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Polypill 'a viable treatment option for patients at high risk of CVD'
Window sills lined with prescription bottles - a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing - the list can get quite long and, as a result, many people, especially the elderly, often forget doses or take the wrong pill at the wrong time. ANI

Dangerous, deep blood clots should be treated aggressively: Docs
The American Heart Association is urging doctors to consider therapies in addition to blood thinners to treat certain patients with potentially dangerous blood clots that form in the deep veins and travel to the lungs. ANI

New technique offers fresh hope to lung cancer sufferers
Scientists say that a simple new technique could help improve diagnosis and treatment options for lung cancer sufferers. ANI

Duration of obesity is a strong predictor of mortality
The number of years individuals live with obesity is directly associated with the risk of mortality, Monash University researchers have found. ANI

A daily dose of safflower oil may help reduce heart disease risk
A dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, each day for 16 weeks may help reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new research. ANI

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