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2013-10-02 10:48:44

Hopkins researchers reviewed dozens of studies on cognitive effects A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that the commonly prescribed drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and that they may even protect against dementia when taken for more than one year. The Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted the systematic review say the results should offer more clarity and reassurance to patients and the doctors who prescribe the statin...

2013-09-24 11:02:46

Study translates to humans a finding previously shown in lab animals that could lead to new therapy to use with statins or in place of them University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation. The research was published last month in PLOS One. It extends to humans previous findings in lab animals by researchers at Columbia University that revealed that high...

2013-09-17 23:30:16

Vitamin E tocotrienols may soon be sharing the platform with other bone health supplements, suggests a recent study using American River Nutrition’s DeltaGold® annatto tocotrienol supplement with or without statins in osteoporotic rats. Hadley, MA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Annatto tocotrienol – mainly composed of delta-tocotrienol – given with or without statins stimulated bone formation and cut back bone decay in a postmenopausal osteoporosis rat model, according to findings...

2013-09-11 23:22:15

The firm is currently offering Lipitor lawsuit evaluations to women who have suffered from serious alleged adverse Lipitor side effects. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 A federal panel of judges, after three months of deliberation, denied a motion for consolidation of Lipitor-induced Type 2 diabetes cases, according to an Aug. 8 panel order.* The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a Lipitor law firm, offers an explanation of what the decision means for those looking to file Lipitor lawsuits. The U.S....

2013-09-05 11:00:58

Case Western Reserve University Studies Establish Kruppel-like Factors as Master Regulators of Vascular Health Case Western Reserve researchers have identified a genetic factor that blocks the blood vessel inflammation that can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other potentially life-threatening events. The breakthrough involving Kruppel-like factor (KLF) 15 is the latest in a string of discoveries from the laboratory of professor of medicine Mukesh K. Jain, MD, FAHA, that involves a...

2013-09-03 10:37:43

This model has the potential to help doctors better triage patients with potentially fatal syndrome Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a risk score calculation that can help predict which patients with rhabdomyolysis (a condition that occurs due to muscle damage) may be at risk for the severe complication of kidney failure or death. This research will publish online September 2, 2013 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Rhabdomyolysis occurs when muscles are...


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