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2012-03-28 17:28:59

Study highlights importance of therapy compliance to reduce cardiovascular disease mortality Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who discontinue use of statin therapy are at increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other causes. According to the findings of a population-based study now available in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), RA patients should be advised of the importance...

2012-03-23 05:43:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers are trying to find the answers to cholesterol! In three phase 1 trials, they analyzed how PCSK9 binds to LDL receptors and will lead to their accelerated degradation and to increased LDL cholesterol levels. In 2003, a study was performed on two families with autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia that is associated with gain-of-function mutations in PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9), one of the serine proteases. The patients involved...

2012-03-19 16:51:32

Statins may prevent pneumonia, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Researchers from Israel and the United States analyzed data from the JUPITER trial, a randomized, double-blind trial with placebo control groups conducted at 1315 sites in 26 countries to look at the use of the statin rosuvastatin in disease prevention. The trial involved 17 802 men aged 50 years or older and women aged 60 years or older without a history of heart disease or diabetes....

Diabetes, Memory Loss Warnings Added to Cholesterol Medications
2012-02-29 06:16:38

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that they would be adding memory loss and diabetes warnings to the labels of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. According to Reuters reporters Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson, the label changes come after the agency learned of studies in which taking statins could lead to a small increased risk of cognitive issues such as memory loss or confusion, as well as a slight spike in blood sugar levels and the risk of...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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