Statins side effects: Can the popular drug affect your appetite? What you need to know
STATINS are one of the most widely prescribed drugs. It's been reported the drug could affect a person's leptin, a key hormone regulating body weight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Interstitial lung disease among 'serious side effects' - the signs
STATINS are a group of medicines that can lower "bad cholesterol" in the blood. Like all medications, statins can also cause side effects in some cases. One of the more "serious side effects" of atorvastatin includes interstitial lung disease. Here's how to spot it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid breakthrough as 'wonder' statins cut risk of death - millions of Brits may get them
MIRACLE drugs statins have emerged as the surprise weapon in the fight against COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking statins could slash your risk of dying from Covid by up to 12%, study claims
Swedish researchers carried out the largest analysis of statins and their anti-Covid potential, tracking the anonymised health data of 1million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests
Experts warn findings do not prove cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce death ratesMillions of people who take statins may be less likely to die from Covid, research suggests.The cholesterol-lowering drugs are one of the world ’s most popular medications. They can also reduce inflammation in blood vessels, which has prompted questions over whether they could help with outcomes in coronavirus patients.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Statins Coronavirus Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

U.S. Task Force Reconsiders Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks in Adults Over 60
Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday. Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke outweigh any potential benefits from aspirin, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in its draft guidance. For the first time, the panel said there may be a small benefit for adults in their 40s who have no bleeding risks. For those in their 50s, the panel softened advice and said evidence of benefit is less clear....
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Taylor/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research wire Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four citrus fruits that could interact to have serious consequences
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood. LDL cholesterol is often referred to as "bad cholesterol" and statins reduce the production of it inside the liver. However, a recent study has found that statins may interact with compounds in grapefruit juice, and in some cases, this can cause severe side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Diabetes Progression Statins Tied to Diabetes Progression
Statin use is associated with increased likelihood of diabetes progression, according to a new matched cohort analysis of data from the Department of Veteran Affairs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Diabetes Progression
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Harms of Statins With Diabetes
Title: Harms of Statins With DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - October 6, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Statins may spur on the progression of a disease that affects millions in UK - new study
STATINS can help to ward off the threat of heart disease by reducing the amount of cholesterol in your blood. However, a new study has found a worrying link between statin intake and worsening symptoms in a chronic condition that millions of people live with in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests statins may worsen Type 2 diabetes symptoms
Adults with Type 2 diabetes on statin therapy may need to adjust their diabetes treatment to avoid worsening symptoms, a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding Statins to Steroids in Thyroid Eye Disease Improves Outcomes Adding Statins to Steroids in Thyroid Eye Disease Improves Outcomes
The drugs were linked to improvements in Graves'orbitopathy, even in people without high LDL-cholesterol; anti-inflammatory effects a possible explanation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The sensation in your arms, hands, legs and feet to be aware of
STATINS are a widely used medicine to lower cholesterol, and many people taking them will not experience side effects. Nonetheless, some people taking statins do report a range of side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decoding the Link Between Heart Failure and Incident Cancer Decoding the Link Between Heart Failure and Incident Cancer
A new study suggests potential anticancer benefits of statin therapy in patients with heart failure.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Women With Type 2 Diabetes Get Fewer Cardioprotective Drugs Than Men Women With Type 2 Diabetes Get Fewer Cardioprotective Drugs Than Men
A post-hoc analysis of REWIND shows underuse of statins and aspirin in women with type 2 diabetes compared with men with the same disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Sign to look for on your skin - 'check with your doctor immediately'
STATINS can cause a number of side effects in some people, like many medications do. Nonetheless, some are more uncommon than others and can be troublesome. There are some signs to look out for which should be immediately checked with a doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sep 24 2021 This Week in Cardiology Sep 24 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI, statin side effects, nightshift work and AF, and a cautionary note regarding therapeutic enthusiasm in HF care are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins and Your Memory: & quot;Forget & quot; About It? Statins and Your Memory: & quot;Forget & quot; About It?
A new study sheds light on the question of whether statin therapy negatively impacts memory and cognition.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New studies show how CT reveals 'silent' atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis progresses undetected and is known as the silent killer. Bu...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing? CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy JAMA Internal Medicine stirs debate on coronary CT AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Use of 10p statins in organ donation ‘could save thousands of lives’
Exclusive: NHS launching large trial of approach that could boost number of transplants and their success rateThousands of lives could be saved globally by giving patients a 10p statin before transplants, doctors have said, as the NHS launches the world ’s largest clinical trial in organ donors.The medical breakthrough is predicted to dramatically increase the supply of organs for transplant. Currently, demand for organs vastly exceeds the number available. Every year thousands of people die waiting for a transplant, including hundreds in Britain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Organ donation Statins Medical research NHS Health Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Statins can lower cholesterol - but a study has found another surprising health benefit
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Satins can also be taken to prevent heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. Now, a new study has found that the cheap pills may also help treat ulcerative colitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: 'Pink-red blotches' considered serious side effect - 'call a doctor'
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. However, with treatments like statins come side effects - the NHS warn that a skin rash with pink-red blotches, especially on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet could appear if you take statins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Cholesterol Drugs May Help Fight Ulcerative Colitis
Title: Statin Cholesterol Drugs May Help Fight Ulcerative ColitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 17, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Most Muscle Pain on Statins Not a Drug Effect: SAMSON in Print Most Muscle Pain on Statins Not a Drug Effect: SAMSON in Print
An innovative trial concludes most statin-related muscle symptoms are a nocebo effect, likely'driven by the act of taking tablets rather than whether the tablets contain a statin,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins don't just lower cholesterol! Study finds cheap pills may also help treat ulcerative colitis
Stanford University researchers have found that atrorvastatin - sold under the name Lipitor for just 54p a pill - slashes the risk of being hospitalised with the painful condition by half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins may be an effective treatment for ulcerative colitis, study finds
Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also help treat the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Foods and drink to avoid if taking the drug – increase side effect r
STATINS side effects can include muscle pain, diarrhoea or headaches. Certain foods or drinks consumed may increase your risk of statin side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Foods & drink to avoid when taking drug – increase side effect risk
STATINS side effects can include muscle pain, diarrhoea or headaches. Certain foods or drinks consumed may increase your risk of statin side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statin Myalgia: Stop, Restart, or Switch? Statin Myalgia: Stop, Restart, or Switch?
A 66-year-old woman is discharged from the hospital after an MI. At a follow-up appointment, she says she has muscle pain and stiffness in her legs and back. Which treatment would you recommend?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Statins: The skin infection associated with the use of the drug - 'be mindful'
IT IS estimated there are more than eight million people using statins in the UK. The drug is taken primarily to help manage high cholesterol levels, thereby warding off all associated complications; notably stroke and heart attack. Another side effect, however, could arise following use of the drug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The unsettling sensation in your leg that can be a side effect
STATINS are known to be effective at lowering cholesterol and protecting against heart attacks and strokes. However, scientists have recently advised to look out for some major side effects of statins that can cause pain and disruption to people's lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Noticed a change in your hair? Lesser-known symptom caused by drug
STATINS effectively lower cholesterol and protect against heart attack and stroke. They are one of the most widely prescribed drugs, but as with most drugs, there are potential side effects to note including a change in your hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: The eye condition linked to use of the cholesterol-lowering drug
STATINS are taken by millions to lower cholesterol and ward off all associated complications - notably heart disease. Use of the cholesterol-lowering drug has been linked to an eye condition, which if left untreated could cause serious problems for your eyesight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three ways to quickly lower your cholesterol levels – without relying on statins
HIGH cholesterol is the prerequisite to heart disease, a heart attack, or stroke - three life-threatening conditions. A free NHS health check - available from the age of 40 - can indicate where you're heading in life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS cholesterol-busting jab
A new drug to lower cholesterol will be made available, Inclisiran, is delivered as an injection twice a year and can be used alongside statins, adding to the options available to patients to help control their cholesterol levels. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Life-saving cholesterol jab recommended on NHS
Inclisiran is a new treatment that works even when other fat-busting drugs, like statins, have not. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Life-saving' twice-yearly injections can replace daily statin tablets for thousands
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive cholesterol-lowering jabs from their GP twice a year as an alternative to statins, it was announced today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Gamechanging’ heart disease drug approved for use in England
Doctors say inclisiran will prevent tens of thousands of deaths from heart attack and strokePatients in England are to start receiving a “gamechanger” drug that doctors say will protect tens of thousands of lives by cutting the number of people who have a heart attack or stroke.The treatment, inclisiran, works by boosting the liver ’s ability to reduce the body’s level of “bad” cholesterol, even in those who have already tried using statins.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Drugs Health Heart attack Stroke UK news NHS National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Source Type: news

Fixed-Dose Combination Therapies Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 -- Fixed-dose combination treatment consisting of blood pressure-lowering medications and a statin yields reduction in cardiovascular risk, according to research published online Aug. 29 in The Lancet to coincide with the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What's the best way to halt my hair loss? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Many drugs can trigger hair loss, including statins, immunosuppressants, antidepressants and, of course, those used in chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrahigh-resolution CT boosts the modality's heart imaging prowess
Ultrahigh-resolution CT shows promise for overcoming conventional CT's limitation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTA shows how statin treatment changes coronary plaque CTA shows the effect of job stress on the heart Use of CTA, CT perfusion up -- but for the right reasons SCCT publishes consensus report on coronary CTA Machine learning helps find vessel occlusions on CTA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins: 10 items that 'react unpredictably' with statins to cause serious side effects
STATINS erect a barrier against heart disease by lowering high cholesterol levels. Before taking statins, it is important to swot up on the potential downsides of the drug, which include a number of interactions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plaque Stability on Statins Bolstered by'Good' Calcification Plaque Stability on Statins Bolstered by'Good' Calcification
There's both'good'and'bad'cholesterol, so could the same be said of calcium? Building on previous research, an imaging study suggests statins avert plaque rupture partly by'densifying'calcifications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins and alcohol: You can drink alcohol on statins - but there is a catch
STATINS lower harmful cholesterol levels but they can interact with other lifestyle decisions. It is generally safe to drink alcohol on statins, but there is a key caveat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins: The best and worst time of the day to take statins - BMJ study issues warning
STATINS are a first-line defence against extremely high cholesterol levels for many people at risk of heart disease. However, the best time to take statins to optimise their impact is less well understood - a study has shed light on this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins' effect on cognitive outcome after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review - Sultan W, Sapkota A, Khurshid H, Qureshi IA, Jahan N, Went TR, Lorren Dominic J, Win M, Kannan A, Tara A, Ruo SW, Alfonso M.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as the "Silent Epidemic," is a growing devastating global health problem estimated to affect millions of individuals yearly worldwide with little public recognition, leading to many individuals living with a TBI-rel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

CTA shows how statin treatment changes coronary plaque
CT angiography (CTA) shows that statin treatment in patients at risk of hear...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 'Redundant imaging' for TIA workup increases in the ED CTA shows the effect of job stress on the heart Use of CTA, CT perfusion up -- but for the right reasons Elucid touts CTA phenotyping study for atherosclerosis SCCT publishes consensus report on coronary CTA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug linked to increased levels of general fatigue and tiredness
STATINS side effects can include muscle pain or flu-like symptoms. Many people prescribed the drug have also reported its impact on their overall energy levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Cholesterol-lowering drug causes these two gastrointestinal symptoms
STATINS can affect a number of different body parts, including the gastrointestinal system, which can lead to two embarrassing symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news