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Benzodiazepines could significantly increase flu risk

Benzodiazepines may increase mortality more than 20-fold in people with influenza-like illness, new research finds

Ignorance still persists over antibiotic use

People trust pharmacists for information about antibiotics, report finds

Dementia incidence is dropping, study finds

Dementia incidence in people aged over 65 years has dropped by 20 per cent since the early 1990s

Aspirin could cut GI cancer risk

Using aspirin long-term could reduce the risk of gastrointestinal tract malignancies

Coffee cuts MS risk

People who drink large amounts of coffee seem to be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, researchers find

Food hypersensitivity in infants

One in 20 children show food hypersensitivity by two years of age – but not necessarily with IgE markers

Type 1 diabetes linked to epilepsy

Children with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to new research

Rosacea linked to Parkinson’s?

Rosacea seems to independently predict the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease

MS and diet: a neurological enigma variation

Multiple sclerosis seems set to join the growing number of conditions linked to obesity and diet

E-cigs help tens of thousands to quit

E-cigarettes probably helped between 16,000 and 22,000 additional smokers quit for at least a year during 2014

Actavis adds gliclazide 40mg

Actavis has added gliclazide 40mg tablets alongside the existing 80mg tablet offer

Vitamin C could delay cataract progression

A diet rich in vitamin C could cut the risk of cataract progression, suggests research in Ophthalmology

New ticagrelor dose

Marketing authorisation has been granted for a 60mg dose of ticagrelor for patients who have suffered a heart attack  

Golimumab in UC sees benefits within six weeks

Two-thirds of patients receiving golimumab for moderate to severe UC show a significant clinical response within six weeks.

Social pressure cuts antibiotic prescribing

A study suggests “socially motivated interventions” aimed at prescribers reduces inappropriate prescribing

Old drugs, new tricks

More than a century after their discovery, we are still learning about risks and benefits of aspirin and paracetamol

COPD link to anxiety highlighted

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can experience generalised anxiety disorder

Migraine linked to IBS...

IBS, migraine and episodic tension type headache seem to share a pathophysiological and genetic basis

Diabetes care still variable but more BP targets are being hit

Marked variations in diabetes care still persist, according to the latest National Diabetes Audit

Cancer death rate falls

Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10 per cent over 10 years, according to Cancer Research UK

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