Medicines update

New research shows that daily iron supplementation is beneficial to women of reproductive age, while researchers have found that aspirin has limited benefits in preventing colon cancer, and coffee may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Iron supplementation beneficial for women

The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (CHC) has welcomed research finding daily iron supplementation may improve the physical performance of woman of reproductive age.

University of Melbourne researchers reviewed 24 randomised