328,000 patients die from prescription drugs

Are new drugs effective or hazardous? Researchers have discovered that new prescription drugs have a one in five chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved, with systematical reviews revealing that 1.9 million hospitalisations a year are attributed to using new medication. The Harvard Law report explained that 840,000 patients given new drugs […]

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Drug resistance causes 5,000 UK deaths

Prime minister acts to combat antibiotic resistance Conservative prime minister David Cameron has launched investigations into tackling the threat of antibiotic resistance, as he states that the world could be “cast back into the dark ages of medicine” unless the situation is dealt with promptly. His recent review begs why so few anti-microbial drugs have been introduced […]

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Skin cancer treatments double life expectancy

Trials focusing on advanced skin cancer provide “exciting” results Two international trials studying potential new skin cancer treatments have yielded promising results, giving 69% of patients an additional year to live. The usual survival rate is approximately six months. The treatments, combating advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target […]

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NHS could provide Chinese medicine

Massage and acupuncture may be offered on the NHS Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested that traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture, should be available on the NHS if there is sufficient evidence that it is beneficial to patients. Replying to a question in the Commons on Tuesday, Mr Hunt agreed that Chinese techniques could […]

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