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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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pollution

Study finds link between air pollution and stroke risk

"Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke," BBC News reports, prompted by a large global study in The BMJ.

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HRT

HRT review finds increased risk of blood clots and stroke

'Women on HRT pills should be aware that there is a small chance of an increased risk of blood clots and possibly stroke' BBC News report.

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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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Lie-in

Longer sleep linked to stroke

"People who sleep more than eight hours are more likely to have a stroke," The Independent reports. After pooling data from previous research, researchers estimate that people who regularly sleep more than eight hours a day have a 46% higher risk…

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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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Statin Tablet

Statin use may be widening health inequalities in England

'Mass prescription of statins ‘will widen social inequalities’' The Independent report.

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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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Memory

Memory gaps in graduates a 'stroke warning sign'

“People with memory problems who have a university education could be at greater risk of a stroke,” BBC News reports.

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