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  • Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

    Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU0

    Image copyright Getty Images The number of drug-related deaths in Scotland soared to 1,187 last year, according to official statistics. The figure is 27% higher than the previous year, and the highest since records began in 1996. It means there were more drug-related deaths in Scotland last year than the 1,136 alcohol-specific deaths. And the

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  • Novichok victim was saved by anti-nerve agent drug never before used in UK

    Novichok victim was saved by anti-nerve agent drug never before used in UK0

    An anti-nerve agent drug never before used on a patient in the UK was administered to one of the Novichok victims to save his life, according to a top official in the emergency services. Charlie Rowley, 45, was exposed to the same noxious substance used to attack ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in

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  • ADHD Drug not linked to Psychotic Symptoms

    ADHD Drug not linked to Psychotic Symptoms0

    New research provides reassurance that the most common ADHD drug is not linked to psychotic symptoms The most commonly prescribed ADHD drug methylphenidate does not increase the risk of psychotic episodes in patients, according to experts from the University of Nottingham. In the new study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, experts found no evidence that

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  • Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure’0

    The recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models, according to new research published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more energy and function more efficiently. ‘This drug could be a promising

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  • Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more

    Acne drug, mental health at work, dementia & more0

    Have you missed all the latest health news this week (13-17 May)? Don’t miss out, catch up on all the health headlines now! Will this arthritis joint pill cut heart attack risk by a fifth? A pill for arthritis can cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke by a fifth and it only

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  • Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure’

    Diabetes drug ‘may reverse heart failure’0

    The recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models, according to new research published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more energy and function more efficiently. ‘This drug could be a promising

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