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HIV-positive adults are under-treated for cardiovascular problems compared to those without HIV
This study provides evidence that U.S. policymakers and professional societies should focus on improving the quality of the cardiovascular care that people who are HIV-positive receive.AUTHORSStudy authors are Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Dr. Adam Richards, Cassandra DeWitt, Nina Harawa, Steven Shoptaw, Dr. William Cunningham and Dr. John Mafi, all of UCLA. Mafi is also associated with Rand Corporation.JOURNALThestudy is published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.FUNDINGGrants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and National Institute of Men...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry | Aseem Malhotra
The healthcare system faces a crisis of trust; ill-informed doctors and poor research are harming patientsThe healthcare system is facing failure, rooted in an epidemic of misinformed doctors and patients.During a recent keynote lecture at theBritish Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation annual conference, I gave the example of a man who had had a heart attack and been given statins and whose months of disabling muscle pain resolved within a week of stopping taking them. His elation was cut short when his GP told him he must never stop his statin or he could die. When the audience was asked to guess ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Aseem Malhotra Tags: Healthcare Network Work practices Workforce GPs and primary care Public health Drugs Science Society NHS Source Type: news

HIV-positive adults receive inferior cardiovascular care compared with those without HIV
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New health ALERT: Statins raise risk of diabetes by 30%
TAKING statins can ramp up the risk of diabetes by almost a third, experts have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision When to Start a Statin Is a Preference-Sensitive Decision
The author of this commentary explores the complex ethical, practical, and clinical considerations of extending statin treatment to all adults over 40, regardless of cardiovascular risk.Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event
Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high - intensity statins (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

High-Dose Statins Decrease CV Events in Asian CAD Patients High-Dose Statins Decrease CV Events in Asian CAD Patients
High-dose vs low-dose pitavastatin significantly reduced CV events in patients with stable CAD, according to REAL-CAD, the first randomized trial to assess these issues in Asia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Analyses Presented At AHA 2017 Show Repatha ® (evolocumab) Significantly Reduced Cardiovascular Events In Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease And In Patients With A History Of Heart Attacks
Data Support Use of Repatha to Reduce Risk of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients With History of Multiple Heart Attacks Additional Analysis Found That Patients With More Recent Heart Attacks Experienced Substantial Risk Reductions With Repatha Repatha Benefit in Peripheral Artery Disease Patients Presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 and Simultaneously Published in "Circulation" THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced five new subgroup analyses from the Repatha® (evolocumab) cardiovascular outcomes study (FOURIER) that s...
Source: Amgen News Release - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

PCSK9 Inhibitor improves outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) A new sub-analysis of the FOURIER clinical trial, however, now offers information on the safety and effectiveness of giving the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab on top of statin therapy to patients with peripheral artery disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People taking statins are less likely to die early
Patients who take statins after suffering a heart attack or stroke are almost 25 per cent less likely to have another one or to die early, researchers at the Heart Institute in Utah have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins can cause muscle DAMAGE: New storm over statins as experts fight over the benefits
STATINS can cause muscle damage and do not extend the lives of low-risk patients, a study has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes
(Intermountain Medical Center) Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from the hospital, according to a new study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study claims statin drugs raise the risk of type-2 diabetes by almost 30%
(Natural News) Diabetes is one of the most common types of non-communicable diseases that kills millions of people yearly. Recent studies show that taking statins, or drugs that lower blood cholesterol, have a 30 percent chance in increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Medical personnel have always known of the side effects of these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins, Decompensation, and Death in Alcoholic Cirrhosis Statins, Decompensation, and Death in Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Does regular use of statins improve outcomes and reduce mortality in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prescriptions of statins are missing the mark: New study finds they are being given to people who don't need them, and not being given to people who do need them
(Natural News) Statins are being prescribed to and misused by patients who are otherwise at low risk of developing heart disease, according to a study carried out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom. This indicates that the drugs are being given to people who do not need them, and not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of British children 'must go on statins'
As many as 260,000 Britons including 56,000 children under 16 may have inherited high cholesterol levels, known as familial hypercholesterolaemia, or FH. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Rosacea Clinical Pearls / ACE Inhibitors, Statins & Type 1 Diabetes / Conn. Primary Care Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inherited high cholesterol should be identified and treated early
NICE updates guidance on familial hypercholesterolaemia Related items fromOnMedica Test all toddlers for inherited high cholesterol, study suggests Cholesterol – monitoring lipid levels and assessing cardiovascular risk Key evidence supporting the lowering of cholesterol Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Statins benefit children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Drugs to treat diabetes are well tolerated in teenagers
Study gives insight into long-term complications Related items fromOnMedica Overview of type 1 diabetes Insulin pumps linked to fewer diabetes complications Study claims medical treatment can reverse type 2 diabetes Statin use link to heightened type 2 diabetes risk in some people Send children with suspected diabetes to hospital immediately, GPs urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ACE Inhibitors, Statins in Teen Type 1 Diabetes: No Albumin Drop ACE Inhibitors, Statins in Teen Type 1 Diabetes: No Albumin Drop
"These drugs should remain first-line therapy in adolescents with hypertension or hyperlipidemia, but their use in high-risk individuals to provide cardiorenal protection is more controversial," says the senior study author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Oct 27 Cardiology News Oct 27 Cardiology News
Statins tied to diabetes risk and reduced bacterial infections, a novel use for hs-troponin, mitral-regurgitation management, and His-bundle pacing are reviewed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins May Help Guard Against S Aureus Bacteremia Statins May Help Guard Against S Aureus Bacteremia
A large Danish study finds a lower risk of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in statin users, suggesting another pleiotropic effect of the cholesterol-lowering drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins linked to higher type 2 diabetes risk
The use of the drug has been associated with a 30% increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, research inBMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Long-term opioid use does not increase risk of Alzheimer ’s disease
A previous smaller study had suggested that opioids may increase the risk of developing the disease Related items fromOnMedica Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries in Alzheimer's disease Head injuries linked to Alzheimer ’s and other disorders Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Dementia now leading cause of death in England and Wales Major study set to detect early signs of Alzheimer ’s (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
Title: Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia in AF patients
Protective effect seen in patients taking the drugs to reduce the risk of stroke Related items fromOnMedica Heart attack and stroke risk higher with shingles New hope for drugs to prevent some forms of dementia Nine risk factors for dementia identified Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function Self-managing anticoagulants may cut risks after surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
Maybe, but heart benefits likely outweigh any potential risk from the drugs, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
Maybe, but heart benefits likely outweigh any potential risk from the drugs, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Statins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Statins Raise Odds for Type 2 Diabetes?
TUESDAY, Oct. 24, 2017 -- Cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins may lower your risk of heart disease, but also might boost the odds you'll develop type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. " In a group of people at high risk of type 2... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins increase type 2 diabetes risk in ‘susceptible individuals’
Long term use of statins is associated with a 30% heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes in susceptible individuals, suggests a large study from the US. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people
Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is " yes. " (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Statin Use Raises Diabetes Risk
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-risk patients being underprescribed statins, study finds
Cholesterol-lowering drugs are also being overprescribed to people at low risk of having a heart attack or stroke, researchers findStatins are being overprescribed to low-risk groups and underprescribed to high-risk groups, research by the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP) has shown.The report found potential “undertreatment” among people who have at least a 20% chance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) within a decade, who are considered high-risk patients.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Statins Society Heart attack Medical research Stroke UK news Science Source Type: news

Statins raise risk of Type 2 diabetes by nearly a third
Taking statins increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly a third, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in six patients prescribed pills they don't need
Statins are being doled out in their thousands to people who do not need them, a study from researchers at Birmingham University suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin use link to heightened type 2 diabetes risk in some people
30% higher risk of diabetes in susceptible individuals Related items fromOnMedica Statins' side effects have been overstated, study suggests Starting statins not beneficial in many older adults Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function Almost 12 million more people should be on statins Metformin doesn ’t help HbA1c in teens with type 1 diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs could be misjudging patients ’ needs for statins
Only 10% of patients had recorded CVD risk score Related items fromOnMedica Overview of risk assessment and statin therapy US expert group updates statins recommendations Starting statins not beneficial in many older adults Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function Almost 12 million more people should be on statins (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statin Use Tied to Increased Diabetes Risk in Already At-Risk Patients (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Statin use seems to further increase the risk for diabetes in patients already at high risk, according to a secondary analysis in BMJ Open Diabetes … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Statin Use Raises Diabetes Risk'Even in High-Risk Patients'Statin Use Raises Diabetes Risk'Even in High-Risk Patients '
A new analysis of the DPP provides further evidence that long-term statin use ups the risk of diabetes -- in this case, in individuals already at high risk, by around 30%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins warning: Cholesterol-busting drug 'could INCREASE Type 2 diabetes risk'
STATINS increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by a third, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of local and systemic statin use as an adjunct to non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy —A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsSignificant additional clinical and radiographic improvements are obtained after local, but not systemic, statin use as an adjunct to SRP in deep pockets associated with intrabony defects and seemingly with furcation defects; intrasurgical statin application seems similarly beneficial. Confirmation of these results, and especially of the effect size, from other research groups is warranted. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Should We All Be Taking Statins?
New guidelines from the USPSTF let you figure out for yourself whether you should be on statins. The latest research suggests that more people might benefit, even those with no history of heart disease. Caution is recommended, though. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Early Statin in Stroke;'Chinese Finger Trap' Valve; Disasters Hurt Vasculature, Too
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Scientists unable to find any proof that cancer drugs improve or extend life, prompting them to demand evidence before approval
(Natural News) Many people would be surprised by how few medications are truly effective, with popular medications like antidepressants and statins having very poor records when it comes to actually solving the medical problems they are designed to address. In the latest disappointing news in this regard, a recent study published in BMJ shows that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antifungal activity of statins against Aspergillus species
The cholesterol-lowering agents known as statins have in vitro activities against human pathogenic fungi, such as Candida species, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Zygomycetes. Synergy between statins and azoles against these fungi has also been reported. We evaluated the in vitro activities of two statins, lovastatin andsimvastatin, alone and in combination with azoles and amphotericin B, against clinical isolates ofAspergillus spp. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Growth inhibition of Candida species and Aspergillus fumigatus by statins.
Statins are a class of drugs widely used for lowering high cholesterol levels through their action on 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase, a key enzyme in the synthesis of cholesterol. We studied the effects of two major statins,simvastatin and atorvastatin, on five Candida species andAspergillus fumigatus. The statins strongly inhibited the growth of all species, except Candida krusei. Supplementation of Candida albicans and A. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Statins have power to help elderly fight off killer superbug
STATINS can protect older people against the killer superbug MRSA. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ - shock claim from experts
PATIENTS prescribed statins are being used as unwitting “guinea pigs” because the side effects have not been properly investigated say experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news