September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017
Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs could be deadly
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug because of a muscle ache or stomach pain can be dangerous in the long run, suggests a new study. Researchers found that people who stopped taking statins after reporting a side effect were 13 percent more likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke over the next four years than people who kept taking the drugs.
July 26, 2017
Your Cancer Risk Spikes If Your Waist Is Just 4 Inches Above Average
You know that carrying around extra weight is bad news for your heart. But your gut might be warning you about something else just as serious: cancer. Your waist measurement may predict your cancer risk, a new meta-analysis in the British Journal of Cancer suggests.
July 21, 2017
Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression
(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say. "The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it was thought that brain injury only leads to short-term effects," said lead author Michelle Albicini in an email.
July 10, 2017
Has The Final Piece To Eliminate Heart Disease Been Discovered? Probably Not
The story by New York Times reporter Gina Kolata is quite provocative: What if you carried a genetic mutation that left you nearly impervious to heart disease? What if scientists could bottle that miracle and use it to treat everyone else? These aren't a reporter's idle musings.
July 7, 2017
Do You Suffer From Chronic Inflammation? Here’s How To Tell—And What You Can Do About It
When your body is functioning optimally, it provides you with what is effectively your own standing army. White blood cells and other natural defenses leap into action to stave off any invader-such as an infection or irritant-creating what's known as acute inflammation.
June 19, 2017
This Surprising Factor Puts You at Risk for Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., impacting more than 15 million American adults each year. (It's also an issue that men struggle to talk about. Here's why.) Some of the risk factors for depression are well-known, like having a family history of the disease and going through a traumatic event.
June 9, 2017