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The cold and flu drug that doesn’t work


An advisory panel to the American Food and Drug Administration concluded recently that when taken orally, phenylephrine did not work. The FDA is now considering whether to ban the drug. In 2006, pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough, funded a study that found phenylephrine “was not significantly different from a placebo”. ‘While the …

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Bears, birds and kangaroos: Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

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The finalists in this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. Here is a selection of those that were whittled down from thousands of entries submitted from professional and amateur photographers from around the world, along with comment from the photographers. The winners will be announced on 23 November. …

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