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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...

Statin Benefits For Dementia And Cataracts
2013-09-03 05:10:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An inexpensive and commonly used cholesterol medication could be used to prevent cataracts and reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia, according to research presented over the weekend at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Amsterdam. In one study, Dr. Tin-Tse Lin and colleagues studied nearly 58,000 Taiwanese patients, and found taking high-potency statins reduced their risk of developing...

2013-08-15 23:25:53

Healthy Directions, a leading source of natural health advice and doctor-formulated nutritional products, and its expert integrative cardiologist are offering a one-hour webinar on heart health and cholesterol. Potomac, MD (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Healthy Directions, LLC, today announced that its expert, and widely recognized, integrative cardiologist, Stephen Sinatra, MD, is hosting a free interactive heart health webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Registration for...

2013-08-15 23:25:18

The same drugs that are used to lower cholesterol may one day be used to fight cancers like mesothelioma. That is the finding of a new study conducted in Japan and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 In a recent study on statins and malignant mesothelioma, Japanese researchers combined two of the most popular statin drugs, Zocor and Lipitor, with a form of vitamin E called gamma tocotrienol (y-T3). The y-T3 alone had a negative impact on mesothelioma...


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