Stroke

Pathway to improved stroke outcomes

In a world-first study researchers at Monash University have shown the risk of stroke after transient ischemic attack (TIA) has significantly declined during the last decade.

Nov 18, 2014
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Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at ...

Nov 17, 2014
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