A list of news stories related to Medication are shown below.
27 March 2018
'Calls to rein in antibiotic use after study shows 65% increase worldwide' The Guardian reports
06 April 2018
"Type 2 diabetes drug could be used to treat nicotine withdrawal for people trying to quit smoking," reports the Mail Online.
26 April 2018
'Some antidepressants and bladder medicines could be linked to dementia' BBC News reports
25 May 2018
'Rising antidepressant prescriptions could be contributing to increasing obesity levels' is the headline from The Independent
13 June 2018
'Could your medications be making you depressed?' asks the BBC News website
05 July 2018
"New blood-thinning drugs [anticoagulants] 'could be far safer than the commonly-prescribed warfarin'," reports the Mail Online.
09 July 2018
25 September 2018
'More than a million over-65s may suffer dangerous side-effects because they are taking herbal remedies and dietary supplements alongside drugs prescribed by their GP' the Mail Online reports
03 October 2018
'Antidepressant withdrawal 'hits millions'' BBC News reports
25 October 2018
'Blood pressure pills taken by millions of patients could raise the risk of lung cancer by almost a third, according to new research' The Daily Telegraph reports
20 November 2018
"Peanut allergy treatment 'in sight'," reports BBC News, on a new study investigating the effectiveness of a new drug to reduce the symptoms seen in people with severe peanut allergies.
10 January 2019
'Hormone replacement therapy tablets are associated with a higher risk of rare but serious blood clots, research has suggested' The Guardian reports
23 January 2019
"Daily dose of aspirin 'not worth risk' as study warns of bleeding side-effects," The Daily Telegraph reports
05 March 2019
"The MMR jab does not lead to autism: Scientists debunk controversial theory yet again," reports the Mail Online. A major study has confirmed yet again that there's no link between autism and the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
07 March 2019
"HRT may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests" the Telegraph online reports
16 April 2019
"Statins are not effective at lowering cholesterol levels for half of patients," the Daily Mirror reports. Statins are a widely used and well established medicine for lowering cholesterol. A large body of evidence has shown that statins are effective in reducing so-called "bad cholesterol", which in turn can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
28 May 2019
"Honey is 'just as effective at treating cold sores as anti-viral creams'," the Mail Online reports. Cold sores are skin infections around the mouth caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). You catch the virus through direct skin contact with another person who has the virus. Once you have it, HSV lies dormant in the nerve cells and can reactivate at another time, which is why some people get recurrent cold sores, particularly when they're run down.
25 June 2019
"Common drugs taken by millions 'increase risk of dementia by 50%', experts warn," The Sun reports.
13 August 2019
"A vaccine to protect against chlamydia has moved closer to becoming reality after a pioneering clinical trial found the treatment to be safe," The Guardian reports. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STI).
10 September 2019
15 October 2019
"Common drug could prevent thousands of injury deaths," reports the Guardian on a study looking at head injury treatment in 29 countries.
16 October 2019
"Cortisone injections for hip and knee pain are more dangerous than was thought,” reports The Telegraph.
This follows a study looking into the effects of steroid injections (also called corticosteroid injections) in the hip and knee.
17 October 2019
"Benefits of statins 'are marginal at best' for otherwise healthy people," reports the Mail Online.
24 October 2019
"Blood pressure pills 'work better at bedtime'," reports BBC News.
20 November 2019
Study finds no evidence of a link between taking statins and memory loss and cognitive function.