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19/04/2018 - Europe challenged to tackle vaccine uptake
European countries need to tackle the problem of families that reject the use of vaccines – and the need for action is immediate in the light of recent measles outbreaks, senior doctors have warned. More

18/04/2018 - Monoclonal antibody offers migraine hope
A monoclonal antibody offers a promising treatment for migraine, German researchers are to tell a major conference. More

17/04/2018 - New drug targets for prostate cancer
Landmark research into prostate cancer has revealed 80 molecular 'weaknesses' that could be targeted by drugs, it was announced last night. More

11/04/2018 - New drug class unveiled at Imperial
British researchers have announced the development of a new class of drug developed to treat drug-resistant tumours. More

28/03/2018 - Mixed-drug approach to malaria
A drug used to treat parasitic diseases is also effective at controlling mosquitoes, British researchers report today. More

27/03/2018 - RA drug reduces inflammation in stroke patients
People in the early stages of a stroke have benefitted from an anti-inflammatory drug normally used for rheumatoid arthritis, a new research has found. More

23/03/2018 - Drug reduces progression in secondary progressive MS
The progression of disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis can be slowed down with a new drug, researchers report today. More

23/03/2018 - Targeted drugs beneficial to HER2 positive patients
Women with HER2 positive breast cancer could avoid having extensive surgery involving mastectomy and removal of several lymph nodes by receiving targeted drugs before surgery, leading oncologists have heard. More

20/03/2018 - Complementary GPs reduce antibiotic use
GPs who have training in complementary therapies enjoy some success in limiting use of antibiotics, according to an analysis published today. More

14/03/2018 - Hope for menopause treatment
Rapid results are being seen with a new medication to treat uncomfortable symptoms caused by the menopause. More

12/03/2018 - Drink rather than vaccine may be cholera answer
A fast-acting, drinkable antidote for cholera epidemics is getting closer to being developed, according to two new studies. More

28/02/2018 - Warning on metformin in pregnancy
Pregnant women taking the drug metformin may be increasing a baby’s chance of becoming overweight at age four, according to a Norwegian study. More

27/02/2018 - Alcohol-misuse 'wonder drug' is ineffective
A so-called “wonder drug” for alcohol use disorders is no more effective than a placebo, according to a new UK study. More

27/02/2018 - Too many antibiotic prescriptions “inappropriate,” experts
At least 20% of GP prescriptions of antibiotics are inappropriate, it was alleged today. More

22/02/2018 - Antidepressants work - study
Commonly used antidepressants are genuinely effective in treating acute depression, according to the findings of a major international analysis published today. More

20/02/2018 - Calcium link to Parkinson’s
Calcium channel blockers could be investigated as a therapy for Parkinson’s disease following new discoveries at Cambridge University, researchers have stated. More

15/02/2018 - Asthma preventers may protect fertility
Women with asthma may suffer loss of fertility from using short-acting relievers – but not from use of preventers, according to the findings of a major study reported today. More

14/02/2018 - Warning of drug-resistance impact on surgical infection
The spread of drug-resistant bacteria is significantly increasing the challenges of preventing surgical infection in poor countries, according to a global analysis by a British research team. More

13/02/2018 - Twitter research highlights steroid worries
A study of social media has helped researchers establish the side-effects that bother patients taking common drugs. More

13/02/2018 - Warning over growing opioid use
An “inexorable” rise in the use of opioids for pain relief may be linked to rising death rates from the drugs, researchers warn today. More

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