Archives for May, 2017

Scientists discover the secret to heart health in Greece

May 30th, 2017

It is well-documented that rates of cardiovascular disease are lower in the Mediterranean. While scientists believe that diet and other lifestyle factors have an important role to play, researchers have discovered another reason why the Greeks have such healthy hearts. Scientists analysing cardiovascular disease risk in certain parts of the country have discovered a genetic […]

Scientists “Tantalisingly Close” to Process to Create “Limitless” Human Blood Cells

May 23rd, 2017

Twenty years of research into the use of stem cells to generate human blood has led to the potential for “limitless” blood supplies by turning adult cells into stem cells, which can in turn create any type of blood cell, researchers claim. This could reduce the risk of shortages for people with poor immune systems, […]

NHS crippled by widespread cyber attacks

May 16th, 2017

Hundreds of patients have had procedures cancelled and there have been major disruptions across the country as a result of vicious cyber-attacks. Hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK are trying to recover after attacks, which hit companies and organisations across the world, left computer systems paralysed on Friday (12th May). Computers were on lock […]

New study suggests more than half of vapers have quit smoking

May 9th, 2017

A new study suggests that more than half of vapers in the UK have quit smoking. Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that more than 50 percent of people using e-cigarettes in the UK have given up smoking. This is the first time figures have reached the over 50 percent benchmark. […]

New research links non-O blood types with elevated heart attack risk

May 2nd, 2017

A new study suggests that you may have a slightly higher risk of having a heart attack if you have a non-O blood type. Scientists in the Netherlands believe that people who have A, B or AB blood types have a greater likelihood to have a heart attack than those who have blood type O. Findings from […]

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