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Opium crops spread in Afghanistan as Taliban gains ground, U.N. says 6:12am BST

VIENNA The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan, the world's main source of heroin, has risen to its third-highest level in more than 20 years, the United Nations confirmed on Sunday, as the Taliban insurgency gains ground.

Rehab after heart attack tied to longer, not healthier life 21 Oct 2016

(Reuters Health) - Heart attack survivors who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs may survive longer, but feel no healthier, than they would without this follow-up care, a U.S. study suggests.

Secondhand smoke linked to higher risk of stroke 21 Oct 2016

The increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests.

Type 1 diabetes often comes with other autoimmune diseases 21 Oct 2016

(Reuters Health) - People with type 1 diabetes often develop other autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, and a recent study yields new information about this link.

Climate change is shifting areas of skin disease concern 21 Oct 2016

Climate change is bringing certain skin diseases and other illnesses to regions where they were rarely seen before, according to a recent research review.