Medical News Today: Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?
Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cholesterol Source Type: news

High blood pressure? Your medication could cause THIS unwanted side-effect
High blood pressure medication - statins, or even medicine to cure infections could be causing unwanted side-effects and these prescription medicines are taken by hundreds of people in the UK every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The vaccination that staves off high cholesterol
A vaccination to protect against high cholesterol could cut the risk of heart disease without statins, research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering jab 'shows promise' for heart disease
Conclusion This mouse study evaluated the potential of the AT04A vaccine to lower cholesterol levels and potentially reduce or prevent heart disease. The results were promising, showing that mice given the vaccine produced antibodies against the enzyme that stops LDL cholesterol being cleared from the body. This resulted in reduced total and LDL blood cholesterol levels, as well as reduced atherosclerosis. No major safety concerns or side effects were reported. Following this research, AT04A has now moved on to a phase I clinical trial. A small number of people will be given the vaccine to see if it's safe for use in huma...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Jun 16 Cardiology News Jun 16 Cardiology News
Bleeding risk of ASA in the elderly, stopping statins, ADA wrap-up, and the importance of education level for CV health are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - June 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins news: Switching bad fats for good 'may lower cholesterol just as well as statins'
SWITCHING from unhealthy “bad” fats to “good” fats could be just as effective as taking statins to lower cholesterol and stave off heart disease, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
Eating them can reduce your risk of heart disease as effectively as statins, heart experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Dietary Fats, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Dietary Fats Help Beat High Cholesterol
THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 -- Replacing saturated fats with healthier ones found in some vegetable oils can reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk as much as statins, a new American Heart Association (AHA) advisory says. Those healthier fats... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins should not be used against Parkinson's disease
Penn State College of Medicine researchers found the use of statins may actually speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms rather than prevent them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Statins may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Statins may raise the risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that rather than protecting against Parkinson's disease, it is possible that the use of statins may increase its risk. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - June 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease
(Penn State) Use of statins may speed up the onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms in people who are susceptible to the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stopping Statins Okay With Most Patients With Advanced Disease Stopping Statins Okay With Most Patients With Advanced Disease
Little is known about deprescribing statins in this population, but many participants saw the glass half full in terms of potential benefits rather than expressing concern or feeling abandoned.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Could 10p STATINS be breast cancer cure? This Morning's Dr Chris Steele explains research
BREAST cancer could be treated with 10p statins - Dr Chris Steele has revealed on This Morning following breakthrough research into the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer cure: 10p STATINS could be 'frontline treatment' - Dr Chris Steele
BREAST cancer could be treated with 10p statins - Dr Chris Steele has revealed on This Morning following breakthrough research into the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen Submits Regulatory Applications For Repatha ® (evolocumab) Cardiovascular Outcomes Data In US And Europe
Applications Based on Data From Repatha Cardiovascular Outcomes Study Showing an Additional Reduction in Heart Attacks, Strokes and Coronary Revascularizations on Top of Optimized Statin Therapy THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a variation to the marketing authorization to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for Repatha® (evolocumab), a PCSK9 inhibitor. The regulatory submissions are based on the 27,564-pat...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Mesothelioma Study Finds Cholesterol Drug Could Guard Against...
Japanese researchers say a statin drug may help make radiotherapy more effective for people with malignant mesothelioma.(PRWeb June 04, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14394603.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins slash breast cancer death rates by remarkable 40%
Researchers believe the 3p-a-day pills dramatically boost survival rates by halting the growth of tumours.They say that in future, statins will routinely be used to treat breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins could cut risk of dying from breast cancer by almost 40 per cent - study
STATINS could prove a crucial weapon in the fight against breast cancer, experts announced. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Intensity Statins; Western Heart Health; Aggressive BP Targets; Internet Withdrawal
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 2, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Patients nearing end of life receptive to having cholesterol medicine 'deprescribed'
(Oregon State University) New research suggests patients nearing the end of their lives because of a 'life-limiting illness' such as cancer or heart disease may not feel medically abandoned if their doctor wants to take them off the statins that control their cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins Reduce Risk of Contrast-induced Acute Kidney Injury Statins Reduce Risk of Contrast-induced Acute Kidney Injury
For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures, statin administration is the only strategy consistently associated with a reduction in the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI), according to a network meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Stronger Statin Use on the Rise in MI Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Efforts to boost high-intensity statin prescriptions still needed (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Beta-blockers 'useless' for many heart attack patients, study reports
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether beta blockers reduce mortality in people who've had a heart attack but who don't have heart failure or systolic dysfunction. It found no difference between those who were and those who were not given beta-blockers on discharge from hospital. The authors say this adds to the evidence that routine prescription of beta blockers might not be needed for patients without heart failure following a heart attack. Current UK guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack take beta blockers for at least one year to reduce risk of recurrent events. Only people with heart failure ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Long-term Metformin May Reduce Coronary Calcium Long-term Metformin May Reduce Coronary Calcium
At least in men with prediabetes, and independent of statins, suggests a cohort study that did not find a similar effect of metformin on coronary calcium scores in women.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function
Effects independent of cholesterol lowering properties, suggests preliminary research Related items fromOnMedica Higher dose statins could prolong lives of CVD patients Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Statins' side effects have been overstated, study suggests Starting statins not beneficial in many older adults US expert group updates statins recommendations (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

May 26 Cardiology News May 26 Cardiology News
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, statins in the elderly, deprescribing, CRT and radial artery catheterization are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Daily statins reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke in the over 40s
TAKING statins daily reduces the risk of heart disease or stroke in the over 40s, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Statins may improve heart structure, function
Study suggests that people who use statins are less likely to have a thickened heart muscle and an enlarged heart - both risk factors for heart disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Heart attack cure - THESE drugs can reduce your risk AND tackle high cholesterol
HEART attacks can be a symptom of heart disease. However, experts have now reveal statins, a group of medicines which are prescribed by GPs to lower the level of bad - or LDL - cholesterol in the blood, can also reduce risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins ARE effective at preventing heart attacks
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found statins reduce heart volume by 2.4 per cent and increase nitric oxide production, leading to reduce blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins help improve heart function and structure, study finds
Researchers using MRI scans of participants found those taking the cholesterol medicines were less likely to have a thickened heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy)Statins not only lower cholesterol but can improve the structure and function of the heart, research has shown.People taking the drugs were less likely to have abnormally enlarged hearts, a sign of stress and weakness, scientists said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Statins Medical research Heart attack Health Science Society & wellbeing Biology UK news Source Type: news

Statins associated with improved heart structure and function
(European Society of Cardiology) Statins are associated with improved heart structure and function, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. The benefits were above and beyond the cholesterol lowering effect of statins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Cholesterol Fighting Meds Target Key Gene
Two trials show promise for non-statin approach to heart health Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cholesterol, Genes and Gene Therapy, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Elderly on Statins: No Survival Gains in ALLHAT-LLT The Elderly on Statins: No Survival Gains in ALLHAT-LLT
Statins are frequently given to people older than 65, an age group not adequately studied in prospective trials. A post hoc analysis, helping to close the data gap, questions the practice.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Analysis: No Statin Primary Prevention Seen for Seniors
(MedPage Today) -- Post hoc analysis turns up no benefit at ages 65-74 (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Heart attack risk - taking cholesterol-busting statins might NOT help you live longer
STATINS - drugs which can reduce the risk of heart attack and death from heart disease - might not be helping adults live longer, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'
Title: Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - May 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Starting statins not beneficial in many older adults
No cut in all-cause mortality or CHD events when statins begun for primary prevention Related items fromOnMedica Modifying cardiovascular risks and lipid modification Higher dose statins could prolong lives of CVD patients Statins' side effects have been overstated, study suggests US expert group updates statins recommendations Never too old to benefit from CVD prevention (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pravastatin Doesn't Improve Clinical Outcomes in Seniors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Older adults with hypertension and hyperlipidemia might not benefit from taking pravastatin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events, according to an open-label study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study: ‘Healthy Old’ May Not Need Statins
But specialists cite research flaws, limitations (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins provide 'no benefit' for pensioners
Adults over the age of 65 who were prescribed the pills were more likely to die than those who were helped into changing their diet, New York University School of Medicine researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease
An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the'Healthy Old '
MONDAY, May 22, 2017 -- Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests. People 65 and older treated with pravastatin (Pravachol) as part of a major... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart attack breakthrough - THIS drug could be more effective than statins
STROKE risk and heart failure could be treated with a new therapy - which could be more effective and have fewer side effects than statins - the widely-prescribed cholesterol-busting drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke or heart disease symptoms? New drug could be more effective than statins
STROKE risk and heart failure could be treated with a new therapy - which could be more effect and have fewer side effects than statins - the widely-prescribed cholesterol-busting drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke and heart disease cure - new drug could be BETTER than statins
STROKE risk and heart failure could be treated with a new therapy - which could be more effect and have fewer side effects than statins - the widely-prescribed cholesterol-busting drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repatha ® (Evolocumab) Reduced Cardiovascular Events In Patients With Baseline LDL-C Levels Below Current Targets
New Analysis From Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial Shows Addition of Repatha in Patients Considered at Goal Further Reduces Cardiovascular Event Risk Separate Analysis Demonstrates Consistent Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients Even on Maximum-Intensity Statin Therapy THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced new data from the Repatha® (evolocumab) cardiovascular outcomes trial (FOURIER), which showed that Repatha consistently and safely reduced cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease regardless of baseline low-density lipopr...
Source: Amgen News Release - May 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news