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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Muscle, skin and gastrointestinal problems cause a quarter of patients with heart disease and strokes to stop treatment in HPS2-THRIVE trial

The largest randomised study of the vitamin niacin in patients with occlusive arterial disease (narrowing of the arteries) has shown a significant increase in adverse side-effects when it is combined with statin treatment. Results from the HPS2-THRIVE study (Heart Protection … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased deaths after heart attacks

Air pollution contributes to an increased number of deaths among patients who have been admitted to hospital with heart attacks, according to a study published online in the European Heart Journal [1]. The largest study yet to investigate the links … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Lung cancer set to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer deaths among European women

Lung cancer is likely to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer death among European women by the middle of this decade, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. In the UK … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 12:30 am
Posted in Cancer
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