Drugs

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NHS to offer women in England drug that cuts recurrence of breast cancer
Abemaciclib can improve chances of certain type of cancer not returning after surgery by more than 30%

Andrew Gregory Health editor

17, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Doctors warn against over-medicalising menopause after UK criticism
Seeing natural event as hormone deficiency requiring treatment could increase women’s anxiety, say medics

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

15, Jun, 2022 @10:30 PM

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‘It affected a great number of people’: inside the world of shocking military drug experiments
A damning new documentary sheds light on experiments done on US soldiers from the 50s to the 70s and the devastating after-effects

Radheyan Simonpillai

09, Jun, 2022 @6:11 AM

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Let doctors use MDMA to treat veterans with PTSD and depression, former ADF boss says
Chris Barrie says he hopes common sense will prevail and the TGA will allow drug to be more readily used to treat patients

Christopher Knaus

03, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Women in UK ‘seldom’ told drug used in surgery can impede contraception
Study at NHS trust finds no patients were informed of risk of unplanned pregnancy from sugammadex

Andrew Gregory Health editor

02, Jun, 2022 @10:01 PM

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Women in England with breast cancer may qualify for drug that buys ‘precious’ time
Nice approves Keytruda, which with chemotherapy can lengthen survival of women with triple negative breast cancer

Andrew Gregory Health editor

25, May, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Legalise Cannabis rides high in Senate vote as grassroots campaign pays off
Micro party picks up 2-7% in most states and Northern Territory amid surge in cannabis consumption in Australia

Josh Taylor and Nick Evershed

22, May, 2022 @6:37 AM

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Injured women face discrimination over life-saving drugs, say researchers
Female patients in England and Wales half as likely to receive TXA, which cuts risk of bleeding to death by 30%, as injured men

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

18, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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I’m one of the 28m in Britain who live with chronic pain – where is the plan to help us? | Lucy Pasha-Robinson
We are being told painkillers can do more harm than good, but the NHS alternatives need more research and funding, says writer Lucy Pasha-Robinson

Lucy Pasha-Robinson

16, May, 2022 @9:24 AM

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William Brewer: ‘The Red Arrow isn’t a drug book, but…’
The American author on how his own experience of psychedelic therapy sparked his debut novel, and his poems about the opioid epidemic

Anthony Cummins

14, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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HRT products could be sent to UK from mainland Europe next week
Regulator expected to consent to import of hormone replacement pills and patches from France

Julia Kollewe

13, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Dreamachine review – as close to state-funded psychedelic drugs as you can get
Unboxed (formerly the Festival of Brexit) offers a free trip inside your own head courtesy of a flashing light technique pioneered in the 1960s. Our writer is addicted

Jonathan Jones

09, May, 2022 @11:28 AM

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