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Statins, the common drugs taken by millions to prevent heart attacks, may help cut cancer deaths, two American studies have found.
"Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke," BBC News reports, prompted by a large global study in The BMJ.
'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.
"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.
"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…
“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…
'Mass prescription of statins ‘will widen social inequalities’' The Independent report.
Ambulance waiting times in England could be lengthened, a leaked NHS report shows.