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Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

  TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups. […]

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A 65p pill can end delusions that haunt thousands with Parkinson's

Ghostly figures, disembodied voices and plagues of bugs: How a 65p pill can end the terrifying delusions that haunt thousands with Parkinson’s NHS trial will offer 200 volunteers chance to try 65p-a-day drug ondansetron Medication, designed to treat cancer-related sickness, can stop hallucinations  Parkinson’s affects 145,000 Britons and also causes problems with movement Ghostly figures that […]

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Sorting out who needs a pill sorter

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed guidance to help prescribers and pharmacists decide which patients should use a pill organiser. The team’s previous research has shown that switching to using an organiser can do more harm than good. Their latest study, published today, reveals that pharmacies are giving out twice as many […]