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Statins and side-effects

Muscle-related symptoms linked to statins have been a controversial topic, with some observational studies reporting symptoms in up to a fifth of patients, in contrast to evidence from blinded randomised trials where rates are much lower. read more

The Cancer Drugs Fund: was it worth it?

The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) was launched in England in 2010 to provide patients with access to anti-cancer drugs not available through the NHS because the drugs had not been appraised, were in the process of being appraised, or had been appraised but not recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). read more

Air pollution nanoparticles

There is mounting evidence that air pollution is bad for our health – but what actually happens inside our bodies when we breathe in particulate matter? read more

Ketamine and depression

Severe depression is the number one psychological disorder in the UK and yet 30% of patients do not respond to … read more

5G in the UK

The March budget included funding towards a future 5G network in the UK. read more

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