Guidelines May Miss Need for Statins in Many U.S. Blacks
SATURDAY, March 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. medical
organizations have conflicting guidelines on the use of
cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in blacks, a new study finds.
New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two different
injectable drugs can lower cholesterol levels even further than
statins do, potentially warding off future heart attacks or
strokes, new research suggests.
Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A primitive Amazonian
tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a
simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary
protection against heart disease, researchers report.
Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?
FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people living
with the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation may be
taking unneeded blood thinners, a new study suggests.
Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say an
experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to
diagnose autism in children.
For 'Preemies,' Human Touch May Be a Brain Booster
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Underscoring the
link between brain development and touch, new research suggests
premature babies face a disadvantage compared to their full-term
peers in their brain's sensitivity to gentle touch.
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery
patients taking statins should keep taking those
cholesterol-lowering drugs, even on the day of their operation,
because doing so may improve their chances of survival, a new study
Seniors With Brain Cancer May Have Better Treatment Option
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Combined
chemotherapy and radiation treatment appears to extend the lives of
older patients with brain cancer, new research finds.
Why Some Kids Take Longer to Recover From Brain Injury
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans may
reveal which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic
brain injury, according to a new small study.
U.S. Medical Groups Sound the Alarm on Climate Change
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is
not only an environmental issue, but a major threat to public
health, according to 11 U.S. medical societies.