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2012-10-19 01:42:35

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration-funded study led by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research found an increased risk of arterial thrombotic events (ATE) and venous thromboembolic events (VTE) – commonly referred to as blockage of arteries and blood clots, respectively – associated with drospirenone-containing birth control pills compared to four low-dose estrogen combined hormonal contraceptives. "We found that starting use of drospirenone-containing...

Statins At Higher Doses More Effective For Some
2012-10-16 10:22:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently conducted a comprehensive review and discovered that higher-dose use of particular statins can help treat high cholesterol and other blood lipid problems. In particular, the researchers believe that medications should be considered as an option after patients have tried to manage cholesterol issues with changes in diet and exercise. According to the review´s findings,...

2012-08-23 23:19:44

A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by PLoS ONE, reports that muscle problems reported by patients taking statins were related to the strength or potency of the given cholesterol-lowering drugs. Adverse effects such as muscle pain and weakness, reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were related to a statin's potency, or the degree by which it typically lowers cholesterol at commonly prescribed doses....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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