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Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 — No one would argue that antibiotics are an amazing 20th-century innovation, promising a quick cure for bacterial illnesses that might otherwise cause serious harm or death. But they are not without risk, especially when taken without a doctor’s supervision. Yet a new study review suggests that’s exactly what many Americans… Read More »

Statins may not lower cholesterol enough in half those who take them

Statins are recommended to lower the risk of heart diseaseBSIP/UIG By New Scientist staff and Press Association A study of more than 165,000 people suggests that fewer than half of those who are prescribed statins reach the desired level of cholesterol within two years of starting to take the drugs. In England, doctors are recommended… Read More »