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2014-07-07 08:27:28

VISTA, Calif. and HARTFORD, Conn., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoGenomics, Inc, a leader in automated microarray technology for molecular diagnostics, and Genomas, a biomedical company enabling DNA-guided medicine for personal healthcare, announced today that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop genetic tests and DNA-guided diagnostic systems for optimal selection of statins and for improved delivery of statin therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, obesity...

2014-06-27 23:05:56

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the...

Neanderthal
2014-06-26 10:49:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While popular culture may have conditioned us to think of Neanderthals as mindless meat-eaters, a new study has shown that earlier humans probably ate more plants, tubers and nuts than previously thought. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study is based on an analysis of fecal remnants discovered in a known site of Neanderthal occupation in southern Spain known as El Salt. The analysis of five samples indicated that...

2014-06-25 08:30:43

The lives of millions of Americans are potentially at risk. NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPA Drug Initiative (EPADI) urges the FDA to thoughtfully consider new and almost irrefutable proof that high triglycerides are a significant risk factor contributing to cardiovascular disease-related death and morbidity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140625/121320 This past week, two independent studies were published in the prestigious New England Journal of...

2014-06-24 08:30:56

Achievement of LDL Particle Targets Associated with More Aggressive Lipid-lowering Therapy and Better Clinical Outcomes Compared to Patients Managed to LDL Cholesterol Targets RALEIGH, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), today announced the publication of the first large-scale real world study evidencing a link between low LDL-P and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Data in the study published in Atherosclerosis demonstrated that high-risk...

2014-06-17 23:03:30

Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery, according to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid...

2014-06-16 09:46:15

American Diabetes Association Panelists will argue pros and cons at symposium New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. At issue are the newest guidelines issued jointly by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in November...

2014-06-12 12:28:22

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for cardiovascular disease. Nearly 900 studies have been published on the adverse effects of these medications, and a look at their mechanism of action suggests ample reason for caution. Neurospecialist and pharmacologist Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D., discusses the controversy in the summer issue of the...

Wintertime Survival For Siberian Hamsters Depends On Summertime Cholesterol Consumption
2014-06-11 03:54:52

University of Chicago Press Journals Increasingly, scientific findings indicate that an organism's diet affects more than just general health and body condition. In an article published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, researchers from Nicolaus Copernicus University have found evidence that the diet of some animals must include cholesterol in order for them to enter necessary periods of energy conservation known as torpor. Torpor is a...

Statins Linked To Lower Physical Activity In Older Men
2014-06-11 06:20:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a common type of medication to lower their cholesterol could cause older men to become less physically active, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study, Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy assistant professor David Lee and his colleagues discovered a link between the use of statins, some of the most prescribed...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'