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.
One year since UK law changed to enable medical cannabis to be prescribed, researchers are exploring the drug’s potential for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
There is no clear evidence that pharmaceutical care-based interventions improve appropriate polypharmacy in older people, results of a recent Cochrane Review show.
Men who take daily aspirin for longer than a year have a significantly increased risk of developing malignant melanoma, according to study findings published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.