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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Metformin may affect risk of breast cancer in women with type 2 diabetes

A study of 44,541 women has found that there appears to be no association between type 2 diabetes and developing breast cancer overall. This may be because most women in the study with type 2 diabetes were taking metformin, a … Continue reading

Published Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Rich European countries have higher atrial fibrillation death rates than least wealthy. Women who develop the condition are more likely to die than men

The wealthiest countries in Europe have higher death rates from atrial fibrillation than the least wealthy and these death rates are increasing more rapidly than incidence rates, according to the first analysis of its kind published in the European Heart … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

One small alcoholic drink a day is linked to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation

A study of nearly 108,000 people has found that people who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. The study, published in the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology