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Paracetamol bad for heart but coffee good, and the study revealing average penis size

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines

People taking paracetamol on a daily basis could be at a higher risk of developing heart disease, strokes, gastrointesinal bleeding or kidney failure, a new study has claimed.

Professor Philip Conaghan from the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine told the Daily Express: ‘There’s no reason for mass panic but people should be careful when taking it long-term and doctors should consider carefully what other drugs they can recommend to their patients.’

Read more about that story here.

But those who fear heart problems can turn to their daily caffeine habit for comfort. According to an article in the Telegraph, people who drink three to five cups of coffee per day has the lowest amount of coronary artery calcium when compared to those who drink more or fewer cups per day.

Also in the health section of the Telegraph, a new study on penises has unveiled that the average size is ‘smaller than you think’. Apparently, six inches has long been established as ‘the norm’ but new data showed average is almost an inch shorter.

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