People on statins at greater risk of skin infections and diabetes
Monitor blood glucose levels of patients predisposed to diabetes, and be mindful of possible raised SSTI risks Related items fromOnMedica Use of DPP-4 inhibitors associated with increased risk of IBD UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care Regulators suspend Avandia over safety concerns Daily aspirin use linked to major bleeding Statins linked to raised diabetes risk, study suggests (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk of PE significantly raised well beyond six weeks post-surgery
Postoperative pulmonary embolism risk still elevated 7-12 weeks later, regardless of the type of procedure Related items fromOnMedica Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis Statin use after stroke not linked to bleeds Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Earlier thrombolysis improves stroke outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Key Takeaways Comparing Lipid Guidelines Across the Pond: The Hot Off the Press 2019 ESC vs. 2018 ACC/AHA Guidelines Key Takeaways Comparing Lipid Guidelines Across the Pond: The Hot Off the Press 2019 ESC vs. 2018 ACC/AHA Guidelines
Published nine months after the 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline, the 2019 ESC and the ACC/AHA Guideline both seek to maximize the use of statin therapy and match intensity of treatment to risk level.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Comparing Lipid Guidelines: 2019 ESC vs. 2018 ACC/AHA Guidelines Comparing Lipid Guidelines: 2019 ESC vs. 2018 ACC/AHA Guidelines
Published nine months after the 2018 ACC/AHA Guideline, the 2019 ESC and the ACC/AHA Guideline both seek to maximize the use of statin therapy and match intensity of treatment to risk level.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Statins May Affect Your Bone Health
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may affect osteoporosis risk, depending on the dose. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cholesterol Osteoporosis Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Source Type: news

Protecting the Heart Allograft With a Statin Protecting the Heart Allograft With a Statin
An intriguing study investigates whether a single dose of a statin administered to a brain-dead heart donor might improve outcomes for the transplant recipient.Circulation (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Parallel export of medicines restricted to curb shortages
Restrictions will apply to 19 hormone replacement products and five other medicines Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Remedy quest Funding cuts leave contraceptive services in jeopardy Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients
Poorer patient care and avoidable health costs results when practices delay implementing prescribing guidance Related items fromOnMedica Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 3, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Statins: Link to osteoporosis depends on dosage
An analysis of health data on 7.9 million people reveals lower rates of osteoporosis among low dose statin users and higher rates among high dose users. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Is Less Red Meat Better For You? Controversial New Guidelines Say No
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Pharmacists in England could prescribe high-dose statins
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Aren't More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?
Title: AHA News: Why Aren't More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Aren't More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?
THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- People with a history of stroke are less likely than those with heart disease to get cholesterol-lowering statin drugs despite the benefits, a new study has found. Statins help protect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

All-in-One Pill Helps Protect Heart
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- Could popping just one pill a day keep your heart and blood vessels humming along for years to come? Possibly. Researchers just tested a combo pill containing low doses of two blood pressure medications, a statin and a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The mass prescription of statins is a public health disaster, says cardiologist
Dr Aseem Malhotra claimed millions of Britons had been forced to unnecessarily suffer a host of side effects at the hands of the pills. It's thought around 6million patients are taking statins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to behaviour problems in children
Associations disappear by end of primary school, and might not be causal, but caution advised Related items fromOnMedica Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission US expert group updates statins recommendations Educate teens about cannabis mental health risks Debate goes on over valproate in pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Speed of MI symptom onset affects patients ’ response
People take longer to seek help for gradual-onset than abrupt MI symptoms – both are a medical emergency Related items fromOnMedica Hospitals failing to prevent cardiac arrests GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Should we recognise obesity as a disease? WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

H. pylori eradication linked to reduced risk of gastric cancer
Gastric cancer incidence and death half as likely over 22 years after short-term H. pylori treatment Related items fromOnMedica Antivirals cut liver cancer risk after hepatitis C Statins might not cut colorectal cancer risk after all Antibiotics, H2RAs and PPIs linked to child obesity Long-term use of PPIs linked to doubling in stomach cancer risk Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prostate drugs may increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, warn scientists
(Natural News) Almost every major class of prescription drug raises your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Taking statins, antihypertensives, immunosuppressants, antipsychotics, antiretrovirals, and/or corticosteroids increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. Now researchers find that prostate drugs also play a role in the development of Type-2 diabetes. Their research was published in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation
Public Health England publishes evidence Related items fromOnMedica Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Doctors urged to conduct urgent review of drugs
FORMER health minister Norman Lamb has asked Britain's new chief medical officer to conduct an urgent review of heart drug statins. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NAM President Delivers Lecture at Nobel Conference
National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau delivered a plenary lecture at the Nobel conference, which was held at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, Sweden, about major medical breakthroughs and lifesaving therapies, such as penicillin and statins, that are the consequences of basic discovery research on nature. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - September 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients
GPs concerned about risks of overdiagnosis and over-treatment – NHS interventions must be evidence based Related items fromOnMedica GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Doctors campaign against ‘too much medicine’ Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins May Lower Death Risk From Artery Disease
People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a much lower risk of death if they take cholesterol-lowering statins as directed by their doctor, a new study reports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacies could start selling high-strength statins without prescription
Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, announced the move could work alongside plans for pharmacies to start doing on-the-spot heart health checks this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Circulation in Legs? Statin Meds Can Keep You Living Longer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- Folks with peripheral artery disease (PAD) have a much lower risk of death if they take cholesterol-lowering statins as directed by their doctor, a new study reports. About 200 million people worldwide suffer from PAD, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Circulation in Legs? Statin Meds Can Keep You Living Longer
Title: Poor Circulation in Legs? Statin Meds Can Keep You Living LongerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of Lipitor? An overview
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

MP calls on the Government to review the effectiveness of statins
Former Liberal Democrat health minister Norman Lamb is urging England's upcoming chief medical adviser Chris Whitty to carry out a review into statins after he himself suffered side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Dramatically Lowers the Risk of Early Death, a New Study Finds
For decades, doctors have known that losing weight can significantly lower risk of heart disease and by extension, reduce the risk of dying from heart-related events such as stroke and heart attack. Studies have shown that both lifestyle changes including diet and exercise as well as medications and weight-loss surgery can improve heart disease risk factors such as obesity and diabetes, for example, but data supporting the benefits of any of these approaches in actually lowering rates of heart events such as heart attack and atrial fibrillation, or in reducing early deaths from heart disease, have been less robust. The dat...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized diabetes Heart Disease Source Type: news

How low is too low? Low cholesterol levels may increase the risk of bleeding stroke in women, warn researchers
(Natural News) It’s a familiar scenario in doctors’ offices across the country: A patient is told their cholesterol numbers are above the limit and sent on their way with a prescription for statins. It happens to people every day, and it might have even happened to you. But before you blindly start taking these medications,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise could help thousands of patients taking statins from suffering muscle pain
Roughly six million people in Britain take statins, preventing 80,000 heart attacks and strokes every year at the cost of roughly £20 a year per patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn ’t Everyone Getting It?
“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Blood Pressure Aspirin Stroke Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Lancet, The (Journal) Frieden, Thomas R World Health Organization Tehran University University of Birmingham Iran Polypill your-feed Source Type: news

Four-in-one pill could slash the risk of heart attacks
A major British-led study found the daily pill containing aspirin, a statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure slashes the risk by up to a third. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily polypill cuts heart attack/ stroke risk by more than 20%
Might substantially cut cardiovascular disease rates if adopted widely, especially in low and middle income countries, suggest researchers Related items fromOnMedica Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection The new GP contract: transforming primary care, transforming CVD prevention Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks GPs defend practice on prescribing statins Should we recognise obesity as a disease? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins are a scam: Learn the secrets of natural heart health with Natural News' latest book
(Natural News) One in every four Americans takes a statin. Statistically, that means you probably know someone who is on a statin drug. Millions of people are dutifully taking their medication, believing it is the only thing between them and a heart attack. If you believe what the pharmaceutical industry says, statins are essential for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat-Soluble Statins May Alter Liver Ca Risk in Chronic Hepatitis Fat-Soluble Statins May Alter Liver Ca Risk in Chronic Hepatitis
Data from a nationwide population with confirmed viral hepatitis suggest that fat-soluble statins may exert unique, class-specific hepatoprotective effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Oral antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
But lower rectal cancer risk, suggesting differences in microbiome activity along the length of the bowel, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Statins might not cut colorectal cancer risk after all Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary Bowel cancer screening tests exceed target set in Scotland FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lipophilic Statins May Cut Liver Cancer in Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Inverse link is dose - dependent; lowest 10 - year HCC risk seen with 600 or more lipophilic statin cDDDs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Lipophilic Statins May Cut Liver Cancer in Chronic Viral Hepatitis
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Lipophilic statin use is associated with significantly reduced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) incidence and mortality in adults with chronic viral hepatitis, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?
Title: AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - August 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins: Cholesterol drug can prevent liver cancer - new research
STATINS can prevent liver cancer, according to a new study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients
For people with very high triglycerides, doctors generally recommend exercise and dietary changes, and if that doesn't work, statins, fibrates or niacin. But a new advisory from the American Heart Association says that prescription omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce very high trigylceride levels by 20 to 30%, and the medications can be used safely in conjunction with statins. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins– or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity levels when they do, according to a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baffling Rift Between Patients With HIV and the Right Statin Baffling Rift Between Patients With HIV and the Right Statin
The Framingham score, used to evaluate risk for a cardiovascular event, is low-balling the threat in patients with HIV. And conflicting results on the success of statins is perplexing specialists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)
Title: fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - August 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Will Big Pharma try to censor Natural News' newest book on preventing and reversing heart disease?
(Natural News) The pharmaceutical industry goes to great lengths to ensure that the only narrative presented to patients is the one that financially benefits them the most. This is especially true in the case of patients at risk of or already coping with cardiovascular disease. Relying on statin drugs and other pharmaceutical treatments may be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-Intensity Lipid Lowering May Aid Very Elderly After ACS
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- Among patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the greatest benefit from simvastatin-ezetimibe compared with simvastatin alone to lower lipid levels was observed in those 75 years of age or older, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prescription of Statins in Suspected NAFLD and High CVD Risk Prescription of Statins in Suspected NAFLD and High CVD Risk
Might most patients with suspected non-alcoholic fatty liver disease benefit from statin therapy?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75
Older men and women who stopped taking the drugs were at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Age, Chronological Source Type: news