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NEWSMost patient groups are getting drug company funding

March 6th 2017 in Drugs

...o provide support and guidance for people with chronic health problems—gets funding from the drugs industry that influences its advice.

NEWSStandard osteoporosis drug is making bones weaker

March 1st 2017 in Drugs

The standard drugs for osteoporosis are making bones weaker. Bisphosphonates are routinely given to the elderly a...

NEWSAlzheimer's probably not caused by brain plaques, says new research chief

February 27th 2017 in Diabetes, Drugs

Medicine has got it wrong about Alzheimer's disease for the past 40 years, the UK's new head of deme...

NEWSTaking painkillers for low back pain may do more harm than good

February 15th 2017 in Drugs

People often turn to painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have low back pain—but the drugs don’t work and could cause unwelcome side effects. In other words, the risks outweigh the be...

NEWSStart eating prebiotics to reduce your stress levels

February 13th 2017

Stress and anxiety could have more to do with your gut than your brain—and so adding prebiotics li...

NEWSPainkillers triple risk of heart attack when you have a cold

February 8th 2017 in Drugs

...e got a cold or flu, don’t take one of the common painkillers like aspirin or ibuprofen. The drugs increase the risk of a heart attack while you’ll snuffling.

NEWSGuided imagery can help with pain and insomnia

February 8th 2017

Guided imagery can help people overcome pain, anxiety and insomnia—especially when they’re in ho...

NEWSUnsteady pensioner? It’s not old age, it’s the drugs

February 6th 2017

...d unsteady on our feet. But it may not be age that’s doing it—it’s more likely to be the drugs we’re taking.

NEWSIn pain or depressed? Acupuncture super-charges conventional treatments

February 1st 2017 in Drugs

If you’re suffering from chronic pain or depression, consider a course of acupuncture—it can sup...

NEWSBroccoli and celery compound blocks most lethal form of breast cancer

January 25th 2017 in Drugs

One in five cases of breast cancer are known as triple-negative, and are the most lethal form—but ...

Features

FEATUREThe silent thief of sight

April 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 1) in Drugs

While there are over 20 types of glaucoma, the term is most often used to describe primary open-angl...

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...

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

FEATUREThe zs, the newest sleeping pills

March 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 12) in Drugs

Known collectively as the Z drugs, zopiclone (a cousin of Lunesta), zolpidem (Ambien) and zaleplon (Sonata) have been touted as ...

FEATUREPregnant women prescribed dangerous drugs

February 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 11) in Drugs

Women who are very young or pregnant are two population groups who should almost never be prescribed...

FEATUREDrugs for arthritis

January 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10) in Drugs

The COX-2 inhibitors are not the only arthritis drugs under scrutiny at the moment

FEATUREBig pharma's dirty marketing tricks not just in us

January 2005 (Vol. 15 Issue 10) in Drugs

The UK's drugs regulations industry is finally facing a long-overdue overhaul

FEATUREToo many drugs for the elderly

December 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 9) in Drugs

At least one in 10 elderly people is prescribed a drug they should not be taking - and the true figu...

FEATUREAromatase inhibitors for breast cancer

August 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 5) in Drugs

Oncologists often have only one strategy when dealing with breast cancer: stop the flow of oestrogen...

FEATUREPotency drugs

July 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 4) in Drugs

My cousin Doll, who is over 80, had a heart attack with angina two years ago

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