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31/01/2013Cut your risk of heart disease with a vegetarian diet
A vegetarian diet could cut your risk of heart disease by a third, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vegetarians are more likely to eat more fruit and vegetables A...
30/01/2013Link confirmed between heart condition and antidepressant citalopram
The UK’s most widely prescribed antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) poses a small but serious heart risk, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. Some antidepressants pose...
29/01/2013Men more likely to die from cancer than women
Men have a 35% greater risk of dying from cancer than women, according to a report by three leading organisations. Unhealthy lifestyle choices are one of the reasons behind the greater death risk ...
25/01/2013Five NHS trusts have unexpectedly high death rates
Five NHS trusts have had “higher than expected” death rates for two years running, according to new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The Summary...
24/01/2013More women dying from smoking than ever before
Women who smoke in the present day are far more likely to die from lung cancer than they were in the 1960s, according to a new study. Researchers studied 2.2 million women in the United States. The...
23/01/2013Women wait six months for diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Almost a third of women with ovarian cancer had to wait six months for a diagnosis after they first went to see their doctor, according to a new study. 75% of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer after...
22/01/2013Regular long-term aspirin use linked to blindness
Taking aspirin on a regular basis over a number of years increases your risk of developing a form of blindness called ‘wet’ age-related macular degeneration, according to a new study. Aspirin...
22/01/2013Depression treated with self-help books
Self-help books could soon be prescribed on the NHS to treat people with depression, according to a new study carried out by Scottish researchers. Researchers from the University of Glasgow followed more...
18/01/2013Rest periods just as important as exercise itself
If you want to get the most out of your exercise regime, make sure you build rest periods into your schedule to make your body fitter faster. According to a new study in the Journal of Applied...
17/01/2013Sunbed cancer risk double that of sunbathing
The risk of developing skin cancer from sunbeds is double that of sunbathing in the Mediterranean, according to a new study. Rates of malignant melanoma have more than quadrupled in the last 30 years ...
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