Health Headlines: Heart attack drugs, aspirin preventing cancer and prostate screening

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Telegraph – Heart Attacks
A new drug which can reduce the risk of dying from a second heart attack by one fifth more than the current gold standard has been licensed for use in Britain. New drug to prevent second heart attack licensed

Guardian – Cancer
Taking a low-dose aspirin every day will reduce your chances of dying from cancer, scientists say. Aspirin a day helps to keep cancer at bay, say scientists

BBC – Prostrate Cancer
The UK National Screening Committee has decided there should not be a screening pro-gramme for prostate cancer, as potential harms would outweigh any benefits. Experts scrap prostate screening proposal

BBC – Pregnancy
Around 5% of all pregnant women in the UK - more than 38,000 - are severely obese, putting them and their babies at risk, according to a new study. One in 20 pregnant women is dangerously obese

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