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Statins

Statins could halve risk of dying from cancer, major studies reveal

Statins, the common drugs taken by millions to prevent heart attacks, may help cut cancer deaths, two American studies have found.

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Statins

Gene testing could find those who would benefit most from statins

"Patients with the highest genetic risk of suffering a heart attack benefit the most from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a study has found," The Guardian reports.

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Female stroke survivor

Nanoparticles used to treat damaged arteries

“New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries,” The Daily Telegraph, somewhat over-excitedly, reports. A study in mice has found promising results for a targeted treatment…

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Ambulance

Secret plans to lengthen ambulance waiting times

Ambulance waiting times in England could be lengthened, a leaked NHS report shows.

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Statins

Benefits of statins 'outweigh diabetes risk'

“Statins increase risk of diabetes but benefits are still worth it, say experts,” The Guardian reports. A large study found the medication lead to a modest increase in weight and subsequent diabetes risk…

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HealthFriends

'Safe' stem cell therapy may help stroke recovery

BBC Online today reports that "Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery".

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Halloumi

Salt content in cheese 'too high', say campaigners

"Halloumi and blue cheese saltier than seawater,” reports The Daily Telegraph, following the publication of research on the salt content of cheeses sold in the UK.

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Microwave helmet

Can a 'microwave helmet' detect strokes?

"Microwave helmet 'can spot a stroke'," reports BBC News. There are two types of stroke. The majority of strokes are caused by a clot stopping blood flow to an area of the brain. This...

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aspirin

Doctors told not to prescribe aspirin for common heart condition

New draft guidelines from NICE are to recommend blood-thinners other than aspirin for patients with atrial fibrillation

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