Taking statins for heart disease cuts risk in half, yet only 6 percent of patients taking as directed

A new study has found that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second major adverse cardiovascular event by almost 50 percent, if they adhere to taking a statin medication as prescribed by their doctors. While that’s good news for patients, the bad news, however, is that researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake […]

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Potential cystic fibrosis treatment uses ‘molecular prosthetic’ for missing lung protein

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale, says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Cystic fibrosis is a lifelong disease that makes patients vulnerable […]

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Miramichi, N.B. man blogging about his fight with colorectal cancer to help others

Dave Gillham is fighting for his life, yet unselfishly trying to spare others the same terrifying battle. Just before Christmas last year, the 35-year-old father of two from Miramichi, N.B. was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. The diagnosis was a shock for his young family, given the belief that colorectal cancer typically does not affect young adults “You will […]

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'When she died we were like soldiers coming out of battle' – Triona McCarthy on the pain of losing her sister to cancer

Beauty writer Triona McCarthy lost her 30-year-old sister Tricia to cancer nine years ago. Tricia was a vegetarian, she didn’t smoke and rarely drank, and in Triona’s words her little sister “never took anything stronger than a lemsip”. But when she was 26 years old, Trisha found a lump in her breast. When she asked Triona about it one day […]

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Mother dies of cervical cancer after missing just ONE smear test

‘She only missed one smear test’: Mother dies of cervical cancer less than 18 months after she skipped a routine screening Carly Gorst was told she had a four-inch tumour in her cervix in December 2017 Endured surgery, chemo and radiotherapy but the disease became terminal Died in her husband Craig’s arms just a week after their wedding  e-mail 1 […]

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Breakthrough as urine test could lead to early diagnosis of prostate cancer

A simple urine test could save lives from prostate cancer, according to new research supported by the Irish Cancer Society. Cancer researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have led the development of a new test which uses urine to pick up prostate cancer. Studies have so far shown the test to be 70pc more specific for prostate cancer compared with […]

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Important recall at Aldi: metal parts in the several dining-ice products found

Callback started: In different varieties of Aldi ice cream metal insert parts Different flavors of ice cream that were sold at the food-Discounter Aldi, could possibly contain metal parts. The manufacturer calls the Ice-cream. The information suggests that the products concerned have been taken in the meantime from the sale. The affected product was withdrawn from sale In total, five […]

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Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not under control and could continue for another year, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview on Friday. “Let’s not underestimate this outbreak,” he said. His outlook was less optimistic than that of the director general of the World Health […]

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'I feel better in myself' – Grandmother loses four stone in five months for the sake of her three-year-old grandson

A Dublin grandmother has lost four stone in five months after deciding she needed to get fit to be able to play with her grandchild. Christine Farrell (49) says she knew she needed to lose weight when she couldn’t play under the table with her three-year-old grandson AJ. “He has loads of energy. I’m under the table now with him. […]

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