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NEWS Common drug for bladder problems linked to dementia

March 29th 2017 /

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.

NEWS Vets learn how to use acupuncture

March 29th 2017

Vets in Switzerland are being trained to use acupuncture on a herd of cows. It's part of a wider programme that will see more alternative therapies being introduced into veterinary practice, and especially as a substitute for antibiotics.

NEWS Need to pee at night? Eat less salt in the day

March 29th 2017

If you need to get up in the night to pee, you may be having too much salt in your diet. Although the new 'safe limits' are up to 12.5g of salt a day, these levels can trigger nocturia (night-time peeing).

NEWS Moderate drinking protects against angina, heart failure and stroke

March 27th 2017 /

Moderate alcohol drinking—which is around 10 small glasses of wine a week—does protect you against the most common diseases of the heart, such as angina, heart failure and stroke, but heavy drinking increases the risk, a major study has concluded.

NEWS Scientists make gluten-free bread that tastes and looks like your regular loaf

March 27th 2017

Great news this week if you're on a gluten-free diet. Scientists have come up with a way to bake bread that tastes and feels like a regular wheat loaf.

NEWS CAM groups face challenge to their charitable status

March 27th 2017

Complementary and alternative health groups are facing a legal challenge to their charitable status following a campaign by Simon Singh and his own charity, the Good Thinking Society.

NEWS High blood pressure? Get a second opinion

March 22nd 2017 /

If your doctor says you have high blood pressure (hypertension), get a second opinion: around 20 per cent of cases have been wrongly diagnosed, usually because old and faulty instruments are still being used.

NEWS Vitamin D deficiency linked to autism

March 22nd 2017

A lack of vitamin D—the 'sunshine vitamin'—seems to play a key part in the development of autism. Women who are given vitamin D supplements during the first trimester of their pregnancy are far less likely to have a child who has the condition, say researchers.

NEWS Drug trial results aren't being replicated by 70 per cent of researchers

March 22nd 2017

Scientists are unable to reproduce the results of trials that had found a drug was effective, and which helped get it approved. Around 70 per cent of researchers say they have been unable to replicate the results of drug trials—which suggests they were falsified or given too much of a positive spin.

NEWS Diabetes reversed in four months by changing the diet

March 20th 2017 /

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.

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