Kirsty Oswald is a freelance journalist specialising in medicine and genetics. She has previously worked as a healthcare copywriter and was a news reporter at medwireNews, where she covered respiratory medicine, public health and general practice. She is the current Genetics Editor of BioNews, a newsletter on genetics, stem cell research and assisted conception, published by the Progress Educational Trust. She has a degree in Human Sciences from UCL.
Taking two antihypertensive drugs at a quarter dose is as effective in lowering blood pressure as a full-dose of one drug, a meta-analysis has found.
The combination of two kinase inhibitors effective against metastatic melanoma could provide a systemic alternative to existing local treatments, such as radiation and surgery, for brain metastasis.
The chief executive of a national charity has welcomed a commitment by G20 health ministers to tackle antibiotic usage and begin implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.