Drugs

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‘This looks like the real deal’: are we inching closer to a treatment for Alzheimer’s?
After years of setbacks, dementia researchers are getting excited about a new antibody drug called lecanemab. No one expects it to stop cognitive decline, but even slowing it would be a breakthrough

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Psilocybin research kept ‘in limbo’ by rules and attitudes, say UK scientists
Active ingredient of magic mushrooms still classified as having no medical value, despite clinical success

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @12:23 PM

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Study claims to find first direct evidence of a link between low serotonin and depression
Exclusive: Results add to debate over decreased serotonin response and depression

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

05, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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GPs giving antidepressants to children against guidelines
Guidance states under-18s should only get such drugs alongside therapy and after being assessed by a psychiatrist

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

04, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Magic mushrooms’ psilocybin can alleviate severe depression when used with therapy
Nearly third of patients on largest trial using psychedelic compound went into rapid remission

Ian Sample Science editor

02, Nov, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘No new HIV cases by 2030’: England hopes to become first country in the world to defeat virus
New medicines will be made available across the country to end regional disparities

James Tapper

22, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Indonesia bans sale of syrup medicines after at least 99 child deaths
Country investigating 206 cases of kidney injury that could be linked to ingredients in liquid medicines

Lizzy Davies and agencies

20, Oct, 2022 @1:46 PM

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Time for your medicine: unlocking the power of our body clocks
It’s long been known that certain drugs work better when taken at specific times of day. But now scientists are learning that our circadian rhythms affect everything from vaccines to meals – and even the results of exercise

Amelia Tait

16, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Common drugs could fight obesity and diabetes, say scientists
Researchers identify medications that could be repurposed, including treatments for heart conditions and stomach ulcers

Robin McKie Science Editor

15, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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US shortage of Adderall is due to increased demand, FDA and drug-makers say
FDA says supply does not meet demand and drug-maker says backorders are due to ‘significant rise’ in prescription rates

Samira Asma-Sadeque

14, Oct, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Gene-edited sheep offer hope for treatment of lethal childhood disease
Roslin Institute engineered a flock to help research into the genetics of Batten disease

Robin McKie, Science Editor

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Boom in unapproved medicinal cannabis products worries Australian experts
Some patients are taking cannabis for conditions where there is little evidence it is effective, GPs and researchers say

Melissa Davey Medical editor

02, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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