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Medical News Today: Potential increase in cancer risk for stroke survivors

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
New research shows that survivors of ischemic stroke subsequently have an increased risk of cancer and mortality in comparison with the general population.

Medical News Today: Sugar industry's attempt to influence public health policy is 'a major issue'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:00
An investigative report by The BMJ exposes the extent of the sugar industry's financial stake in public health science. We speak to the journalist behind that report.

Medical News Today: The power of love: how relationships benefit body and mind

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 07:00
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we take a look at the influence that being in a relationship can have over health and well-being.

Medical News Today: Epilepsy drug shows promise for reducing stroke-induced brain damage

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 06:00
A drug FDA-approved for treating epilepsy - retigabine - may also be effective for reducing brain damage following ischemic stroke, according to a new study.

Medical News Today: Protein in fish skin may help wounds heal safely

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:00
A new study suggests collagen from fish skin might make an effective dressing for skin wounds without the disease risk that collagen from cows and pigs might carry.

Medical News Today: More Americans die from smoking than previously thought

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 02:00
The number of Americans killed by smoking cigarettes is likely bigger than we thought because it may exclude many smokers who die from diseases not classed as caused by smoking.

Medical News Today: Mortality risk 'two times higher' in people with mental disorders

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
People with mental health disorders have a mortality risk that is two times higher than that of the general population and those without such disorders, a new study finds.

Medical News Today: Air pollution risk for drivers waiting at red lights

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
A study has found that when drivers are stopped in their cars at red lights they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants.

Medical News Today: IVF embryos: whole genetic code can be scanned for mutations

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 23:00
Scientists have perfected a DNA sequencing technique to scan the complete genetic codes of IVF embryos, raising the prospect of testing the whole genome for disease mutations.