Tag Archives | Health

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When life is a fate worse than death

The long read: Why are so many doctors opposed to assisted death? As a practising physician, Haider Javed Warraich has witnessed both sides of this gruelling battleground Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass […]

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Robot hearts: medicines new frontier

The long read: From bovine valves to electrical motors and 3-D printed hearts, cardiologists are forging ahead with techologies once dismissed as crazy ideas On a cold, bright January morning I walked south across Westminster Bridge to St Thomas Hospital, an institution with a proud tradition of innovation: I was there to observe a procedure […]

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Our twins were born two years apart

Although my children were conceived through IVF at the same time, the embryo that became my son was frozen for two years before being implanted. How will their birth order affect them? Our son and daughter were conceived at the same time, while we were in the cafe at Ikea Croydon (a convenient place for […]

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Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study

Drinking in small amounts assists secure heart, with research study finding it reduces danger of lots of conditions compared to not consuming Moderate drinking can reduce the threat of a number of heart disease, inning accordance with a research study that will even more sustain the argument about the health ramifications of alcohol intake. The […]

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New drug cuts ‘bad’ cholesterol by 60% on average, reducing heart attack risk

Trial of 27,000 clients discovered that those taking drug evolocumab saw their levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol fall A brand-new drug can avoid cardiovascular disease and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol levels, researchers have actually discovered. A worldwide trial of 27,000 clients discovered that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels […]

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