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Pharmaceuticals

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An apple a day… could save your life

Apples contain important nutrients and beneficial fibre that help prevent heart disease as effectively – and more safely – than statin drugs


20 December, 2013
A new report shows that children's medicines contain additives that have alerady been banned in food and drinks

Why are additives linked to hyperactivity still in children’s medicines?

A new report shows that too many children’s medicines still contain additives withdrawn from food and drink because of links to hyperactivity and ADHD


22 October, 2013
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Doctors overprescribing antibiotics for sore throats, bronchitis

Researchers say doctors are still prescribing far too many antibiotics in circumstances where these drugs will be ineffective


8 October, 2013
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Natural products can be as potent as man-made drugs

Researchers in Singapore have shown that combinations of natural remedies can be as effective as synthetic anticancer and antibacterial drugs


12 February, 2013
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Painkillers – more overdoses than heroin and cocaine

Our worrying and escalating use of painkillers – is it ‘medication overuse’ or ‘medication overprescription’?


24 September, 2012
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GPs – your friendly neighbourhood drug pushers

With GPs pushing drugs onto people instead of caring for them properly it’s little wonder patients are so dissatisfied – and sick


18 September, 2012
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Antibiotics no better than placebo for sinusitis

If you’ve got sinusitis chances are that your doctor will automatically give you antibiotics – but say researchers it won’t help you get better


16 February, 2012
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Studies shed light on depression’s link to heart failure and diabetes

Depression isn’t just in the mind; it raises the risk of heart disease too. Could vitamin D supplements help?


10 January, 2012
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Drug treatment makes parasite more adaptable
and virulent

Bombarding a tropical parasite with drugs has not only made it more resistant to medicine, it’s made it more lethal as well


23 December, 2011
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Yes, natural treatments for hypertension can work

A new review suggests that natural approaches to hypertension are effective at dealing with a hard to treat problem


13 December, 2011
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