Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Early Childhood and Transitions in Childhood through Adolescence: A Workshop Report
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in developed countries around the world.1 Although the mortality rate from CVD has declined since the middle of the last...
18 minutes ago - The Journal of Pediatrics
Drug Used to Reduce Cholesterol Found Useful for Cachexia
Treatment with atorvastatin, the drug used to reduce cholesterol, could reduce adipose tissue remodeling, leading to rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy.
22 minutes ago - Medindia Health
Cholesterol-lowering Drug Bempedoic Acid Reduces LDL Cholesterol in High-risk Patients
LDL cholesterol levels in patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke who received the investigational drug bempedoic acid, were reduced by 17.4 percent after 12 weeks...
6 hours ago - Medindia Health
Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia
Brazilian researchers have discovered that a drug regularly prescribed to control cholesterol can also be used to treat cachexia, or wasting syndrome, a condition characterized...
17 hours ago - News Medical - 2 articles
Parathyroidectomy may decrease short-term CV risk markers in primary hyperparathyroidism
Patients with mild to moderate hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy experienced a decrease in total cholesterol and reduced pulse wave velocity vs. controls who...
22 hours ago - Healio - 2 articles
The Great Statin Debate - Why Cholesterol Is Misunderstood
The health editor for the Daily Mail recently published an article touting the merits of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs and, worse, eschewing the "deadly propaganda of the...
1 day ago - Mercola
A new option for reducing LDL cholesterol in patients at high risk for heart attack, stroke
Patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke who took an investigational drug in addition to a statin had significantly lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, after 12 weeks...
1 day ago - News Medical - 7 articles
New Study Ties Egg and Cholesterol Consumption to Heart Disease Risk
After a raft of studies reassuring consumers that eggs are OK to eat, a new report associates an increasing risk of heart disease with the increasing consumption of...
1 day ago - Medscape - 5 articles
Bempedoic acid shows promise for LDL lowering in high-risk patients
NEW ORLEANS - Treatment with bempedoic acid, an investigational oral, once-daily therapy that is designed to work in the liver to inhibit cholesterol biosynthesis, resulted in...
1 day ago - Healio
Personal Health: When the Benefits of Statins Outweigh the Risks
Knowing the odds of side effects and making sure to get periodic checkups that would pick up an adverse reaction, I chose to focus on the drugs' potential benefits.
2 days ago - NY Times
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Rates of dementia have dropped 15% per decade since the 1980s
Researchers led by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied almost 60,000 people to find individual dementia risk in the West is lower than in the 1980s.
Air pollution may damage a man's ability to perform in the bedroom
A study by Guangzhou Medical University in China found that exposing male rats to regular doses of petrol and diesel exhaust gases reduced their ability to respond to sexual...
Playing Video Game May Help Stroke Survivors Move Again
New customized video game called myoelectric computer interface helped retrain stroke survivors' arm muscles into moving more normally, finds a new study.
Simple Blood Test can Determine the Preterm Birth Rate in Low-resource Countries
Simple blood test and mathematical model can precisely identify preterm babies without ultrasound, reports a new study
Pregnant Women with Undiagnosed Diabetes More Likely to Experience Stillbirths
Women with undiagnosed diabetes in pregnancy are more likely to experience stillbirth, reveals a new study.
Low Levels of Leisure-Time Exercise Can Lower Your Death Risk
Even very light leisure-time exercises such as gardening and walking in the park can reduce the risk of death from heart disease, cancer, and other causes, reveals a new study.
Undernutrition in Pregnancy Changes Lung-Specific Gene Expressions
New research shows how a mother's diet can affect epigenetic markers of her offspring and result in changes to genes that regulate lung health.
Even Small Doses of Synthetic Cannabinoids Can Impair Brain Function
New study finds that even low doses of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 can reduce or impair cognitive performance.
The woman who can SMELL Parkinson's
Joy Milne , of Perth, Scotland, discovered she can smell Parkinson's when she noticed a change in her late husband Les's scent a decade before he was diagnosed in 1985.
People Choose Healthy and Sustainable Lunches Labeled 'green'
People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system.