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WARNING: Increased risk of death in Alzheimer’s disease patients also taking anxiety drug

Patients taking benzodiazepines were 40 per cent more likely to die, according to the University of East Finland. The increased risk of death could come from a number of adverse events, including pneumonia, strokes, and fall-related injuries. Dementia patients often take the medication, and related drugs, to help them deal with anxiety, agitation and insomnia, the researchers said. If the ...

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Healthy food choices in childhood lowers risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Cutting saturated fat in childrens’ diets reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr Lisa Te Morenga, of the University’s Department of Human Nutrition, says elevated cholesterol has been linked to cardiovascular disease in adults and preclinical markers of atherosclerosis (the build-up of fats and cholesterol on artery walls) in ...

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Anti-ageing skincare: Office workers risk premature ageing doing THIS, expert warns

Office workers must wear suncream to stop their faces becoming damaged by their computers’ high-energy visible light (HEV), urged Candice Brown, an advanced skin aesthetician at London Bridge Plastic Surgery. Most computer screens – which also includes phones and laptops – emit both HEV and infrared radiation, said Brown. Brown spots can appear on the skin after too much HEV ...

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New health ALERT: Statins raise risk of diabetes by 30%

Long-term use of the cholesterol-busting pills was linked with an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes of up to 30 per cent. Statins, which cost just a few pence, are the most commonly prescribed drugs in Britain, with six million people taking them. But they are controversial because they have been linked with causing muscle weakness. Other patients have complained ...

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MAPPED: These dangerous countries have the highest TERROR risk in the world

The countries with the greatest terror risk include Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, according to data released by security specialists International SOS. The 2018 Travel Risk map ranks countries around the world from insignificant to extreme to measure their terrorism risk. It charts security threat levels throughout the world, in addition to the factors of medical and road safety. Iraq tops ...

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Drinking coffee can cut the risk of cancer

It can also cut the risk of cirrhosis and liver disease by up to 70 per cent. A review of American and Italian research concluded that “moderate” consumption slashed the risk of liver cancer by 40 per cent compared with those who did not drink any coffee – with more cups giving more protection. It found coffee was associated with ...

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