U.S. Panel Backs Broader Steps To Reduce
Risk of Heart Attacks
By GINA KOLATA
Published: May 16, 2001
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Impressed by mounting evidence that deaths from heart disease could be significantly reduced
with aggressive treatments, a nati
Article | 6 August 2001
Many studies have indicated the importance of cholesterol-lowering with
the use of statins, and some have also said that the statins market is under
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Cholesterol Lowering Drugs: Very Profitable but Are
March 30, 2012
In the 1980s, heart disease was the number one cause of death in
our country and studies at that time linked elevated blood level
cholesterol to increased heart disease risk. In
"The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isnt. What the
FDA is doing and what the public thinks its doing are as different as night and day."Dr Ley
former Commissioner of the FDA.
FDA became a lapdog for the pharmace
Norway Study: Statin Drug Guidlines May Not
by grahamrehab on May 30, 2012
Medical researchers in Norway were trying to figure out how to follow the
current guidelines presented to them for the use cholesterol lowering
medications. If they were
Statin Muscle Pain Tied to Drug Strength
August 24, 2012
The muscle problems reported by patients taking statins are related to the strength or potency of
the drugs, says a study published by PLoS ONE. Although statins lower cholesterol, they often
Heartburn Medications: Worth the Risk?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Drugs to control heartburn are among the pharmaceutical industry's biggest sellers, with millions
of people taking both over-the-counter and prescription medications to fight acid reflux. But
Sleeping Pills Can Kill: Strategies to Break the Habit
August 20, 2012
A recent study came to a conclusion that shocked the
millions of people who regularly take medication to get a
good nights sleep: Sleeping pills can kill.
Researchers found that sleep
Just One Drink a Day Raises Cancer Risk
Aug 24, 2012 . Many studies have shown that moderating drinking is good for your heart, but new
research shows that it may increase the risk of cancer.
Moderate Drinking Protects Bones
Aug 7, 2012 .
Statin Use Linked to Cataracts
August 25, 2012
(HealthDay News) - The millions of adults who currently use prescription statins to control their
cholesterol levels may be inadvertently increasing their risk for developing age-related cataracts,
Posted on September 29, 2012 By AP Health
WASHINGTON (AP) Time to get your flu vaccine and a surprising new report shows babies
and toddlers seem to be getting protected better than the rest of us.
Last years flu shot wont shield you this year: Two new st
The Causes of Altitude Sickness
The percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is about 21% and the barometric
pressure is around 760 mmHg. As altitude increases, the percentage remains the same but the
number of oxygen molecules per breath is re
Diet rich in fruits and veggies can cut heart attack risk
Press Trust of India / London September 24, 2012, 15:25
Eating lots of antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables can cut the chance of having a heart
attack by a quarter, according to a new research.
Many constituents of fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk for gallstones, but prospective
data relating fruit and vegetable intake to gallstone disease are sparse.
Is Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe?
Published February 20, 2013 | By Ocean Robbins
Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.
On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and
Dr Oz: Vitamin A Increases Mens Risk For Prostate
Dr. Oz has always recommended foods with powerful antioxidants because of their ability to prevent
cancer and protect the body from other diseases, but new research has put all of that into question
Amazing frozen lemons
Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or
consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted.
How can you use the whole lemon without waste?
Simple. place the lemon in the freezer section of your
refrigerator. Once th
Benjamin Sklar for The New York Times
Cane sugar has replaced high-fructose corn syrup in all but a few carbonated beverages at Jasons, a deli chain in 27
By KIM SEVERSON
Published: March 20, 2009
What the Science Says about HFCS
Lets examine the science and insert some common sense into the conversation. These facts may
indeed come as a sweet surprise. The ads suggest getting your nutrition advice from your doctor (who,
unfortunately, probably kno
ENERGY DRINK HAZARD REPORT
The FDA has posted adverse-event reports for two more energy drinks: 40 illnesses and five deaths linked to Monster
Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy.
The new reports follow this wee
ENERGY DRINK REPORT
The FDA has posted adverse-event reports for two more energy drinks: 40 illnesses and five deaths
linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy.
The new reports follow this week's rev
Practice A on p.15 #s 2 & 5
2. If a radio wave has a period of 1 s, what is the waves period in seconds?
Answer- .0000001 seconds or 1 millionth of a second
5. The average mass of an automobile in the United States is about
1.440 106 g. Express this mass
The fat and cholesterol found in a steak may not be the only components bad for the heart,
according to researchers who have found another substance in red meat that can clog the
The substance is called carnitine, and as bacteria in the gut brea
Eating tofu and other soy foods may help women who develop lung cancer increase their odds of
A study of women from Shanghai, China, published in the March 25 issue of the Jo
Proteins found in soybeans have been shown to block the growth and development of colon,
liver, and lung cancer tumors, suggesting the ubiquitous bean offers promise as a potential new
weapon against cancer.