At last a reason to avoid them! Too many sprouts could leave you in hospital

At last, a reason to avoid them! Too many sprouts could land you in hospital Brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin K, which can interfere with blood thinning medicationThis interaction led to one man from Ayrshire being hospitalised after his condition dramatically worsened | UPDATED: 11:56 GMT, 21 December 2012 They are famed for their impressive ability to produce wind.

GP drug blunders hit 40% of the elderly: Patients given unnecessary pills and wrong doses

GP drug blunders hit 40% of the elderly: Patients given unnecessary pills and wrong doses Patients even prescribed drugs to which they were allergic, in rare cases | UPDATED: 07:15 GMT, 2 May 2012 Hundreds of thousands of elderly patients are being wrongly prescribed drugs by their GPs, a study warns today.

New blood-thinning drug could stop 5,000 strokes a year

New blood-thinning drug could stop 5,000 strokes a year | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 15 March 2012 The new drug could prevent up to 5,000 people from suffering strokes A blood-thinning drug has been given the go-ahead for use on the NHS in a move that is expected to revolutionise stroke prevention.

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.