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Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks

Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks, strokes and low blood pressure by a THIRD and save thousands of lives for just 2p a day The British-led research believes a polypill could reduce heart and stroke risks The pill would contain aspirin, a statin and two blood pressure medications  Experts believe the four-in-one […]

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Type 2 diabetes risk up with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tine Jess, M.D., from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study involving 6,028,844 persons in Denmark to examine the long-term […]

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Players at risk as clubs ignore injury link to mental health

Injury is a major cause of mental health problems in top footballers, shows a study of counsellors working with players’ union, the Professional Footballers’ Association. The first evidence linking long-term injury with psychological distress in pro players calls for a culture change to one where clubs routinely offer injured players psychological support. Sports psychologists from […]

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Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer

Some antibiotics linked to a higher risk of colon cancer – but others may cut rectal cancer risks, study suggests About 70 percent of an 11.3 million-person study group had taken antibiotics  71.5% of those who got bowel cancer had taken antibiotics, compared to 69 % of people who didn’t develop the disease  Penicillins had […]

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Substituting poultry for red meat may reduce breast cancer risk

Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. The findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer. For the study, investigators analyzed information on consumption of different types of meat and meat cooking practices from […]

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Model fails to predict risk for maternal ICU admission

(HealthDay)—A predictive model that uses prenatal risk factors to help identify women at higher risk for admission to the maternal intensive care unit (ICU) has low positive predictive value, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Robert M. Rossi, M.D., from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and colleagues […]