Cardiology

CDC: More people with high cholesterol taking medications

(HealthDay)—There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger ...

Health

Fido or fluffy can bring you a big health boost

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans love their pets and spend lots of money to keep them happy and healthy. But being a pet owner also has a lot of benefits for the human half of the relationship.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team explores new method to stop the spread of Lyme disease

Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study co-authored by Janakiram Seshu, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio ...

Cardiology

Statin intolerance objectively identified in patients

In the first major trial of its kind, Cleveland Clinic researchers used a blinded rechallenge with atorvastatin or placebo to objectively confirm the presence of muscle-related symptoms in patients with a history of intolerance ...

Cardiology

Newly identified genetic errors may prevent heart attacks

To reduce risk of heart attack, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are clear. But genetics can still stack the deck. Some people's genes bestow a natural advantage—or disadvantage—in protecting against heart disease, ...

Medications

FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug

Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for a highly-anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce ...

Cardiology

Association found between high cholesterol and breast cancer

An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. The research will be presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular ...

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