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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Everest expedition provides first evidence of effects of altitude on blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period

An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Latest research shows rates of heart disease and stroke continue to decline in Europe, but more people are hospitalised

Deaths from heart disease and stroke are declining overall in Europe, but at differing rates, according to research, published online in the European Heart Journal [1]. The research, which provides an update for 2014 on the burden of cardiovascular disease … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Aspirin: scientists believe cancer prevention benefits outweigh harms

New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer. For the first … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer
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