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Important falls in death rates from leukaemia in Europe predicted for 2016

Wednesday, 27 January, 2016

Death rates from leukaemia among people of all ages in Europe are falling, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2016, published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). 

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Obesity more dangerous than lack of fitness, new study claims

Monday, 21 December, 2015

A new study, published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology, has dismissed the concept of 'fat but fit'. In contrast, the results from the new study suggest that the protective effects of high fitness against early death are reduced in obese people.

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How in vitro gametogenesis could create the possibility of same-sex couples having children biologically related to both partners

Thursday, 17 December, 2015

New analysis by a George Washington University academic examines the possibility of using in vitro gametogenesis (IVG) for human reproduction and its ethical and practical implications. The paper is published today (Friday) in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences.

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Poorer children nearly 3 times as likely to be obese, new study finds

Thursday, 10 December, 2015

A new study has questioned why poorer children are at higher risk of obesity compared to their better-off peers. The findings are published today (Friday) in The European Journal of Public Health.

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Negative news stories about statins are linked to people discontinuing treatment and an increase in heart attacks and early death

Wednesday, 02 December, 2015

Researchers in Denmark have found that negative news stories about statins are linked to some people choosing to discontinue their statin treatment, which, in consequence, is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and dying from heart disease.
The study, which is published today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal [1], shows that for every negative nationwide news story about the cholesterol-lowering group of medicines, there was a nine percent increased risk of people deciding to stop taking statins within six months of first being prescribed the drug. 

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