Sunday, March 22, 2015
Currently, statin therapy is the standard treatment for many patients with high cholesterol. But a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine claims a drug called evolocumab could be much more effective; it reduced cholesterol levels so dramatically that patients' risk of cardiovascular events - such as heart attack and stroke - fell by more than half, compared with those receiving standard therapy alone.
Patients who manage type 2 diabetes with drugs that lower glucose or blood sugar may be at higher risk for heart failure.
Pulling hair, biting nails, picking skin - these are common, if frustrating, behaviors. But what do they mean for the people who suffer from these repetitive behaviors? Researchers from the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and the University of Montreal, Canada, investigate in a new study.
Malaria was responsible for approximately 584,000 deaths in 2013, the majority of which were among children in Africa. Now, researchers from Michigan State University claim to have made a groundbreaking discovery about cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the disease: it is brain swelling that causes children to die from it - a finding that may pave the way for new treatments.
Pretty much everyone knows what the phrase "Charlie bit me" relates to. Uploaded to YouTube in 2007, the clip of an English toddler and his baby brother is the most viewed viral video in the world (excepting professional music videos). But has the success of this and similar clips encouraged parents to over share their children's exploits on social media? According to a new report, three quarters of parents have witnessed episodes where this "sharenting" trend has gone too far.
There are a number of health and lifestyle factors - obesity, smoking, air pollution - that are known to be risk factors for early mortality and receive considerable attention. New research has suggested that social connections should be added to this list, with a study finding loneliness and social isolation to be risk factors for all ages.
A new diet developed by researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, could significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, even for those who do not follow it precisely.
Multiple sclerosis affects an estimated 2.3 million people worldwide, although chances are if you were to pass somebody with the condition in the street you might not realize they had the condition at all. In fact, they might not realize it themselves. Multiple sclerosis can be as mysterious as it is complex and debilitating.
What is MS?
Rewiring the immune system?
Invisible symptoms, invisible disease?
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