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Antibiotics and heart deaths – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on August 20th, 2014.

One of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics – clarithromycin – is linked with an increased risk of heart deaths, suggests a new study published in the BMJ. The researchers looked at over 5 million treatment courses among Danish adults aged 40-74 years from 1997 to 2011 and found that clarithromycin is linked with a 76 per cent […]

NZ Herald: Study exposes extra heart risk for patients

Peter Griffin posted in on September 3rd, 2009.

A article in the New Zealand Herald by reporter Jarrod Booker looking at some University of Auckland-led international research examining heart failure. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Many people with heart failure are not getting effective treatment and so face an increased risk of dying, an international study led by University of Auckland researchers […]

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