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Report predicts rapid chronic disease growth in China

August 14, 2012

BEIJING- Chronic diseases will experience rapid development in China, as the number of patients is expected to triple or even quadruple in the coming two decades, a newly-released report warns. “With an increasingly aging population and various factors that lead to cardiovascular threats, chronic diseases in our country will rapidly increase,” said the 2011 Report […]

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Fears of Ebola outbreak as patient admitted in Kenya’s coast

August 14, 2012

MOMBASA, KENYA – Fears gripped Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa on Friday after a truck driver was quarantined at the local hospital. The patient was admitted that the Aga Khan Hospital after he was suspected to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus, a few days after his arrival from Kampala, Uganda. Health officials at […]

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Study links heavy diesel exhaust to lung cancer

March 6, 2012

THERE’S new evidence that exposure to exhaust from diesel engines increases the risk of lung cancer. Diesel exhaust has long been classified as a probable carcinogen. But the 20-year study from the National Cancer Institute took a closer look by tracking more than 12,000 workers in certain kinds of mines – facilities that mined for […]

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Common sleeping pills linked with higher death risk

March 1, 2012

PARIS – Commonly-prescribed sleeping pills are linked to a more-than fourfold risk of premature death, according to an American study published in the journal BMJ Open. These medications were also associated at higher doses with a 35% increased risk of cancer as compared with non-users, but the reason for this is unclear. Doctors led by […]

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