Post Tagged with: "Pharmacology"

Medical Student 101 – Coffee

Medical Student 101 – Coffee

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]Jun Lao, Mess Editor, on the devilishly addictive appeal of coffee[/box] There is an existential struggle which burns within the depths of my soul most mornings; an urge which threatens to tear me asunder as I fight the temptation to simply give in. It begins with an enticing suggestion floating into my mind under the pretence of spontaneity […]

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No More Mister NICE Guy for Antibiotic Prescriptions

No More Mister NICE Guy for Antibiotic Prescriptions

[box]Anamika Kunnumpurath reports on new NICE guidelines for the use of antibiotics [/box] Antibiotics, once a symbol of the power of advancing science and modern medicine, are increasingly being used with caution and viewed with a critical eye. New guidelines published earlier this month by NICE have highlighted the need for a change in how antibiotics are prescribed and stricter […]

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Painkiller or Pleasure Killer? Paracetamol’s hidden effects

Painkiller or Pleasure Killer? Paracetamol’s hidden effects

[box] Rob Cleaver reports on new research from the US that suggests it isn’t just pain that paracetamol is killing. [/box] A study by researchers at Ohio State University in the USA have found that paracetamol may dampen down normal human emotions. Used by millions on a daily basis, paracetamol (or acetaminophen in the US) is one of the most […]

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Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

[box] Utsav Radia shines a light on research into the treatment of Multiple Myeloma [/box] Scientists at Imperial, led by Professor Guido Franzoso, have developed a new drug to be used in patients with multiple myeloma, a rare type of cancer affecting 4,800 new people every year in the UK. Multiple myeloma results from the proliferation of cancerous antibody-secreting cells […]

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