(June 18, 2012 - Insidermedicine)
From Nottingham - Smoking greatly raises risk of skin cancer, according to a report published in the Archives of Dermatology. Results of a meta-analysis covering 25 studies found that smoking was associated with a 52% increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
From Boston - Too much salt in the diet may lead to high blood pressure, according to a report published in Circulation. Researchers measured the sodium intake of nearly 6,000 adult men and women over 6 years, finding that those who consumed the most salt were at 21% increased risk of developing high blood pressure.
From London - Depression and anxiety raise risk of dying from stroke, according to a report published in CMAJ. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 70,000 adult men and women over an 8 year period, and found that psychological distress was strongly associated with risk of death from stroke.