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NEWSCommon blood pressure drugs raise skin cancer risk seven-fold

December 8th 2017 in Drugs

Some of the world's most common drugs for high blood pressure (hypertension) 'significantly' increase the risk of skin cancer, new r...

NEWSBenzos increase death risk by 40 per cent in patients

November 24th 2017 in Drugs

Benziodiazepines—or benzos—are routinely given to elderly patients to keep them sedated, but the...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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