson drugs such as levodopa* Antidepressants such as Prozac* Amalgam de...

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FEATUREMany drugs are known to cause leukaemias

April 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 1) in Drugs

Re WDDTY vol 15 no 11, I hope Mrs S

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FEATUREReaders' alert:drug side-effects

April 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 1) in Drugs

I have just read your article on pneumonia (WDDTY vol 15 no 11), in which I was quite interested, as...

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FEATUREOther iatrogenic disorders

March 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 12) in Drugs, Respiratory

Indeed, doctors are becoming increasingly worried about the damage they're causing to patients' lung...

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FEATUREThe zs, the newest sleeping pills

March 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 12) in Drugs

The pharmaceutical industry has never quite got it right with mother's little helpers

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