August 1, 2018

Harmful Side Effects Of Opioid Painkillers Are Tripled In Dementia Patients

NEWS Two new studies highlight a significant increase in harmful side effects related to the use of commonly prescribed opioid painkillers in people with dementia. COMMENT […]
August 1, 2018

ADHD Diagnosis For Adults ‘Can Take Seven Years’

NEWS Some adults wait more than seven years to be diagnosed with ADHD because of huge waiting lists, a charity has said. COMMENT Attention Deficit Hyperactivity […]
August 1, 2018

Cancer Victims Kept In The Dark About Their Treatment

NEWS A survey of cancer sufferers asking about their care has revealed “concerning issues” about the information they are given. Just under half of patients reported […]
August 1, 2018

Global AIDS Epidemic Could Be Facing A Resurgence

NEWS Twenty-six years since they last met in Amsterdam, participants at the 2018 International AIDS Conference were back in the city for what was being billed […]
August 1, 2018

Use Of Statin Drugs Again Linked To Muscle Disorders

NEWS New research has found a link between statin drug use and the development of a rare disorder of the muscles known as idiopathic inflammatory myositis.  […]
July 30, 2018

Pharma Companies Ending Research Into New Antibiotics

NEWS While lethal bugs continue to develop resistance to existing antibiotics, pharmaceutical companies are ending research into new ones. Reports suggest these bacteria will kill 10 […]
July 27, 2018

UK Government Report Recommends Vitamin D Supplements For Babies

NEWS A report by the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition recommends that breastfed infants should receive a daily vitamin D supplement. COMMENT There is […]
July 27, 2018

British Doctors Lack Transparency Over Pharma Industry Payments

NEWS Half of British doctors who received payments from the pharmaceutical industry last year remained anonymous. COMMENT In many if not most countries around the world, […]