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NEWSHeartburn pills increase risk of premature death

July 5th 2017 in Drugs

People regularly pop a heartburn pill for indigestion—and some take one every day after a meal—b...

Olive oil could protect you from developing Alzheimer's image

NEWSOlive oil could protect you from developing Alzheimer's

June 23rd 2017

If you want to protect your mental faculties and ward off the threat of Alzheimer's (and who doesn't...

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NEWSIndigestion remedies increase risk of recurring stomach bug infection

April 3rd 2017

Over-the-counter remedies for indigestion and stomach acid increase the risk of recurring Clostridiu...

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NEWSCommon drug for bladder problems linked to dementia

March 29th 2017 in Drugs

Doctors are routinely prescribing a drug to treat overactive bladder that can trigger dementia. The drug, Ditropan (oxybutynin), is given to around a quarter of elderly patients with the...

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NEWSDaily cuppa cuts dementia risk by 50 per cent

March 20th 2017

Drinking at least one cup of tea a day can reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's as we get older, a new study has found.

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NEWSB vitamins reverse DNA damage from air pollution

March 15th 2017 in Environment

Taking B vitamin supplements could protect us against air pollution, which is becoming recognised as...

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NEWSAlzheimer's probably not caused by brain plaques, says new research chief

February 27th 2017 in Diabetes, Drugs

Medicine has got it wrong about Alzheimer's disease for the past 40 years, the UK's new head of dementia research says. It's far more complex a disease than the idea it's solely caused by plaques ...

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NEWSAntidepressants double risk of falls and fractures in Alzheimer’s patients

January 18th 2017 in Drugs

Alzheimer’s patients often take an antidepressant—but the drug nearly doubles the risk of a fall...

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NEWSAntipsychotic drugs increase risk of death for Alzheimer’s patients

December 21st 2016 in Drugs

Antipsychotic drugs are routinely given to Alzheimer’s patients—but they increase the risk of de...

Alzheimer’s now the biggest killer of women image

NEWSAlzheimer’s now the biggest killer of women

November 16th 2016

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have replaced heart problems as the major killer in the UK—at least for women. A similar ...

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FEATUREPsychotic prescribing

April 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 1) in Diabetes, Drugs

Pressure-selling tactics from drug companies, including bribes in the form of gifts and trips to exo...

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FEATUREIn vino veritas

January 2011 (Vol. 21 Issue 10)

Alcohol has a reputation that is enhanced by a somewhat superficial understanding of what it actually does

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FEATUREAnti-ageing for the brain

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Special Reports

Here are eight things that can keep your brain alive and well

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FEATURENutritional support for women over 50

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Drugs, Special Reports

Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa)

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FEATUREBerry good for you

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Diabetes, Special Reports

... the first human evidence that blueberries can boost memory and might even help to ward off dementia

Medicine and the elderly: Age shall not weary them-but drugs might image

FEATUREMedicine and the elderly: Age shall not weary them-but drugs might

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Drugs, Special Reports

The over-65s take one-third of all pharmaceuticals that are prescribed by doctors every year, despit...

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FEATUREHerbal helpers for women over 50

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Special Reports

Never use Arnica internally unless it's dispensed in a homeopathic potency, as it has toxic effects ...

The damaged brain: How drugs cause dementia image

FEATUREThe damaged brain: How drugs cause dementia

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Diseases, Drugs, Special Reports

Dementia of all varieties, including Alzheimer's disease, is now epidemic, approaching an incidence ...

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FEATUREPreventing Dementia

March 2010 (Vol. 20 Issue 12) in Drugs, Fitness, Special Reports

Dementia-a term that describes the decline in mental abilities such asthinking, remembering and reas...

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FEATUREHRT: the latest cancer risk

March 2010 (Vol. 20 Issue 12) in Diseases, Drugs, Special Reports, Women's health

Anyone with shares in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is in the doldrums

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