Study shows new drugs can increase the function of good cholesterol particles but may not be enough to reduce heart attacks

Researchers have found a new class of drugs can improve the ability of particles in the blood which can increase so-called ‘good’ cholesterol’s ability to clear away fat from blood vessel walls.

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New study shows patients with a deadly condition more likely to die in hospital in the UK than in the USA

Researchers have found that patients in the USA who suffer from a ruptured aortic aneurysm which is a catastrophic bleeding from a diseased weakening of the body’s largest artery are 13 per cent less likely to die than those in the UK.

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Royal opening of medical training centre for international students

The Princess Royal today opened an international student centre at St George’s, University of London.

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New research proves you can die of a broken heart

Experts studying the impact of bereavement on people’s health have found that the chances of a heart or stroke attack doubles after a partner’s death.

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New BBC Radio 4 programmes ask who decides to amputate a diseased foot? – Doctor or patient?

This is just one of the dilemmas examined by a medical ethics expert in a fascinating afternoon of BBC Radio 4 programmes, beginning with a drama and concluding with a discussion of the issues raised.

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