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Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks, […]

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Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than their initial illness, a study says. The European Heart Journal looked at three million US patients, with 28 different cancers, over 40 years. The researchers say the increase in the numbers surviving cancer means more attention should be focused […]

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India courts private hospitals to boost insurance program

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will offer incentives to private hospitals to take part in the government’s health insurance program, potentially the biggest of its kind in the world, a senior government official told Reuters. Indu Bhushan, CEO of India’s National Health Authority (NHA), poses for a picture inside his office after an interview with […]

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Tories pledge to double dementia research funding

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Conservatives have pledged to put an extra £83m a year into dementia research over the next decade if they form the next government. The investment, which would double current funding, was described by the party as the “largest boost to dementia research ever” in the UK. Around […]

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Diets with more fiber, yogurt tied to lower risk of lung cancer

(Reuters Health) – Even among smokers, people who eat more fiber and yogurt may be less likely to develop lung cancer than those who don’t consume much of these foods, a research review suggests. Researchers examined pooled data from 10 previous studies that included a total of almost 1.45 million adults in Asia, Europe, and […]

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NHS staff shortages put ‘cancer survival rates at risk’

Progress on treating cancer has stalled in Scotland because of staff shortages and a lack of funding, according to a parliamentary report. The Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Cancer found that 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target. The report, which will be published later, has been described as […]

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Switch to vaping ‘helps smokers’ hearts’

Smokers can improve the health of their hearts within weeks of switching to e-cigarettes, the largest trial of its kind shows. The month-long study of 114 smokers suggests vaping has the potential to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. The team, at the University of Dundee, stressed vaping was “not safe” – just less harmful […]

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Getting NHS back on track ‘could take many years’

NHS waiting times have lengthened so much that it could take many years to get them back on target in England, experts say. There are three flagship NHS waiting time targets covering cancer, A&E and routine operations. It is more than three years since any of them were hit in England. And despite the pledges […]

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(Reuters) – Amgen Inc on Tuesday said competition for its older drugs sent third-quarter revenue down 3%, but biosimilar sales were strong and the quarterly results were ahead of Wall Street estimates. FILE PHOTO: An Amgen sign is seen at the company’s office in South San Francisco, California in this October 21, 2013 file photo. […]

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