Statins side effects: Four commonly reported side effects - how worried should you be?
STATINS have a strong reputation for side effects, sometimes strong enough that people will them into existence. What can you expect from taking the commonly prescribed heart medication? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Daily dose of a fermented liquid to help lower levels
HIGH cholesterol is caused by having little caution with the foods and drinks you eat, raising levels and increasing a person's risk of having a heart attack or stroke. One product taken daily could help to significantly lower your levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelics can change humanity for the better. It ’s time to unlock their power | Rick Doblin
Studies of MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics have shown tremendous potential for therapeutic applicationsI study psychedelics. The organization I work for – theMultidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) – has been researching MDMA since 1992, seven years after the substance was prohibited. Our organization was founded in 1985.One of a few treatments designated a breakthrough therapy by the FDA, MDMA-assisted therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder is an incredibly promising treatment for this devastating mental injury. Survivors of PTSD may struggle to stay connect...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rick Doblin Tags: Fungi Biology Science Medicine Source Type: news

Digital Therapeutics and Lifestyle in Hypertension Management Digital Therapeutics and Lifestyle in Hypertension Management
Might mobile technologies designed to implement healthy lifestyle changes for improving blood pressure management be the wave of the future?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Roman Britain is still throwing up secrets – and confounding our expectations | Charlotte Higgins
The discovery of a splendid mosaic in a villa buried under farmland is a thrilling find that sets the imagination racingWalking the local landscape was a feature of many lives during the lockdowns in Britain last year. Not everyone discovered a ravishing Roman mosaic while rambling across the family farm, but Jim Irvine did. He contacted archaeologists at Leicestershire county council. That led to an excavation with the University of Leicester and the discovery of athird- to fourth-century villa. At its heart is a great mosaic, 11m by 7m.What is so special about this mosaic is its subject. It isunique in Britain (though wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Higgins Tags: Roman Britain Heritage Archaeology Science Culture England UK news Source Type: news

Heart disease: A popular medication increasing your risk by 26 percent says new study
HEART disease: Around twice as many people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK than with cancer and Alzheimer's disease combined according to the British Heart Foundation. Could a seemingly innocent and popular drug be contributing to these shocking statistics? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: The sign on your face of the ‘silent killer’
HIGH blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to serious health problems including heart attacks and strokes. Dubbed as a "silent killer" because of its rarely noticeable symptoms, the only way to find out for sure is to have your levels checked. But there's one sign found on your face which could be signalling the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticoagulants Can Ease Cognitive Decline in AF Patients Anticoagulants Can Ease Cognitive Decline in AF Patients
The adequate use of anticoagulants can prevent cognitive decline in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation, new Brazilian research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A food packed with vitamin D reducing dementia risk and improve ageing
LONGEVITY comes down to a number of factors. By eating the right kinds of food, bursting with essential vitamins, you can be sure to help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, keep your heart healthy and boost your longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Antimicrobial Effectiveness Leaning to 'Tipping Point' Resistance - FAO
[UN News] We may soon reach "a tipping point" when antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes the leading cause of death - surpassing heart disease and other so-called lifestyle illnesses, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Putting data, digital and tech at the heart of transforming the NHS
This independent review sets out 9 recommendations, which the Secretary of State has confirmed he will accept in full. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The best diet to significantly reduce dangerous cholesterol in weeks
HIGH cholesterol threatens your life, significantly increasing the likelihood of a fatal heart attack or stroke. If you have elevated levels you need to bring down, following a specific type of diet could do you massive favours. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure Daily Aspirin Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure
New data from a follow-up of more than 30,000 participants without heart failure at enrollment suggests that daily use of aspirin is associated with new onset heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Serious CV Risks for Elderly After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine No Serious CV Risks for Elderly After Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
A French study adds to other evidence that the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine does not increase the risk for serious cardiovascular adverse events in elderly individuals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Higher Long-term Mortality Seen With Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Higher Long-term Mortality Seen With Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Patients undergoing endovascular repair of an intact abdominal aortic aneurysm have a lower risk of death in the short term than do those undergoing open surgery, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial  effectiveness leaning towards ‘tipping point’ resistance – FAO 
We may soon reach “a tipping point” when antimicrobial resistance (AMR) becomes the leading cause of death – surpassing heart disease and other so-called lifestyle illnesses, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At What Price Will Newer Anti-Diabetes Drugs Be Cost Effective? At What Price Will Newer Anti-Diabetes Drugs Be Cost Effective?
In low- to middle-income countries, SGLT2 inhibitors could reduce diabetes complications at lower but feasible prices; they are cost effective at current prices in people with heart or kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Obicetrapib: CETP Inhibitor Impresses in LDL Lowering Obicetrapib: CETP Inhibitor Impresses in LDL Lowering
A new lipid-lowering agent in a class that had been written off by many is being developed by a group of academic experts, with new data showing large LDL reductions on top of high-intensity statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' It's Deconditioning, Stupid': Exercise Limitations After COVID'It's Deconditioning, Stupid': Exercise Limitations After COVID
Dr Aaron Holley investigates whether deconditioning is responsible for all post-COVID activity limitations.Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Does Vitamin D Benefit Only Those Who Are Deficient? Does Vitamin D Benefit Only Those Who Are Deficient?
A large Mendelian randomization analysis has shown that, among those with vitamin D deficiency, there is an association between 25(OH)D levels and all-cause mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Fully Approved by Health Canada to Prevent COVID-19 in Individuals 18 years and Older
Toronto ON, 24 November 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada has approved its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision was based on scientific evidence, including initial data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE study that demonstrated the vaccine was 85 percent effective in preventing severe disease, and showed protection against COVID-19 related hospitalization and death, beginning 28 days after vaccination. “We are delighted by Health Canada’s decision to approve the Johnson & Jo...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A Critical Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Inclisiran A Critical Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Inclisiran
Review current evidence for the use of inclisiran sodium, a novel siRNA, for reducing LDL-C in patients with ASCVD at very high cardiovascular risk.American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Much-loved Nobel Laureate, Known Simply As Aunt Trudy A Much-loved Nobel Laureate, Known Simply As Aunt Trudy
The nephew of Gertrude B.'Trudy'Elion, who shared the Nobel Prize for development of innovative methods of drug design in 1988, relates how she was an inspiration to himself and others.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Coronary Artery Disease: A Champion Swimmer ’s Story
After a heart attack revealed that Trip Hedrick had coronary artery disease, the competitive swimmer learned to flow with his new diagnosis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Pulmonary Embolism Is Common and Can Be Deadly, But Few Know the Signs
Title: AHA News: Pulmonary Embolism Is Common and Can Be Deadly, But Few Know the SignsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Are the 3 Types of SVT?
Title: What Are the 3 Types of SVT?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sacubitril/Valsartan May Alter Trajectory of Preclinical HFpEF Sacubitril/Valsartan May Alter Trajectory of Preclinical HFpEF
The combination was linked to greater changes in left atrial volume index on MRI than valsartan alone in the setting of reduced filling pressures in a phase 2 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Safety Pharmacology: Best Practice Considerations for...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss how cardiovascular safety pharmacology study models are designed, executed, validated, and verified in accordance with ICH guidelines....(PRWeb November 24, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cardiovascular_safety_pharmacology_best_practice_considerations_for_the_in_vivo_qtc_core_assay_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb18354577.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda
Recruitment, training and retention of NHS staff and digital transformation will be put at the heart of the NHS in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart attack risk: The surprising drink that could improve cardiovascular health
CARDIOVASCULAR health is extremely important, and looking after your heart can reduce your risk of a number of deadly diseases from heart disease to strokes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease diet: The 10 best foods to reduce your risk - list in full
HEART DISEASE affects around 7.6 million people across the UK and is responsible for one death every three minutes, according to the British Heart Foundation. Food and drink play a crucial role in the risk of developing this condition - but how can you change your diet to lower your chances? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Encouraging in Phase 1 Trials Daily Oral PCSK9 Inhibitor Encouraging in Phase 1 Trials
What if the cholesterol-crushing efficacy of current PCSK9 inhibitors came in a pill instead of a syringe? That's one possibility for a Merck agent in the earliest stages of human trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Researchers discover an unexpected regulator of heart repair
FINDINGSA study using mice by scientists atthe  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA reveals that cardiac muscle cells play a pivotal role in determining how the heart heals following a heart attack.  The findings challenge a longstanding paradigm about heart repair and identify a protein that could serve as a target for drugs to treat or prevent heart failure.BACKGROUNDHeart attack is the leading cause of heart failure, which kills more than 600,000 people in the U.S. each year.  An optimal repair response is critical for minimizing the amount of scarring after...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weight Loss Surgery'Best Treatment' for Fatty Liver Disease Weight Loss Surgery'Best Treatment' for Fatty Liver Disease
Bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of major adverse liver and cardiovascular events in recipients, compared with nonsurgical counterparts, among those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Swell in Off-Label Antipsychotic Prescribing'Not Harmless'Swell in Off-Label Antipsychotic Prescribing'Not Harmless '
A growing trend of off-label, low-dose antipsychotic prescribing to treat disorders such as anxiety and insomnia has been tied to an increased risk of cardiometabolic death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Philips launches new MRI scanners on eve of RSNA 2021
With the start of RSNA 2021 one week away, Philips is launching new 1.5-tesl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips receives clearance for liver fat quantification tools Philips wins $15.4M grant to improve maternal care Philips to acquire ECG software developer Cardiologs Philips releases MRI coaching program for kids Philips introduces 2 new HealthSuite modules at HIMSS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors outline who is at risk for vascular disease
Everyone is at risk for vascular disease, and with National Diabetes Heart Connection Day in November, it ’s important to understand the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options, especially for those with diabetes. Twin brother vascular surgeons, Dr. Arash Keyhani and Dr. Kourosh Keyhani, unpack what Houstonians need to know about vascular disorders to assess their potential risk factors. Q: Wha t is vascular disease? A: Vascular disease is an abnormal condition that impacts your blood vessels,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Memorial Hermann Source Type: news

Left Atrial Appendage Shape Linked to Stroke Risk in AF Left Atrial Appendage Shape Linked to Stroke Risk in AF
With names like cauliflower and chicken wing, one type of LAA was associated with a more than 2.5-fold higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack while another with a 68% decreased risk.First Look (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blog: The fights for better pay and better public services are linked
Are your shopping bills going up? Are you thinking hard about when you put your heating on at home? Does your heart sink when you know your children need new shoes? Everyone is feeling the effects of inflation – the increase in prices of goods and services. And inflation is rising sharply. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose from 3.1% in September to 4.2% in October, while the Retail Price Index (RPI) rose to 6.1%, the highest in 30 years. Consumer energy prices jumped in September by nearly 20% and food prices increased to 4.5% in September. We know this is happening in different ways across the globe, but...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 23, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog News Christina McAnea Source Type: news

TMVR Benefit for Severe Mitral Regurgitation Durable at 2 Years TMVR Benefit for Severe Mitral Regurgitation Durable at 2 Years
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement with the Tendyne Mitral Valve System in severe mitral regurgitation continues to reduce symptoms and HF rehospitalization at 2 years, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart
Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Grief (Emotion) Heart Blood Pressure Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

Aspirin is linked with increased risk of heart failure
Aspirin use is associated with a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people with at least one predisposing factor for the condition. That’s the finding of a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Predisposing factors included smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Heart attack: The winter drink that could offer 'significant protection' against disease
THOUSANDS of people are rushed off to hospital following a heart attack each year, with many sadly dying. There could, however, be one beverage that may help mitigate such a risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Years of Blood Thinners After Stenting Might Not Be Necessary
Title: Years of Blood Thinners After Stenting Might Not Be NecessaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Will Drinking Water Lower Blood Pressure?
Title: Will Drinking Water Lower Blood Pressure?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hypertension May Double Risk of Late-Onset Epilepsy Hypertension May Double Risk of Late-Onset Epilepsy
This study found an almost twofold higher risk of late-onset epilepsy in people with hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACEI, ARBs in COVID-19: Be Aware of Acute Kidney Injury ACEI, ARBs in COVID-19: Be Aware of Acute Kidney Injury
The largest randomized dataset yet of ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in COVID-19 shows reassuring results, but with a potential new link to kidney injury in hospitalized patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Too many firefighters are dying of cancer. UCLA ’s Derek Urwin aims to change that
They ’re our modern-day superheroes — charging into burning buildings without hesitation, rescuing those in peril, staving off destruction. Butin risking their lives for us, firefighters pay a heavy price, with cancer rates that far outpace the public at large.Derek Urwin, a longtime firefighter who expects to complete his Ph.D. in chemistry during the winter quarter, is out to change that, using his knowledge of chemistry to  improve firefighter health and safety and, ultimately, bring these cancer rates down. It’s a mission that had a very personal origin.In 2014, Urwin ’s brother Isaac,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Penicillin Slows Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease Progression Penicillin Slows Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease Progression
Secondary antibiotic prophylaxis can improve outcomes for children with echo-detected rheumatic heart disease, a randomized trial in Uganda shows. There is'huge potential here,'says a study author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news