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Medicines should 'mimic' the body to avoid side effects

Authored by News Desk

Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.

Scientists from Exeter and Bristol have studied how conventional steroid treatments – commonly used to treat a range of conditions from steroid deficiency to inflammatory...

Think about antibiotic use, urges Devon’s public health team

Authored by Sarah Parker

As part of its public health role, Devon County Council is supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, to encourage people to think about their use of antibiotics, particularly for children.

The day aims to raise awareness of how to use antibiotics in a responsible way, so that they will remain effective for the future.

Antibiotics are designed to fight...