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Cholesterol Lowering Statins Linked To Cataracts

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 16:51

Statins, a widely prescribed class of drugs including Zocor and Lipitor, has been associated with the development of cataracts, adding to the list of potential downsides of taking the drugs.

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Longer Naps Linked To Increase Risk For Diabetes

By | Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:16

Although naps are beneficial for mental and physical functioning, they may also increase risk for diabetes among older adults.

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Surprise, Surprise: Big Candy Says Candy's Just Dandy For Your Health

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 12:27

A new study funded by the National Confectioners Association claims frequent candy consumption isn't linked to obesity or heart problems.

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Researchers Link Four Genes To 'Bad' Cholesterol In Baboons

By | Wed, 05/15/2013 - 18:42

Researchers discover a genetic link to levels of bad cholesterol in baboons, and think the discovery could translate to a better cholesterol treatment for humans.

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Fish Oil May Not Prevent Heart Attack In Healthy People, A New Study Suggests

By | Thu, 05/09/2013 - 13:05

Omega-3 fatty acids may not offer previously claimed health benefits to certain individuals, a new study finds.

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Even Mummies Had High Cholesterol

By | Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:35

By using CT scans to look at calcification in the arteries of mummies from Egypt, Peru, the American Southwest and the Aleutian Islands, researchers have found that heart disease was far more common in the ancient world than thought.

Cholesterol Lowering Drug Statin Can Extend Lives of Cancer Patients

By | Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:13

Statin, a drug used to lower cholesterol levels can also reduce a person's risk of dying from cancer, says a new study.

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Good News: Americans' Average Cholesterol Levels Have Declined

By | Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:04

The researchers' findings have buoyed doctors, but it is befuddling, considering the uptick in obesity during the same time period.

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Eating Up to Nine Meals a Day Could Help You Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure and Speed Up Metabolism

By | Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:57

Previous reports about the idea of eating little and often had been greeted with skepticism.

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Eight Medical Reasons Why You May Be Always Angry

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:19

It is perfectly normal for an individual to display anger. Anger is a healthy emotion, however if you find yourself more angry than not it could be due to certain conditions or medicines.