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Major study links very hot tea with higher risk of esophageal cancer

Experts believe that hot drinks may damage the cells of the oesophagus, making it more vulnerable to other carcinogens, although this study did not... The lifetime risk of getting oesophageal cancer in a man is 1 in 55. If you add milk to your tea or let it cool down before you drink it, it's unlikely you'll be consuming it at these risky temperatures .

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Daily Cannabis Use May Up Risk for Developing Psychotic Disorder

The researchers found that compared with never users, daily cannabis use correlated with increased odds of psychotic disorder (adjusted odds ratio, 3.2); for daily use of high-potency types of cannabis, the odds were increased almost fivefold (adjusted odds ratio, 4.8).

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Doctor's Advise Against Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks in Older Adults

Low-dose aspirin may be considered to prevent heart attacks in adults aged 40-70 years who are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease but not at increased risk of bleeding, according to the new guidelines . The change comes after a significant global study found that even at low dosages, long-term use of aspirin might be damaging- without providing any advantage- for older individuals who have not now had a heart attack or stroke .

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Apple and Stanford Medicine reveal results of Apple Watch heart study

AFib is often undiagnosed since it might not cause noticeable symptoms, but it contributes to 130,000 deaths and 750,000 hospitalizations in the United States each year. Another doctor who wasn't involved with the study, Dr. Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart in NY, told the Associated Press he would like to see this feature of Apple Watch tested again, but with some new variables added to the mix - like, say, on seniors with high blood pressure.

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Are eggs bad for your heart? New study weighs in

This news might be hard to swallow for some egg lovers, considering the fact that the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans actually encourages the consumption of eggs as part of a healthy eating pattern. The authors even suggest that the most recent version of the federal dietary guidelines, in which eating eggs is still recommended, may need to be re-evaluated in light of their study's findings.

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A Third Person Is Reportedly HIV-Free After a Bone Marrow Transplant

In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown, 52, formerly referred to as the " Berlin patient ", was named as the first man cured of HIV. According to a study published in the journal Nature , a man in London, who prefers to remain anonymous, was treated with stem cell transplants from donors with CCR5-delta 32 mutation.