Higher Vitamin D Levels Could Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Other research has revealed similar outcomes, but this study looked at individuals who have just had the 1st symptoms of multiple sclerosis and without even been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis yet. Other research has investigated individuals who have already got multiple sclerosis, and then it’s difficult to know if having multiple sclerosis led them to change their diet or their sun habits.

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New HPV vaccine may protect against 90% of cervical cancers

New HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancers,” the Mail Online reports. The vaccine, which protects against nine common strains of the cancer-causing human papilloma virus (HPV), has proved both safe and effective in a study involving 14,000 women. HPV is one of the major causes of cervical cancer, as well as genital warts.

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Catching cancer early: NHS pioneers new approaches

England’s health service is raising awareness of cancer and working with medical device firm Covidien to launch a cheaper and faster diagnostic to help tackle oesophago-gastric cancers.

Countries around the world are facing a steep rise in the number of people requiring treatment for cancer, with new estimates suggesting that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lives.

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Healthy Eating for your Heart

Foods can often be high in salt, fat, saturated fat and sugars, but many people struggle to understand nutrition labels on food packaging.

We know that what you eat can affect your chances of having a stroke. Eating your 5 a day and having plenty of fibre can reduce your stroke risk. But high-fat foods can raise your cholesterol and a lot of salt in your food can cause high blood pressure, the biggest risk factor for stroke.

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Myths Versus Facts About Stroke

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according to the American Stroke Association.

To learn more about stroke and to better understand how it is unique from heart attack, we spoke with Robert Felberg, MD, medical director of the stroke program at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, who highlighted some common myths versus the facts associated with stroke.

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Facebook and pharma in 2014

Ten years on, Facebook remains an important channel through which pharma can engage with patients. What has been learned in that time and how have communication strategies evolved within the boundaries of industry regulation?

In 10 short years, Facebook has amassed 1.35 billion monthly active users, allowing people to not only interact with their friends, but also with their favourite brands. Although some pharma companies established their presence early on, they were simply maintaining a one-way communicative stance, in contrast to less regulated industries, mainly because of the absence of guidelines on new digital platforms from regulatory bodies.

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