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Doctors – and farmers – give antibiotic resistance a helping hand

Scientists have discovered a virulent and untreatable kind of E. coli bacteria that can transfer its antibiotic resistance to other types of bacteria

19 November, 2015

Pharmaceuticals in the environment affect crop growth

The pharmaceutical drugs we dump into the environment have been shown to have a significant impact on the growth of food crops

30 December, 2014

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

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A new report shows that too many children’s medicines still contain additives withdrawn from food and drink because of links to hyperactivity and ADHD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

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

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

Painkillers – more overdoses than heroin and cocaine

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

24 September, 2012

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

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

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