Latest Heart Protection Study Stories

2013-02-27 11:02:12

The largest randomized study of the vitamin niacin in patients with occlusive arterial disease (narrowing of the arteries) has shown a significant increase in adverse side-effects when it is combined with statin treatment.

Merck Says Stop Prescribing Tredaptive
2013-01-12 08:05:31

Merck is telling doctors to stop prescribing the cholesterol drug Tredaptive following a study that casts doubt on the medication’s efficacy and safety.

2012-03-27 05:16:48

Many women use vitamin E for their skin, but theories have circulated that taking vitamin E could also impact a women's heart.

2011-09-12 23:28:56

Among patients who have had an ischemic stroke, use of cholesterol-lowering statin medications is not associated with subsequent intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).

2011-06-08 14:32:00

Increased risk of muscle injury cited SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2011-05-19 06:53:48

Regardless of the beneficial effects of both aspirin and simvastatin in treating heart disease, neither drug appears to offer any benefit to individuals suffering from pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), a condition that accounts for over 1,000 new cases annually.

2011-01-10 15:36:28

A computer decision model suggests that for patients with a history of bleeding within the brain, the risk of recurrence associated with statin treatment may outweigh the benefit of the drug in preventing cardiovascular disease.

2010-11-10 12:43:34

Researchers have further established that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.

2010-03-19 10:00:00

Highest approved dose of cholesterol-lowering medication could cause harm to muscles SILVER SPRING, Md., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.