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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 problem in the US, even though safer options are available.
Type 2 diabetes doesn't have to be a life sentence—it can be reversed in just four months by cutting back on the food we eat, researchers have discovered.
A secret stash of research papers has been uncovered that gives new hope to families fighting for compensation after they claimed a pregnancy test resulted in their children being born with deformed limbs.
Most people visit a doctor who is getting some payment from a drug company—but have no idea of the relationship, a new study has found.
Yoga and deep breathing exercises twice a week can lift major depression. With antidepressant drugs failing in half of all cases, it's an effective alternative that really does work, say researchers.
Almost every patient group—supposed to provide support and guidance for people with chronic health problems—gets funding from the drugs industry that influences its advice.
The standard drugs for osteoporosis are making bones weaker. Bisphosphonates are routinely given to the elderly and to cancer patients to help protect bones—but new research has discovered they are increasing the risks of a fracture.