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‘The spinal injury staff helped me see that my life was just beginning’

Steven Simmons is a Munster rugby fan. Having played the sport for years, he would have loved to represent his team, but a shoulder injury prevented him from realising his dream. Despite this, he continued to play both rugby and football, and coached young people in his community – until a devastating accident last August… Read More »

Statins may prevent heart attacks and strokes but may not prolong life free of disability

A new observational study shows the first-line cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with fewer heart attacks and strokes, but not associated with a prolonged life free of physical disability and dementia in healthy elderly people. The study data was collected by the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Monash University and… Read More »

Diabetes diagnoses could result in loss of 6 million life years

The consequences in terms of lost life years on women with diabetes are greater than for men according to the team’s model, though more work, they say, is required to understand why. The study is published in Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr Adrian Heald is from The University of Manchester and a Consultant in Diabetes and… Read More »