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expert reaction to 2 studies on air pollution and lung cancer/heart disease

A paper published in The Lancet Oncology found prolonged exposure to particulate air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer, even at levels below the European Union limit values. Another systematic review in The Lancet found short-term exposure to most major air pollutants appears to increase the risk of being hospitalised for and dying from heart failure. read more

expert reaction to side effects of common painkillers

Research published The Lancet showed that higher-dose use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as diclofenac and ibuprofen, increases major vascular events by around a third, mainly by increasing the risk of heart attacks. read more

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