The Lancet


Limp Handshake? Study Claims You Could Be At Increased Risk Of Death

The next time you visit the doctor, you might want to shake his or her hand.


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Quick Weight Loss Versus Slow Weight Loss

It is an interesting question. Is it better to lose weight over a long period of time or quickly?


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Hope For Those Who Suffer From Peanut Allergies

Several research studies have shown that, in some cases, peanut allergies may be treated by exposure to very small quantities of peanut.


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Taking Steps Towards Better Health

A new report finds that adding an extra 2,000 steps to your day may lower your risk for heart attack and stroke by 8%.


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Polio In Syria Presents Global Risk

As hundreds of thousands of refugees from the civil war in Syria are fleeing to Europe, the concern is they could bring polio with them.


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Study: Aspirin Can Help Treat And Prevent Cancer

We know that aspirin is very effective in helping fight cardiovascular disease, but according to a new report in the journal The Lancet, aspirin can also be used to help prevent and treat cancer.



Doctors Propose Solution To Donor Shortage: Grow Organs From Stem Cells

It sounds like a fantasy solution to a real-world problem: doctors are proposing a way to grow organs in a lab.



Doctors Find A Way To Mend Broken Hearts, Sort Of

According to a report in the journal, ‘The Lancet’, stem cells can help fight problems associated with heart disease.


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Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

The more weight you carry on your body, the greater the odds of developing cancer.


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Exercise Caution In Polluted Air

Air pollution is now considered a risk factor for heart attacks, based on dozens of studies. The quality of the air we breathe plays a role in both the short term and the long run.


The Makeup Of Most Placebos Is Kept Secret

There are no rules in place telling doctors what the makeup of a placebo used in a study has to be yet the composition of placebos could influence results if the substance thought to be inactive actually had some activity against the disease.


Mass Media Campaigns Have a Healthy Impact

The most successful health-related mass media campaigns involve road safety—seat belts and reducing the rate of drinking and driving. Anti-smoking campaigns are successful except those sponsored by the tobacco industry.