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February 14th, 2018 A Canadian study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study is the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function. Researchers from the University of...

February 7th, 2018 People who believe Princess Diana was murdered or that John F Kennedy's assassination was an elaborate plot are more likely to think that vaccines are unsafe, despite scientific evidence to the contrary, according to research published by the...

February 7th, 2018 Exposure to e-cigarette flavouring chemicals and liquids can cause significant inflammation to monocytes, a type of white blood cell – and many flavouring compounds are also toxic, with cinnamon, vanilla and buttery flavours among the worst....

January 31st, 2018 Smoking just one cigarette a day carries a much higher risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke than expected – about half the risk of smoking 20 per day – concludes a University College London (UCL)-led review of the evidence....

January 31st, 2018 A diet created by researchers at Rush University Medical Centre may help substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2018...

January 24th, 2018 The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis. "These studies...

January 24th, 2018 Millions of pages of internal corporate and trade association documents relating to the introduction of new products and chemicals into the workplace and commerce have been compiled into a free searchable online database called...

January 24th, 2018 Increased social spending was associated with health improvements at the population level, while health spending increases did not have the same effect, according to a large Canadian study. "Spending more on health care sounds like it should...

January 17th, 2018 A clinical trial involving more than 900 military veterans at high risk for keratinocyte carcinoma skin cancer provides evidence that using the generic skin cream fluorouacil 5% for two to four weeks may reduce the risk of a squamous cell carcinoma...
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