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Are We Proceeding on Too Many Drugs? Take a Chillaxitive instead

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Share Half of us take at least one daily prescription drug. The figures are startling. More than a quarter of us take at least three drugs regularly, according to a recent survey and many pensioners take five or more. Although many people won’t take any drug unless it’s essential, over 1.1 billion prescriptions are issued each year in England alone, …

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Are You at Risk of Diabetes?

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Share With one in 10 adults expected to have diabetes by 2035, could you be next? Over the past 20 years, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes just in the UK has more than doubled to almost 3.5 million. This dramatic rise has put an extreme burden on the government, costing the UK £8.8 billion each year. There’s a …

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Statins, Do Diabetics Need Them?

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Share These cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce heart attacks and strokes, but are they for everyone? Forty years after statins were launched, they‘re still controversial. Researchers in Britain say fewer high-risk patients have started taking them since the latest guidance from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), while people in lower-risk categories may be over-treated with statins. Why does …

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