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Cholesterol Drugs May Cause Cognitive Decline
2013-05-11 08:10:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Unusual swelling within some of the brain´s neurons might be responsible for the reversible memory loss and impaired thinking ability experienced by some patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins, researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) claim in a new study. The side effects, which have been observed by both physicians and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) personnel, could be caused by this phenomenon...

2013-03-29 23:03:15

As Medline Plus (a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine) published on March 20th, 2013, a new study reveals that high potency statins (incl. Zocor) are linked to increased risk for acute kidney injury. In light of these news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, informs that they are now providing advice, including how to get in contact with legal counsel, to people potentially affected by Zocor side effects. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 AttorneyOne.com, a...

2012-11-02 14:40:08

International research effort results in first pharmaceutical agent developed for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia An international effort led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in positive phase 3 clinical trial results for a new medicine to treat patients suffering from a rare and deadly cholesterol disorder. Penn researchers report in The Lancet that lomitapide, a first-in-class microsomal triglyceride transfer...

American Cholesterol Levels Improving
2012-10-17 20:50:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is often discussion about good cholesterol versus bad cholesterol, but now the bad cholesterol levels in American adults could be falling and that is certainly good news. A new government study released on Tuesday reported that cholesterol levels have significantly improved over the past 20 years. The causes are likely from a decrease in the intake of trans-fats in diets, as well as the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs....

2012-09-19 11:51:49

Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. In 2009, an additional analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial called the JUPITER trial reported that the statin rosuvastatin halved the risk of venous thromboembolic events among apparently healthy adults. However, this finding...

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....

2012-07-31 23:01:19

According to court documents, on June 1st, 2012, Danielle Woolens filed a lawsuit in the Louisiana Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv01408) alleging that Zocor led to kidney failure for the plaintiff. Zocor, which is also known by the generic name “Simvastatin”, manufactured by Merck Pharmaceuticals, is used to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). In June 2011, the FDA posed restrictions in the use of the highest approved dose of the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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