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May 2018 (Vol. 3 Issue 3)

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Someone takes a drug wrongly every 21 seconds (that's 10.5 million times a year in the US alone) image

NEWSSomeone takes a drug wrongly every 21 seconds (that's 10.5 million times a year in the US alone)

July 28th 2017 in Drugs

Pharmaceuticals are dangerous enough as it is—but when they're taken incorrectly, they can be leth...

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NEWSDoctors putting lives at risk by ignoring safety guidelines over heart drugs

July 27th 2017 in Drugs

Doctors are putting lives at risk by going against safety guidelines and are routinely prescribing a...

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NEWSHeart failure? It's all in the gut

July 18th 2017 in Heart Health

Doctors monitor cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular disease—but they should switch their ...

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NEWSStandard drugs for asthma could make the symptoms worse in 10 per cent of sufferers

July 13th 2017 in Drugs

Corticosteroids are a standard drug for asthma sufferers—but they could be making the problem wors...

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NEWSLab mice so different from humans that dangerous drugs are being approved

July 10th 2017 in Diabetes, Drugs

...t have been used for more than a century in medical research are so different from humans that drugs that successfully combat health problems in the animals could be doing harm to us.

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NEWSChemotherapy helps breast cancer spread

July 7th 2017 in Drugs, Environment

Chemotherapy has been the routine treatment for cancer for more than 60 years—but researchers have...

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NEWSHeartburn pills increase risk of premature death

July 5th 2017 in Drugs

...arly pop a heartburn pill for indigestion—and some take one every day after a meal—but the drugs are far from safe. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), increase the risk of pre...

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NEWSOne in five hospital patients suffers serious reaction to an antibiotic

July 3rd 2017 in Drugs

Hospital patients are routinely given antibiotics—but one in five suffers a serious side effect or...

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NEWSBeta blockers for all heart attack patients is bad practice

May 31st 2017 in Drugs

It's established medical practice to prescribe a beta blocker drug to someone who's suffered a heart...

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NEWSNot just complementary, tai chi treats depression all by itself

May 30th 2017 in Drugs

Tai chi, the slow-motion Chinese exercise, has often been used as a complement to drugs for treating depression—but a new study has discovered it can dramatically improve the probl...

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FEATURESuicidal patients: cognitive therapy works better than drugs

November 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 8) in Drugs

Suicidal patients are likely to attempt suicide again, and so they are given very powerful drugs to suppress their feelings

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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

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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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