Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics like groceries. That's the finding of a new national study of heart...
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Matt Hancock hails ‘game-changer’ but critics raise racial bias and ‘fatalism’ concernsThe health secretary is calling for predictive genetic tests for common cancers and heart disease to be rolled out on the NHS without delay.Matt Hancock, speaking at the Royal Society on Wednesday, revealed he recently took a commercial genetic test that showed he was at heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, saying he was shocked by the result. Hancock called for a national debate about the ethical issues around testing for diseases, some of which could not readily be treated.Continue reading...
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Conclusion: In middle-aged Caucasian men, low serum albumin is associated with an increased risk of future fractures. The potential relevance of serum albumin concentrations in fracture prevention and prediction deserves further evaluation.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Junichi Ishigami, William V. Padula, Morgan E. Grams, Alexander R. Chang, Bernard Jaar, Ron T. Gansevoort, John F.P. Bridges, Csaba P. Kovesdy, Shinichi Uchida, Josef Coresh, Kunihiro MatsushitaRationale &ObjectivePneumococcal vaccine is recommended for adults 65 years and older and those younger than 65 years with clinical indications (eg, diabetes, lung/heart disease, kidney failure, and nephrotic syndrome). Its cost-effectiveness in less severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) is uncharacterized.Study DesignCost-effecti...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Lucas C. Godoy, Patrick R. Lawler, Michael E. Farkouh, Bronwyn Hersen, José C. Nicolau, Vivek RaoAbstractThe prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is rising globally and in Canada. Besides being a risk factor for the development of coronary artery disease, DM is also a marker of poor prognosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), increasing the risks for both ischemic and bleeding complications. Patients with DM have a high prevalence of multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD) and robust evidence has supporte...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results obtained from FH patients revealed that persistently elevated LDL-C leads to cerebral PVH. It is necessary in the management of FH to pay attention not only to the development of coronary heart disease but also to the presence of cerebral SVD. PMID: 30880296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Authors: Kaufman JM, Lapauw B, Mahmoud A, T'Sjoen G, Huhtaniemi IT Abstract This narrative review presents an overview of present knowledge on fertility and reproductive hormones changes in aging men, the factors driving and modulating these changes, their clinical consequences, and benefits and risks of testosterone (T) therapy. Aging is accompanied by moderate decline of gamete quality and fertility. Population mean levels show mild total T decline, SHBG increase, steeper free T decline, and moderate LH increase with important contribution of comorbidities (e.g. obesity) to these changes. Sexual symptoms and lowe...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
Condition:   Hypercholesterolemia Interventions:   Drug: Ezetimibe;   Drug: Atorvastatin Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Completed
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Condition:   Primary Hypercholesterolemia Interventions:   Drug: Ezetimibe;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Simivastatin;   Drug: Statin Sponsor:   Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Completed
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(Reuters Health) - For people with well-controlled heart disease, living alone isn't linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, a large study suggests.
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Certain groups, or subgroups, within the Asian-American community are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than others, new research shows.
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