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Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cancer when they reach middle age.

Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk
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Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total.

Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year
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Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough

Australian surgeons said they have used hearts which had stopped beating in successful transplants, in a world first they said could change the way organs are donated.

Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts in surgical breakthrough
Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48
Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48

A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human when he weighed, weighing 597 kilos (1,316 pounds) at one point, has died at the age of 48, medical officials said.

Mexican man, once world's heaviest, dies at 48
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Samsung chief has emergency heart operation

The head of Samsung Group, South Korea's largest business empire, underwent an emergency operation Sunday after developing symptoms of heart failure, hospital officials said.

Samsung chief has emergency heart operation
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700 samples of stem cells collected in Astana blood bank

The Astana blood bank has collected around 700 samples of stem cells from umbilical blood and placenta.

700 samples of stem cells collected in Astana blood bank
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Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: study

Women are more likely to die of heart attacks because their symptoms are often misdiagnosed as anxiety so they do not get vital swift treatment.

Heart attacks misdiagnosed as anxiety in women: study
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Kazakh cyclist suffers stroke in Ecuador training camp

An Astana Continental cyclist has had a stroke during his stay in a training camp in Ecuador.

Kazakh cyclist suffers stroke in Ecuador training camp
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut
Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, who led the regime's negotiating team at failed peace talks this year, underwent a successful heart operation in neighbouring Lebanon on Friday, Syrian television reported.

Syria foreign minister has heart op in Beirut
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US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products

US federal regulators said Friday they were investigating products containing testosterone after recent studies suggested a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks in men being treated with the hormone.

US regulators probing cardio risks in testosterone products
Bolashak fuels development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan
Bolashak fuels development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan

Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed the importance of Bolashak Presidential Scholarship and the effect it had on the development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan.

Bolashak fuels development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan cardio surgeons appreciated by American colleague

American surgeon Oscar Frazier M.D. gave high praise to the professional level of Kazakhstan surgeons.

Kazakhstan cardio surgeons appreciated by American colleague
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Gym not for you? Easy home tasks also help heart: study

Mowing the lawn or washing the car are among simple activities that can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by almost 30 percent in people over 60.

Gym not for you? Easy home tasks also help heart: study
Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside
Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside

If the heat makes you cranky, take heart: you're not alone, according to a study out Thursday in the US journal Science that links rising tempers to hot temperatures.

Feeling a bit violent? Maybe it's hot outside
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Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill

A Sri Lankan man suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill.

Sri Lanka man dies of heart attack after shocking electric bill
High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study
High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study

High doses of some commonly used pain drugs like ibuprofen can increase heart attacks, strokes and related deaths by about a third.

High doses of common pain drugs can cause heart attack: study
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Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect

Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease.

Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect
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Kazakhstan's patient with artificial heart gets married

People who had surgeries on artificial heart implantation gathered in Astana to discuss problems of chronic cardiac insufficiency.

Kazakhstan's patient with artificial heart gets married
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Bald men may be at higher clogged artery risk: study

In a double blow, bald men may be at higher risk of coronary heart disease, said a study Wednesday, but only if the hair is lost at the crown.

Bald men may be at higher clogged artery risk: study
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New drug said to reduce heart damage during surgery

A single dose of an experimental anti-inflammatory treatment reduces heart muscle damage during an angioplasty operation to open blocked arteries.

New drug said to reduce heart damage during surgery