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  • Herbal medicines

    ...news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and...may not be subject to regulation. Drugs and herbal remedies sold online may contain...substances. They may be copies of licensed drugs, but made in unlicensed factories with...products containing sibutramine – this drug was withdrawn from the market in January...

    NHS Choices, 26 February 2014 - Publication type: general

  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT), 'next-generation' PDT and sonodynamic therapy

    ...It involves taking a light-sensitive drug that is attracted to cancer cells and...the disease being treated. After the drug has built up in the cancer cells, a red...of the body. The light activates the drug, which destroys the cancer cells by combining...red light used for activating the PDT drugs can't penetrate deep enough. Limitations...

    NHS Choices, 28 November 2012 - Publication type: general

  • Alkaptonuria

    ...news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and...currently no treatment or cure. However, a drug called nitisinone has shown some promise...a clinical trial programme for the drug nitisinone. Register your interest for...

    NHS Choices, 18 December 2013 - Publication type: general

  • Gout

    ...Pregnancy and children news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and lungs news reports...using ice packs and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) painkillers; in some cases, alternative medications...year affecting just my toe joint , but once i started this drug i was in pain all the time , I could just about cope with the...

    NHS Choices, 13 January 2014 - Publication type: general

  • Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

    ...WHO) indicated that levonorgestrel (the drug in Levonelle) prevented: 95% of expected...allergic to any of the components of the drug have severe asthma that is not properly...lactation." I have been prescribed this drug even after asking more than once if it...

    NHS Choices, 15 January 2013 - Publication type: general

  • Blue lips and skin (cyanosis)

    ...Pregnancy and children news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and lungs news reports ...arrest, where the heart stops beating Other problems: a drug overdose (of narcotics, benzodiazepines or sedatives) ...

    NHS Choices, 29 July 2013 - Publication type: general

  • Predictive genetic tests for cancer risk genes

    ...chemoprevention) NICE recently recommended drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene...risk of developing breast cancer. These drugs can help reduce risk. For more information...read the Behind the Headlines article, Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of...which also explains the side effects these drugs can cause. Read the full NICE 2013...

    NHS Choices, 26 June 2013 - Publication type: general

  • Acanthosis nigricans

    ...dementia news reports Lifestyle and environment news reports Pregnancy and children news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and lungs news reports Medical practice news reports Older people and ageing news...hands and feet in people who are otherwise in good health. This is a harmless (benign) form of acanthosis nigricans. Drug-induced acanthosis nigricans Acanthosis nigricans is sometimes triggered by medicines including insulin, corticosteroids...

    NHS Choices, 16 July 2013 - Publication type: general

  • Post-mortem

    ...dementia news reports Lifestyle and environment news reports Pregnancy and children news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and lungs news reports Medical practice news reports Older people and ageing news...unexpected, such as the sudden death of a baby (cot death) it is violent, unnatural or suspicious, such as a suicide or drug overdose it is the result of an accident or injury it occurred during or soon after a hospital procedure, such as surgery...

    NHS Choices, 05 December 2013 - Publication type: general

  • First aid

    ...Pregnancy and children news reports Cancer news reports Drugs and vaccines news reports Heart and lungs news reports ...toxic substance such as bleach, an overdose of a prescription drug or eaten wild plants and fungi. Alcohol poisoning can cause...

    NHS Choices, 17 February 2014 - Publication type: general

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