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2012-08-20 16:18:27

A noninvasive approach to total cholesterol determination Researchers in India have developed a total cholesterol test that uses a digital camera to take a snapshot of the back of the patient's hand rather than a blood sample. The image obtained is cropped and compared with images in a database for known cholesterol levels. Writing in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics, N.R. Shanker of the Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology and colleagues...

Debate Looms Over Statin Use: Good For The Heart, Bad For Blood Sugar
2012-08-10 10:52:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Millions of people take statins to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Yet, a debate looms whether the benefit of the widely-used drugs outweigh the risk associated with the onset of type 2 diabetes. A report in The Lancet states that the benefits are worth the risk to those who are already prone to the blood sugar disease; while other research warns that in people who are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, taking statins...

2012-02-29 14:06:30

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is revising safety information on the labels of some statins (cholesterol lowering drugs).   Statins are a class of drugs that work in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol. They are most effective at lowering the LDL (bad) cholesterol, but also have modest effects on lowering triglycerides (blood fats) and raising HDL (good) cholesterol.   High cholesterol is a risk factor for cardiovascular...

2011-12-08 23:22:30

Researchers identify enzyme that could be targeted to help body tackle LDLs Scientists from the University of Leicester and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have announced a major advance towards developing drugs to tackle dangerous, or 'bad', cholesterol in the body. They have filed two patents for developing targeted drugs that would act as a catalyst for lowering levels of 'bad' cholesterol. Two research papers published by the academics enhance the understanding of...

2011-08-15 06:35:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading website about lowering cholesterol naturally, All-About-Lowering-Cholesterol.com (http://www.all-about-lowering-cholesterol.com), unequivocally recommends that all patients with high cholesterol educate themselves on natural methods for lowering cholesterol, before they ever think of using any statin drug. This education becomes even more important now, since there are voices recommending that some statin drugs may be...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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