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Children prescribed antibiotics and indigestion medicine could be at greater risk of obesity, because of their impact on bacteria in the gut, according to a new study from the US.
The toxic effects on the lung of drugs routinely prescribed to treat a range of common long-term conditions is much more widespread than thought, warn UK researchers.
A new guide has been launched to help nurses better support patients struggling with life-limiting side effects such as hearing loss and fatigue from treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Clinically unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in the UK must stop, according to an influential group of MPs, which is calling on the government to make antimicrobial resistance a “top five” policy priority.
A new database has been developed to arm nurses and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to confidently prescribe physical activity to patients.
Nurses across England are being urged to get actively involved in the latest phase of a nationwide campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance, including handing out “non-prescriptions” to patients.
A weight-loss drug may help bring down blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes in obese and overweight patients, according to new US research.
Taking a daily dose of aspirin does not prolong healthy living in older adults who have not previously experienced a cardiovascular event, according to an international trial.
A new anaesthetic formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice has been developed by Australian researchers, who say it has the potential to make it easier to treat sick children.
Evidence does not support the widespread use of statins in healthy older people to prevent heart disease and stroke, according to the authors of a new Spanish study.