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May 2018 (Vol. 3 Issue 3)

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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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NEWSFennel is effective natural alternative to HRT

May 19th 2017

Fennel is nature's HRT for post-menopausal women. The herb is as effective as the drug for treating ...

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NEWSOne in three new drugs have serious—and sometimes deadly—safety issues

May 15th 2017 in Drugs

There's something seriously wrong with our drug approval processes. One in three drugs that pass all the usual checks before being given a licence are unsafe, and are causing seriou...

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NEWSNew drugs aren't being properly tested for their safety or effectiveness

May 10th 2017 in Drugs

New 'breakthrough' drugs are often being allowed onto the market as safe and effective treatments with minimal evidence...

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NEWSLow back pain is common—but medicine has few answers

April 12th 2017 in Drugs

Low back pain is one of the most common ailments, and half of those afflicted suffer with it their e...

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NEWSStatins raise type 2 diabetes risk by 60 per cent

April 10th 2017 in Diabetes, Drugs

Cholesterol-lowering statins do raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, a major new review has confirmed....

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NEWSFat-soluble vitamins make antibiotics effective against the superbugs

April 3rd 2017 in Drugs

...ke antibiotics effective against superbugs, so-named because they have become resistant to the drugs.

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NEWSCommon drug for bladder problems linked to dementia

March 29th 2017 in Drugs

Doctors are routinely prescribing a drug to treat overactive bladder that can trigger dementia. The ...

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NEWSVets learn how to use acupuncture

March 29th 2017

Vets in Switzerland are being trained to use acupuncture on a herd of cows. It's part of a wider pro...

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NEWSHigh blood pressure? Get a second opinion

March 22nd 2017 in Drugs

If your doctor says you have high blood pressure (hypertension), get a second opinion: around 20 per...

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The zs, the newest sleeping pills image

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

The zs, the newest sleeping pills image

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 ...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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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FEATUREA hysterectomy

June 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 3) in Drugs

Excessive bleeding or pain* Drugs or devices: birth-control pills; drugs that reduce female hormones; a blood-clotting agent cal...

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FEATUREHypertension combos

April 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 1) in Drugs

* I had a stroke and was put on aspirin, simvastatin, Calcichew D and bendrofluazide

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