THE SUBTLE CHARMS OF THE DRUG COMPANIES: Funding that buys complicity
I was very interested in your article ‘Healthy, older and wise’ (WDDTY vol 15 no 9). But why was there no mention of the proved benefits of dog ownership?
WHY TAKE HRT? Vitamin D is just as good, and safer
Antispasmodic drugs are a huge moneyspinner for drugs companies. Sometimes, they are teamed with a tranquilliser like Librium, under the premise that a drug that relaxes all of you will also calm down your gut.
DON'T GROW OLD: Or don't take the drugs
Q I regularly take aspirin but, recently, I’ve been prescribed an antihypertensive. Is there any interaction between these drugs? - CH, Swindon
About half of all senior patients take several prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs simultaneously, and frequently over prolonged periods. Many conditions mistakenly considered new diseases are, in fact, unrecognised drug interactions
AND IT ISN'T GREAT FOR ALZHEIMER'S, EITHER: But the 'good fats' can pr
If you’re about to reach for that bottle of antacids after the Christmas blow-out - think again. New research suggests that the world’s most popular drugs, used for heartburn and indigestion, can double the risk of pneumonia.
BLADDER CONTROL: Is it all in the mind?