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Why is it that many more women than men suffer a stroke? One factor is the contraceptive pill, which doubles the stroke risk in women who suffer from aura migraines, a new study has found. The risk increases ten-fold if the woman is also a smoker.
Spring is in the air (no, really). . .and the flower that is most closely associated with the season, the humble daffodil, could play a part in fighting cancer. It's been known in folk medicine for centuries and now researchers have established it as well.
What's the best diet for keeping your heart healthy—vegetarian or healthy Mediterranean? According to new research, either approach will reduce your chances of heart disease and stroke.
Up to 22,000 people die every year in England alone because of an error when prescribing or dispensing their medication, a new study has found.
Chemicals in household cleaning products are so dangerous that the lung damage they cause has been likened to smoking 20 cigarettes a day.
It's a little like trying to understand the workings of a TV set by watching the programmes, but. . .researchers have tracked the lives of the over-90s and concluded that drinking two glasses of red wine a day, exercising for 15 minutes and going out and talking to strangers can all contribute to longevity.