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Non-antibiotic drugs can harm the microbiome

Worrying new research shows that non-antibiotic drugs can kill the good bacteria commonly found in a healthy gut, and also contribute to antibiotic resistance.

21 March, 2018

Safety concerns for 1 in 3 drugs on the market

A new analysis has shown that 1 in 3 drugs released onto the market between 2001 and 2010 were either withdrawn, or given a “black box” warning on the label about serious adverse effects.

10 May, 2017

Common pain killers increase heart failure risk

New data from a large analysis of Europeans has found that painkillers such as ibuprofen are linked to an increased risk of heart failure.

30 September, 2016

High levels of antibiotic resistant E.coli found in UK supermarket meat

Around half the samples of pork and chicken tested in a new UK supermarket survey were found to have resistant bacteria that could harm human health.

5 September, 2016

Early antibiotics link to kids’ food allergies

Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life is associated with an increase in the risk of developing food allergy, new research suggests.

2 September, 2016

Doctors – and farmers – give antibiotic resistance a helping hand

Scientists have discovered a virulent and untreatable kind of E. coli bacteria that can transfer its antibiotic resistance to other types of bacteria

19 November, 2015
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Pharmaceuticals in the environment affect crop growth

The pharmaceutical drugs we dump into the environment have been shown to have a significant impact on the growth of food crops

30 December, 2014

An apple a day… could save your life

Apples contain important nutrients and beneficial fibre that help prevent heart disease as effectively – and more safely – than statin drugs

20 December, 2013

Why are additives linked to hyperactivity still in children’s medicines?

A new report shows that too many children’s medicines still contain additives withdrawn from food and drink because of links to hyperactivity and ADHD

22 October, 2013
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Doctors overprescribing antibiotics for sore throats, bronchitis

Researchers say doctors are still prescribing far too many antibiotics in circumstances where these drugs will be ineffective

8 October, 2013