Non-O Blood Group ‘Linked To Higher Heart Attack Risk’

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. The findings could help doctors…

Air Pollution: ‘Heart Disease Link Found’

Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs’ protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest. Researchers speculate the particles could then build up in blood vessels and raise the risk of heart disease. They say their…

Sudden Death Warning Over Faulty Heart Gene

An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said the figure was 100,000 more than had been…

Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision loss. Researchers used stem cells to grow new retina tissue in a lab, and then transplanted that tissue into mice…

Ending The Worry Of Cancer

Cancer is a disease that many people will worry about at some time. If there is a history of cancer in your family, then it is easy to worry about possibly being diagnosed with the disease in the future. There are ways of overcoming fear…

New Research Changes What We Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

New research suggests that what we thought we knew about the development of plaques and tangles, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, may be completely wrong. Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S develops Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate…

Inability To Store Fat Safely Increases Diabetes Risk

Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests. A study of 200,000 people showed that those with a variation in their genetic make-up were less likely to deposit…

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