5 hrs ago
Statins may lead some patients to pig out: Study
Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade - an indication that many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy lifestyles and assuming that drugs alone will do the trick, the study authors said.
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13 hrs ago
Cholesterol screenings to be offered in Harvard
McHenry County Department of Health will offer a cholesterol screening at Harvard-Diggins Library, 900 E McKinley Street, Harvard, on Thursday, May 22, from 9am-11am.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
What do European doctors say about our guidelines for statins?
In November of last year the American Heart Association released to recommendations on who should be taking statins , the most common medicines we use to control cholesterol levels.
Dr Reddy's launches lipid controlling drug in USA market
The drug which is indicated to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood was approved by the United States Food & Drug Administration , DRL said in a statement.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
15 Magic Recipes For Mushrooms
Is there anything more gloriously versatile than the humble mushroom? Not only does it make an excellent substitute for meat for veggies and vegans alike, it's also hearty enough to turn the head of any dedicated carnivore.
Prescription Drug Coverage Under Obamacare —Do You Need to Worry?
In 2013 some Americans will start choosing health insurance plans offered by the new state-run health insurance exchanges.
The Motley Fool
Pfizer's Missed Megadeal Sparks the Dow's Rise
The market opened the week on an upbeat note, with the major stock indices all modestly on the upswing.
Study clarifies action of potential new class of pain relievers that may benefit, not hurt, the heart
The shows the effects of myeloid cell mPGES-1 deletion on plaque macrophage abundance, less in the myeloid mPGES-1 knockout versus wild type.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
People's Pharmacy: Statins can cause peripheral neuropathy
I have a family history of high cholesterol, and my internist prescribed Lipitor many years ago.
The American Journal of Managed Care
Adherence to Statins and LDL-Cholesterol Goal Attainment
Margaret D. Chi, MPH; Southida S. Vansomphone, PharmD; In-Lu Amy Liu, MS; T. Craig Cheetham, PharmD, MS; Kelley R. Green, PhD; Ronald D. Scott, MD; and Kristi Reynolds, PhD, MPH To examine the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol goal attainment and adherence to statin medications in patients with coronary artery disease .
The Globe and Mail
Is your medication depleting your nutrient reserve?
Cholesterol treatment drug Lipitor gets poured and counted at a drug store in Toronto in this file photo.
Scientists target receptor to treat diabetic retinopathy
Like a daily pill to lower cholesterol can reduce heart attack and stroke risk, an easy-to-use agent that reduces eye inflammation could help save the vision of diabetics, scientists say.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
UPDATE 1-Pfizer considers $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report
U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.
Press: Viagra drug firm Pfizer has made a tentative bid AstraZeneca
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca could be valued at more than A 60billion after a tentative takeover approach from Viagra manufacturer Pfizer, a press report said today.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Statin May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
Results of a phase II study published in The Lancet suggest that simvastatin, a generic cholesterol-lowering drug, might be a potential treatment option for the secondary progressive, or chronic, stage of multiple sclerosis , which is currently untreatable.
Four must eat white vegetables
New York, April 18: If white coloured clothes have a soothing effect on people, eating white vegetables is beneficial too and you should include more of cauliflower and garlic in your diet.
Bakery & Snacks
An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion?...
Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Lipids in Health and Disease
Synergistic effects of colchicine combined with atorvastatin in rats with hyperlipidemia
Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction is implicated in the atherosclerosis initiation and progression in the setting of hyperlipidemia.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Prescription Drug Spending Climbs In 2013
Total U.S. prescription drug spending climbed more than 3 percent last year, propelled in part by fewer patent expirations that would have allowed for cheaper generic alternatives, according to the data firm IMS Health.
Pharmacist-led interventions show high success rates for post-stroke care
A new study from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is looking at nurse- and pharmacist-led interventions to improve the standard of care for patients who have suffered minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, also known as "mini stoke."