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British women are seeking abortion pills online due to barriers accessing care, research suggests. A new study in the journal Contraception found some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning traditional routes such as the NHS in favour of seeking help online. Experts found that 519 women contacted Women…
The world is running out of antibiotics, global health leaders have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that "antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency". Growing resistance to drugs that fight infections could "seriously jeopardise" progress made in modern medicine, the head of WHO said. The remarks come after…
An "exciting" new study has revealed a drug that could help reduce the risk of heart attacks and cut cancer deaths. More than 10,000 patients took part in a trial using the anti-inflammatory Canakinumab, the results of which were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Barcelona, Spain.…
A 43 year-old woman has been convicted at Lisburn Magistrates' Court for the sale and supply of illegal prescription medicines from her Eastern European convenience food store in Lisburn. Eduarda Verygiene received fines totalling £750 plus court costs, having pleaded guilty to three charges before the court in relation to…
Northern Ireland risks falling behind in the fight against HIV if the infection prevention drug PrEP is not rolled out in the region, a charity has warned. Positive Life called for the introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) after the NHS in England announced that the drug would be offered to…
Almost all men over 60 and women over 75 are eligible for statins, according to a new analysis. After examining guidance on which patients should be offered stain therapy, researchers calculated 11.8 million English adults are eligible for the cholesterol-lowing drugs. This works out to be more than a third…
It's time to call an end to the "complete the course" message for some antibiotics, according to an article in a leading medical journal. Experts writing in The British Medical Journal (The BMJ) argue that the warning given to patients at the start of treatment is not supported by the…
The first vaccination shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea has been developed by scientists. The medical breakthrough comes at a time of increased concern over the prevalence of gonorrhoea, which has previously proven to be resistant to medicine. The study of New Zealanders aged 15 to 30…
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