Anticholinergics, a class of drugs used for conditions including allergies, colds, high blood pressure and depression, may be associated with an increased risk of developing mild thinking and memory problems, particularly in people who have genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease or markers of this condition, according to a new study.
AstraZeneca has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to its COVID-19 vaccine hopeful by most of the countries with which it has struck supply agreements, a senior executive told Reuters news agency.
A lack of the mineral selenium in the diet puts people at risk of paracetamol (acetaminophen) overdose, even when the painkiller is taken at levels claimed to be safe on the packaging, finds new research.
New research has analyzed 35 studies looking at the effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in cutting the risk of dying from heart disease. The researchers found three-quarters of the studies reported no reduction in mortality among patients taking the drugs.