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Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?
A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-12-18)

Gall bladder removal may reduce stroke risk in patients with gallstones
Previous research indicates that gallstones are linked with an increased risk of stroke. A new Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology study found that gall bladder removal may help lower this risk. (2019-06-05)

Analysis examines migraine's link to higher stroke risk
Migraine with aura was associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, but a recent post-hoc analysis published in Headache reveals unexpected results suggesting that onset of such migraines before age 50 years is not associated with such risk. Later onset of migraine with aura was linked with a higher risk, however. (2019-01-24)

Inhaled steroids may increase pneumonia risk in people with asthma
Use of inhaled corticosteroids was linked with an increased risk of pneumonia in a study of individuals with asthma. (2017-04-20)

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis
Regular consumption of coffee was linked with a reduced risk of liver cirrhosis in a review of relevant studies published before July 2015. (2016-02-01)

Genetic screening could reveal hidden high risk for coronary heart disease
Researchers of the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, and Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare have shown that genetic marker information can improve risk evaluation of coronary heart disease. (2013-05-20)

Cancer risk evaluation: Methods and trends
The development of almost all cancer is influenced by environmental factors, argues Dr. Guenter Obe and co-editors in their new title (2011-07-14)

Dummies (pacifiers) reduce sudden infant deaths
Use of a dummy seems to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Researchers in California interviewed mothers or carers of 185 infants who died and 312 randomly selected controls matched for race/ethnicity and age. (2005-12-08)

Risk of breast cancer with HRT may be lower than we think
A woman's risk of developing breast cancer while taking hormone replacement therapy may be lower than we think, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. (2005-08-04)

Urinary incontinence runs in the family
Women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence if their mother or older sisters are incontinent, finds a study from Norway in this week's BMJ. (2004-10-14)

Have parents behaved irrationally towards MMR?
Parents seem to neglect a real risk to their children (injuries from road crashes) but amplify an insignificant risk (autism caused by MMR vaccine), argues a senior researcher in this week's BMJ. But does this suggest that parents are irrational? (2003-09-25)

Lower risk thresholds for heart disease needed
General practitioners should use lower risk thresholds for heart disease when they are treating high blood pressure in people from ethnic minorities, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-11-28)

Smoking triples risk of a common type of skin cancer
Exposure to sunlight is generally considered to be the most important risk factor for a common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. Smoking more than triples the risk of developing this cancer, researchers from the Netherlands report in the December 28 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2000-12-27)

Surgery and anesthesia increase risk for ischemic stroke
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that people who have surgery and anesthesia are at increased risk for ischemic stroke (stroke caused by an obstruction to the blood supply). (2000-04-10)

Perceived Risks Of Breast Cancer Are Vastly Overestimated
Recently notices on London's Underground warned that women have a one in 12 risk of developing breast cancer. That's only part of the story, say authors of a paper in this week's BMJ. (1998-11-06)

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