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NEWSEFT 'safe therapy' for army veterans with PTSD

August 10th 2017

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), the 'tapping solution', could soon be one of the standard treatme...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Features

FEATUREDrugs to avoid for the over 65s

September 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 6) in Drugs, Respiratory

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

FEATUREDoctors sent new alert about 'killer' contraceptive pills

February 2014 (Vol. 24 Issue 11) in Drugs

Doctors have been reminded yet again thatthe most commonly-prescribed birth control pills increase t...

FEATURENew-generation diabetes drugs are killers

July 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 4) in Diabetes, Drugs

A new generation of diabetes drugs dramatically increase the risk of death - and are 50 per cent more likely to kill than an old ...

FEATURE70 per cent of antidepressant users aren't even depressed

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7) in Drugs

And the doctors prescribing these drugs have had no training in psychiatric disorders, a shocking new study has revealed

FEATUREWorld's most commonly used drugs cause kidney cancer

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7) in Drugs

The drugs-also known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)-increase the risk of kidney cance...

FEATUREParkinson's patients still given drugs that make them worse

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Doctors are still handing out drugs to some of their Parkinson's disease (PD) patients that worsen the condition and may even kill them

FEATUREAntidepressants double the risk of another bout of depression

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

People who take an antidepressant are far more likely to suffer a recurring bout of depression than ...

FEATURESymptoms of ageing are caused by drugs, new research finds

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Many of the problems associated with growing old-including falls, unsteadiness and an increased risk...

FEATURESymptoms of ageing are caused by drugs, new research finds

September 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 6) in Drugs

Many of the problems associated with growing old-including falls, unsteadiness and an increased risk...

FEATURECodeine

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Drugs, Special Reports

Many thousands of people are addicted to so-called 'safe' over-the-counter drugs such as simple painkillers

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