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# lancet - Thursday 3 October, 2013

New drug can lower cholesterol by 57 per cent

A new class of drugs could replace statins, which have 30 million people prescribed to them.

# lancet - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

Fancy stopping Father Time? Eat your greens and meditate, researchers say.

# lancet - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

New test for drug resistant malaria unveiled

A new test will cut down on the labour and time it takes to test for certain strains of malaria.

# lancet - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Nearly a quarter of Asian Pacific men have raped a woman

A third of 10,000 men in the Asian Pacific region who had committed a rape said that they had done so to punish the woman.

# lancet - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.

# lancet - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Painkillers can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and death

Research has also found that the size of these risks can be predicted.

# lancet - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Scientists identify early predictors for Huntington's disease

A new study shows that the results could be used in future drug trials for people who are gene positive for HD but who are not yet showing overt symptoms.

# lancet - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Fast food and alcohol companies ‘using similar strategies to tobacco industry’

A Lancet study advocates for regulation, saying that it is the only way to change transnational corporations.

# lancet - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Not enough radiotherapy machines to meet Ireland's cancer needs - study

The Lancet study showed that there is a 4 per cent unmet need in Ireland.

# lancet - Thursday 13 December, 2012

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured

That is according to the largest ever study on global disease, which also shows that fewer children are dying every year from diseases such as malnutrition.

# lancet - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Breast cancer screening "reduces deaths, but over-diagnoses"

Experts say that in some cases, women are diagnosed with tumours that would have remained undetected for the rest of their lives and which they would not have died from.

# lancet - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Study of one million women says giving up smoking can extend life for ten years

The study published in The Lancet found that the earlier women give up, the more likely they are to not to see their lifespan cut by a decade.

# lancet - Friday 14 September, 2012

Study: Work stress linked to greater risk of heart disease

A new study says that people with demanding jobs are 23 per cent more likely to experience a heart attack.

# lancet - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.

# lancet - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

One third of malaria drugs worldwide are fake - Lancet research

Counterfeit anti-malaria medicines are contributing to deaths across the world and also leading to drug resistance – putting billions of people at risk – according to researchers.

# lancet - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

"Broken hearts" could be healed with stem cells

A study by American doctors showed that scar tissue mass that occurred after a heart attack could be reduced after treatment with the patient’s own stem cells.

# lancet - Sunday 26 June, 2011

'Urgent need' for action as diabetes rate doubles in 30 years

The increase has been blamed on longer life-expectancy and western-style diets spreading across the world.

# lancet - Friday 20 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.