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2009-02-23 15:28:48

U.S. researchers show that the drug pravastatin, a statin, may be able to prevent the development of heart disease by regenerating diseased heart muscle. In a paper, published in Circulation Research, University at Buffalo researchers report that pravastatin mobilizes bone marrow progenitor cells -- blood stem cells that are able to transform into many different types of cells -- which infiltrate the heart and develop into cardiac muscle cells, or myocytes, improving cardiac function. The...

2008-12-10 16:16:09

Pregnant women or those hoping to get pregnant should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, scientists in Britain said. A 2007 study examining the risk of congenital anomalies in children of pregnant women using statins suggest the detrimental effects of the drugs may be restricted to fat-soluble or lipophilic statins only. However, University of Manchester researchers show that even water-soluble or hydrophilic statins, such as pravastatin, can affect placental development...

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2008-12-09 11:55:38

Pregnant women or those hoping to start or extend a family should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists. Current clinical guidelines already recommend that women who are pregnant should stop taking statins but the advice is based on the knowledge that cholesterol is essential for normal fetal development. Indeed, a 2007 study examining the risk of congenital anomalies in children of pregnant women using statins suggested that the detrimental effects of the drugs...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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