Study shows needle and syringe programmes reduce transmission of hepatitis C while delivering cost savings.
Initial concerns that finasteride could increase risk of prostate cancer death have been found to be unwarranted in a long-term follow-up study.
The opioid antagonist naltrexone does not appear to increase the risk of serious adverse events over placebo, researchers from the University of Manchester have found.
A previously identified link between antidepressant use and hip fractures needs further examination, the authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry have concluded.
Monthly dosing of vitamin D3 supplements in older adults does not increase bone mineral density, the results of a recent study show.
A post-myocardial infarction medicines optimisation clinic, led primarily by a pharmacist with support from a cardiologist, has resulted in improved medicines adherence and guideline concordance, study results published in Open Heart show.
There is a lack of evidence that medicines for osteoarthritis are effective in the long term, according to a review in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sulfonylureas and basal insulin confer an increased risk of cardiovascular events compared with newer second-line medicines for type 2 diabetes mellitus, research has found.
Existing medicines for physical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension could be used to treat serious mental illness, concluded the authors of a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
An oral spray containing cannabinoids is effective at reducing spasticity symptoms in motor neurone disease, study results have shown.
Adding the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib to hormone therapy can slow or stop tumour growth in women with early breast cancer, a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown.
A study of adolescents supports the use of body mass index measurement as a helpful tool for detecting the metabolic and cardiovascular effects of obesity.
Daily fluoxetine in patients who have had a stroke does not improve functional outcomes at six months, results of a randomised trial published in The Lancet have shown.
High adherence to intensive lipid-lowering therapy provides the greatest risk reduction for cardiovascular events, a study in JAMA Network Open has shown.
Single or combination first-line immunotherapy does not significantly extend survival compared with chemotherapy in metastatic non small-cell lung carcinoma, trial results have shown.
Exercise interventions are as effective in reducing systolic blood pressure as many antihypertensive medicines in people with hypertension, according to the results of a network meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
People who use e-cigarettes alongside traditional cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking in the long term than those who only smoke cigarettes, research has shown.
Depression is associated with an increased likelihood of atrial fibrillation diagnosis, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Obesity is a major preventable cause of childhood asthma, conclude the authors of a study published in Paediatrics.