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Women at high risk of developing breast cancer should be given preventative drugs, according to an international panel of cancer experts.Writing in the Lancet Oncology, they said drugs such as tamoxifen...

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A drug containing the sleep hormone melatonin is to be tested in Scotland to find out if it helps reduce the effects of dementia.Glasgow-based firm, CPS Research, aims to recruit 50 people with Alzheimer’s...

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Taking antibiotics for a bad cough which produces green or yellow phlegm is of little benefit, says Cardiff University research.A study of over 3,000 adults from across Europe found that patients producing...

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Experts believe a simple blood test could spot diabetes up to 10 years before the first symptoms of the disease occur.By looking at levels of five amino acids in the blood US researchers were able to...

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Poor alcohol regulation could cost up to 250,000 lives in England and Wales over the next 20 years, doctors warn.Writing in The Lancet, leading liver disease specialists say measures including a minimum...

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Scientists have shown how a single protein may trigger autistic spectrum disorders by stopping effective communication between brain cells.The team from Duke University in North Carolina created autistic...

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Drugs which can regulate levels of cholesterol in the blood may also reduce the risk of dangerous clots, say scientists.Blood clots can result in stroke or heart attack. Researchers, writing in the journal...

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