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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Large study reveals increased cancer risks associated with family history of the disease

A family history of cancer increases the risk of other members of the family developing not only the same cancer (known as a concordant cancer) but also a different (discordant) cancer, according to a large study of 23,000 people in … Continue reading

Published Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at 12:30 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Study of over 73,000 patients with high blood pressure finds non-adherence to medication greatly increases risk of fatal and non-fatal strokes

People with high blood pressure, who don’t take their anti-hypertensive drug treatments when they should, have a greatly increased risk of suffering a stroke and dying from it compared to those who take their medication correctly. A study of 73,527 … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology