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Porridge is better for you than statins, experts say
Eating a simple bowl of porridge every day could transform the health of the nation, in one single step, say nutrition experts. But beware instant snacks packed with sugar... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The truth about porridge? It's better for you than STATINS
Eating a simple bowl of porridge every day could transform the health of the nation, in one single step, say nutrition experts. But beware instant snacks packed with sugar... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Things That May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can make a person feel powerless, but there are some things women can do to potentially improve how they feel throughout the process. Here are some strategies recommended by experts—and others that are still being explored—which may help improve the effectiveness and symptoms of treatment. Physical activity “Exercise is one of the best things women can do for themselves,” says Dr. Ann Partridge, director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “It doesn’t mean marathons or hot yoga, but walking three to five ti...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer symptoms breast cancer treatment Exercise Meditation Nutrition TIME Health Breast Cancer yoga yoga cancer patients Source Type: news

Novelion's Aegerion Resolves U.S. Drug Probes for $40 Million Novelion's Aegerion Resolves U.S. Drug Probes for $40 Million
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40.1 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of an expensive cholesterol drug, U.S. authorities said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Aegerion finalizes $40M settlement, guilty plea in drug misbranding case
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge biotech that merged last year with a Canadian firm, has finalized a $40 million settlement to resolve civil and criminal charges over its marketing of a cholesterol drug. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said Friday that Aegerion, which is now a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Novelion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NVLN), will plead guilty to two misdemeanor misbranding violations. The company initially disclosed last year that it expected to enter a guilty plea… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Aegerion finalizes $40M settlement, guilty plea in drug misbranding case
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge biotech that merged last year with a Canadian firm, has finalized a $40 million settlement to resolve civil and criminal charges over its marketing of a cholesterol drug. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston said Friday that Aegerion, which is now a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Novelion Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NVLN), will plead guilty to two misdemeanor misbranding violations. The company initially disclosed last year that it expected to enter a guilty plea… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Novelion's Aegerion resolves U.S. drug probes for $40 mln
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40.1 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of an expensive cholesterol drug, U.S. authorities said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novelion's Aegerion resolves U.S. drug probes for $40 million
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc will plead guilty to two misdemeanors and pay $40 million to resolve investigations into its marketing and sales of a cholesterol drug, U.S. prosecutors and regulators announced on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cholesterol drug maker pays $4.1 million to settle fraud charges: SEC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, will pay $4.1 million to settle charges it misled investors about how many patients purchased Juxtapid, a drug used to treat a genetic condition that leads to high cholesterol, the top U.S. securities regulator said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September
World Alzheimer ’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social care, and numerous third sectororganisations, looking after...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Danish discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine
More than 600,000 Danes are being treated with cholesterol lowering medicine. 98 per cent of them are treated with statins, which curb the body's own production of cholesterol so that the level of cholesterol falls. However, statins also give rise to the body forming more of a harmful protein - known as PCSK9 - which counters the effect of the statins. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Evolocumab Doesn't Worsen Glycemia or Up Diabetes Risk: FOURIER Evolocumab Doesn't Worsen Glycemia or Up Diabetes Risk: FOURIER
In a large trial with more than 27,000 patients with preexisting CVD and uncontrolled LDL cholesterol, there was no signal of worsening or new-onset diabetes with the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The study is the first to challenge the current clinical guideline that heart-attack survivors should take all three drugs - beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and statins - for the rest of their lives. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

With ACEi/ARB Tx Plus Statins, Dropping Beta-Blockers OK Post-MI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Beta-blockers of no added benefit when patients already adhere to other two meds (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

RA-Specific Variables Linked to CV Disease Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk for rheumatoid arthritis disease activity, seropositivity comparable to those of cholesterol (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 18, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

A LOW-CARB diet is better for your heart over LOW-FAT
A low-carb diet reduces more fat deposits around heart and lowers waist circumference compared to a low-fat plan, a team of Israeli researchers found. Reducing carbs could also increase 'good' cholesterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol-like molecules switch off the engine in cancer-targeting Natural Killer cells
(Trinity College Dublin) The engine used by cancer-killing 'Natural Killer' cells is turned on by a protein called Srebp, which can be blocked by certain sterols like cholesterol. Tumor cells can produce oxysterols and cholesterol levels tend to be higher in people with obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The study is the first to challenge the current clinical guideline that heart-attack survivors should take all three drugs -- beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and statins -- for the rest of their lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Need to lower high cholesterol? What the numbers on your reading really mean
HIGH cholesterol can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease - heart disease - which can make heart attacks or stroke more likely. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New FOURIER Analysis Shows Repatha ® (Evolocumab) Reduces Cardiovascular Events In Patients With Diabetes
Data Supports Safety and Efficacy of Repatha in Patients With Diabetes Simultaneously Presented at EASD 2017 and Published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that a new analysis of the cardiovascular outcomes study (FOURIER) demonstrated that lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels with Repatha® (evolocumab) significantly and consistently reduced cardiovascular events in patients with and without diabetes at baseline. The analysis showed that diabetes was independently associated wi...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Danish discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine
(Aarhus University) Research from Aarhus University sheds new light on how the body converts the bad kind of cholesterol. The discovery could lead to new and potentially more effective medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most people newly recommended to take statins are from disadvantaged backgrounds, less likely to have health insurance and take medications as prescribed: study
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 15, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Artichoke extract found to lower high cholesterol and protect the liver from alcohol damage
(Natural News) It seems like there is a drug for everything these days, and many doctors are all too willing to send you on your way with a prescription for the latest chemicals Big Pharma is peddling that may or may not help you feel better but will almost certainly cause at least one side... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pearls From Steven Nissen, MD: On Statin Denial and Cult Diets
Dr Steven Nissen says statins and climate change share similar public opinion problems and suggests counter tactics. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Crystal Phend Source Type: news

NHS announces new opportunity to prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes
The NHS has revealed a new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes with the support of Public Health England (PHE). The plan comes after the release of a new PHE study suggesting that more than 9,000 heart attacks and up to 14,500 strokes could be prevented within the next three years through better management of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and atrial fibrillation.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patients Latest News Source Type: news

How Do I Lower My Cholesterol (Triglycerides)
Title: How Do I Lower My Cholesterol (Triglycerides)Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - September 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Dr Martin Scurr answers your queries
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, statins and shingles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen’s former doctor wants check-ups for statin patients
PATIENTS prescribed statins should be given a GP check-up weeks later to see whether they are suffering side effects, the Queen ’s former doctor says. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes and statins link: Do the cholesterol-busting drugs increase risk?
TYPE 2 diabetes is a growing health concern in the UK - with thousands of people diagnosed with the condition every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Support that Diet Can Reverse Heart Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Dean Ornish, MD, and Kim Williams, MD, respond to Nissen video on statins (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Reduced Mortality Risk in COPD
Statin exposure associated with lower all - cause, pulmonary mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Deaths from lung - related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Statins May Help People with COPD Live Longer
Deaths from lung-related causes were reduced by as much as 45 percent, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: COPD, Statins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- Drugs known as statins may have benefits beyond lowering " bad " LDL cholesterol levels. A new study suggests people with chronic lung disease who take these drugs may extend their survival. The study from Canada included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' Cholesterol
Title: Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their 'Bad' CholesterolCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - September 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer
Title: Statins May Help People With COPD Live LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Statins Help Healthy People Drop 'Bad' Cholesterol
Study found taking them lowered risk of heart disease, death in those with high LDL levels (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins cut heart deaths in men by 28% finds study
Conclusion This new analysis found that men without cardiovascular disease who were prescribed a statin were less likely to go on to develop heart disease or have a major cardiovascular event. These findings from the five-year randomised controlled trial are useful – there's been a lot of debate about whether giving statins to people without any cardiovascular disease is helpful. But it's harder to draw conclusions from the longer term results, as these were from a non-randomised observational period. Potential confounding factors – such as the men's attitude to medicine, risk and health – may have influe...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their'Bad' Cholesterol
Study found taking them lowered risk of heart disease, death in those with high LDL levels Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Statins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s disease news: Leading killer condition could be wiped out by natural selection
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - a type of dementia - could one day be eliminated, along with asthma and high cholesterol, by natural selection and genetics. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins slash the risk of death from cirrhosis by half
Researchers from the University Hospital of Hvidovre in Denmark found statins reduce the risk of dying from the alcohol-related disorder by 43 per cent but doctors are reluctant to prescribe them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins Help Healthy People Lower Their'Bad' Cholesterol
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- Cholesterol-lowering statins reduce the risk of heart disease and death in otherwise healthy people who have very high levels of " bad " LDL cholesterol, a long-term study finds. For 20 years, more than 5,500 men in Scotland... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quest to offer cholesterol testing without fasting requirement
(Reuters) - Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Thursday it will begin using a more precise method of calculating levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol that no longer requires fasting prior to blood draw, a development likely to delight patients who previously had to refrain from eating for up to 12 hours before testing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Statins cut coronary heart disease deaths by 28% in men with high cholesterol
Daily statins reduce deaths from coronary heart disease by 28% in men with very high LDL cholesterol, according to the 'longest ever' study measuring use of the treatment. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

Imperial College London study finds statins do work
Imperial College London scientists say the benefits of the pills are so convincing that they should be offered to patients in their 30s and 40s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Levels Drop After Bariatric Surgery PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Levels Drop After Bariatric Surgery
Plasma levels of PCSK9 and LDL cholesterol drop after bariatric surgery in severely obese patients, according to what is believed to be the first study to document the impact of bariatric surgery on plasma PCSK9 levels.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins CAN save your life - Heart pills slash risk of early death by 28%, says new study
STATINS are the quickest and safest way to lower cholesterol and ward off heart disease, a study claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news