HEALTH

80% of older hospital patients discharged with wrong drugs

Around four out of five older patients are being discharged from hospital with 'inappropriate' medication—such as the wrong drug—that is causing a life-changing reaction or even death. ...

Five healthy lifestyle changes increase life expectancy 14 years

  Everyone knows all the healthy lifestyle choices we need to make if we're going to live longer. But adopting the five major ones at the same time—regular exercise,...

Drug problems add $528bn to the US healthcare bill every...

Problems with pharmaceuticals—including new illnesses or deaths they can cause—are adding $528.4bn to the US's annual healthcare costs. It represents 16 per cent of the total annual spend, say researchers....