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Directly acting antivirals reduce liver cancer risk in hepatitis C patients

Results of the first study on directly acting antivirals published in The Lancet show positive outcome The first prospective, longitudinal study investigating treatment of chronic...

Science research rarely factors in gender differences: Lancet

Research is more likely to report gender differences if one of the authors is a woman Almost three quarters (70%) of biomedical research papers do...

Obesity-related cancers increasing in young US adults

Rates of some obesity-related cancers rising faster in adults aged 25 to 49 than in older generations An observational study using data covering more than...

Statins work, no matter at what age, says Lancet study

Statins reduce the risk of vascular events in older people, even those above 75 A meta-analysis has found that despite less evidence in the over...

By 2030, hepatitis C infections will reduce by 80%, estimates Lancet

Study shows 15.1 million new hepatitis C infections and 1.5 million cirrhosis and liver cancer deaths will be averted globally by 2030 A comprehensive package of...

Eat less meat, more veggies to save the earth, says Lancet...

Report advises mostly plant based foods, less animal origin foods for sustainability Transformation of the global food system is urgently needed. More than 3 billion...

Drunk driving accidents: low alcohol limits do not work

Study in The Lancet shows lowering alcohol limits for driving don't reduce road traffic accidents Reducing the blood alcohol concentration limit for driving is not...

Migrants are neither disease carriers, nor public health burden

New Lancet Commission debunks myths about public health impacts of migrants Myths about migration and health – including that migrants are disease carriers and are...

One in 8 deaths in India because of air pollution: Lancet

Air pollution now contributes to more disease burden in India than tobacco use India with 18% of the global population has a disproportionately high 26%...

First time ever, a baby is born after uterus transplant from...

Brazilian doctors report the birth of a baby girl to a 32-year-old woman who received an uterus from a dead donor The first baby has...

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Reversible anti-platelet therapy could fight clotting, cancer spread

Preclinical study of deactivated platelets show promising new approach to fight clotting and stop cancer spread A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the...

Getting enough sleep reduces heart disease risk

Sleep has many benefits, including reduction of heart disease risk, shows new study Getting enough sleep is key to good health; insufficient sleep increases the...

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to memory problems

Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems decades later People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with...