Cardiovascular Risk vs. Side Effects of Statins

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Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of mortality in Western countries. It is estimated that roughly 50% of all people die as a result of various problems with heart and blood vessels. The drugs called statins are the main tool in the strategies that prevent or delay the development of … [Read more...]

DNA Test can Predict the Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting men. The disease can develop undetected for many years. This leads to serious problems when it is finally found at a late stage. Many prostate cancers grow very slowly (for as long as 20 years) and do not require treatment. Others, … [Read more...]

Link Between Dementia and Cooked Meat

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With the rapidly aging population of Western countries, dementia has become a serious burden for both affected individuals and healthcare systems. Dementia is most commonly linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a serious progressive illness which affects not only a person’s thinking ability but also … [Read more...]

Bats Harbor Multiple Viral Infections

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Bats have some notoriety when it comes to spreading viral infections. Some African species of bats serve as natural reservoirs for such deadly pathogens as Ebola, Sars and Marburg viruses. Outbreaks of these two infections have become  common in recent years in the equatorial regions of the African … [Read more...]

Smoking Related Skin Aging

Smoking, Women, Heart disease

The claims that smoking damages skin and causes accelerated skin aging are often emphasized in medical publications. These statements can now often be seen on cigarette packages in many countries around the world.  Although many facts indicate that the claims are correct, the solid evidence in their … [Read more...]