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No Change in Heart Attack Rates for Younger U.S. Adults

July 21, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S. seniors, those gains don’t seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults — especially women, a new study reports.
Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during the previous decade, even as seniors [...]

Exercise May Help Counter Health Risks of Sedentary Lifestyle

July 17, 2014

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.
The research found that people who were more fit were able to counter some of the ill health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, such [...]

Niacin Doesn’t Reduce Heart Problems, May Create Some, Research Finds

July 16, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Niacin, a commonly used cholesterol treatment, doesn’t reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with hardened arteries. What’s more, the drug appears to have dangerous side effects, including a potential increased risk of death, according to new research.
A large-scale clinical trial found [...]

People With Heart Disease, Diabetes May Be More Likely to Stay on Statins

June 23, 2014

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who have heart disease or diabetes, the overweight or obese and former smokers are most likely to keep taking cholesterol-lowering statins, a new study finds.
Previous research has shown that as many 46 percent of patients who are prescribed statins stop taking them. Nearly one in 10 [...]

Low Cholesterol Levels May Spell Trouble for Kidney Cancer Patients

June 12, 2014

THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients’ risk of death, a new study suggests.
The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.
They analyzed cholesterol levels in 867 kidney cancer patients before they had surgery for their cancer and [...]

Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less

June 9, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don’t take them, a new study suggests.
Statin users logged about 40 fewer minutes of moderate activity each week compared to nonusers, according to the study. These findings [...]

Stopping Statins for Terminal Patients a Safe Option: Study

May 30, 2014

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that it’s safe and helpful to stop treating dying patients with the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
Patients who were expected to live less than a year didn’t die any sooner after they stopped taking the drugs, and researchers report that their overall quality [...]

The Weird Link Between Cholesterol and Fertility

May 21, 2014

Couples with high cholesterol levels may have to wait longer to become parents, a new study finds.

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses Tripled Over 10 Years

May 14, 2014

Prescription drugs are playing an increasingly larger role in U.S. life, with nearly half of all Americans taking one or more medications.

New Drug May Help Lower ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Beyond Statins

May 13, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new injectable drug can further knock down cholesterol levels in people who take cholesterol-busting statin medications, according to the results of a global trial.
People taking the new therapy alongside statins enjoyed a 63 percent to 75 percent decrease in their “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels, [...]


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