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Gentamicin not appropriate as first-line treatment for gonorrhoea, researchers saySubscription

Gentamicin is no more effective overall than ceftriaxone as a first-line treatment for gonorrhoea but could be a useful alternative for some patients, researchers have said.

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Oral contraceptives protective against ligament injury in young womenSubscription

Oral contraceptive pills may be protective against anterior cruciate ligament tears in women, particularly in 15–19 year olds, a study has shown.

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Cannabis composition alters effects of drug on the brainSubscription

Researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging to show how cannabidiol counteracts some of the harmful effects of cannabis on the brain.

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Daily naproxen does not stall pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s in older adultsSubscription

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are unlikely to prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people at risk of developing the condition, study authors have concluded.

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Antibiotics overused in emergency departments for suspected UTISubscription

Over 60% of patients treated for a urinary tract infection lack evidence of the infection, a study carried out in a Birmingham emergency department has found.

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Long-term diuretic use may reduce fracture risk in people with Alzheimer’s diseaseSubscription

Use of thiazide diuretics for three years or more may reduce the risk of low-energy fracture in people with Alzheimer’s disease, study results have suggested.

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Antibiotic exposure in middle and late adulthood linked to CVD riskSubscription

Women exposed to antibiotics in middle or older adulthood have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.

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Patterns of medical cannabis use differ between cancer and non-cancer patientsSubscription

Patients with cancer who use medical cannabis to treat symptoms, such as pain and neuropathy, tend to favour formulations with a higher ratio of the psychoactive component, tetrahydrocannabinol, compared with non-cancer patients.

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Triple-combination therapy prevents drug resistance in colorectal cancer cellsSubscription

Treating colorectal cancer with a trio of targeted drugs reduces the acquisition of drug resistance, in vitro research published in Oncogene shows.

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Depression under-recognised in older adults during acute hospital staysSubscription

Diagnosis of depression is infrequently recorded on older adults’ patient notes, a survey of 27 acute hospitals across England has shown.

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Sleeping tablets linked to increased antihypertensive useSubscription

Older adults with hypertension who take sleeping tablets are more likely to receive an increased number of antihypertensive medicines over time, study results have shown.

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Painkiller link to childhood asthma unlikely to be causal, researchers saySubscription

A previously reported association between analgesic use in pregnancy and childhood asthma is likely to result from confounding factors, researchers have concluded.

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Beta interferons improve survival in people with MSSubscription

Beta interferons improve survival in patients with relapsing-onset multiple sclerosis when used for at least three years, research has shown.

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Study finds gender differences in reporting adverse drug reactionsSubscription

Women are more likely to report adverse drug reactions to certain drugs than men, research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has shown.

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Statins may be linked with type 2 diabetes risk in prospective studySubscription

Use of statins may be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a prospective study has found.

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Dasotraline shows potential for improving ADHD symptom severitySubscription

A novel treatment has been found to be effective in improving symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, such as attention and hyperactivity.

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HRT linked to increased Alzheimer’s disease risk in womenSubscription

Hormone replacement therapy is associated with a small but significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, research published in The BMJ has found

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Cannabis use in adolescence linked to depression in young adulthoodSubscription

Adolescent cannabis users are over three times more likely to attempt suicide in young adulthood, according to the authors of a review published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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