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Today’s Health Headlines

New angina treatment targets a VEIN

Angina is a disease that affects the heart where arteries to the heart spasm and do not conduct blood properly.  Most treatments target these arteries, however, in this new development, doctors are targeting the coronary sinus. This collection of veins drains the heart and if narrowed with an hourglass stent, surrounding arteries dilate and feed the heart

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3794249/The-new-way-ease-agonising-heart-pain-caused-previously-untreatable-angina-BLOCKING-vein.html

One in five people admit to not brushing their teeth on the weekend

1 in 4 blame having a hangover, and 25%  brush their teeth for less than one minute.  My guess is they don’t have successful love lives.

http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/fitness-and-wellbeing/217731/One-in-five-dont-brush-teeth-at-the-weekend

Transplant recipients have higher risk of skin cancer

Organ transplant recipients are placed on immuno suppresive drugs which  an increase their risk of skin cancer.

http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/news/20160921/organ-transplants-linked-to-higher-skin-cancer-risk

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