It never rains but it pours and, this time, the deluge in the medical press covers the use of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NANSAIDs, both as a treatment for coronary heart disease (CHD) and as a cause of ulcers.
In the heady world of the pharmaceutical industry, the most profitable industry in the world - where world sales doubled over the last five years - the pressure is always intense to develop new product.
Indeed, doctors are becoming increasingly worried about the damage they’re causing to patients’ lungs leading to sickness and death. “Iatrogenic respiratory disease is an important cause of patient morbidity and mortality,” warn doctors at the...
* Diet as good as drugs for reducing cholesterol
The Food and Drug Administration, the American drugs regulator, has admitted that plant sterols in oils, viscous fibres (oats and barley) and almonds can all reduce cholesterol.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that now affects 10 per cent of the UK workforce. It is caused by compression of the median nerve, which runs through a U-shaped
Exercising is one of the most important things people can do to promote ongoing physical and mental health. Some of us exercise regularly, some erratically; some of us ‘go for the burn’ while others prefer gentle stretching. However you do it...
Individuals taking SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) antidepressants may be at increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to new data (BMJ, 1999; 319: 1106-9).
Q I am debating whether to have a vaginal hysterectomy for prolapse, which is affecting my bladder and leading to frequent urination. There are no other medical problems.