Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Category: Medicine

New Guidelines For Treating High Cholesterol: Take A Personal Approach

New Guidelines For Treating High Cholesterol: Take A Personal Approach

A patient’s family history of cardiovascular disease and in some cases a heart scan are among the factors that physicians should consider before prescribing drugs to lower cholesterol, according to new clinical guidelines released Saturday. The guidelines for cholesterol treatment also recommend prescribing two new types of drugs for high-risk

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Illegal Ingredients In Your Supplements 

Illegal Ingredients In Your Supplements 

Consumers are taking dietary supplements with illegal—and potentially harmful—ingredients, a growing body of evidence shows. A new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine this week found experimental stimulants in dietary supplements both before and after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued public warnings about the stimulants. The stimulants aren’t approved

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Malarial Breakthrough Bed Nets

Malarial Breakthrough Bed Nets

A bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found. A two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso showed that dousing bed nets with a combination of chemicals resulted in a 12% reduction in clinical malaria cases, compared with conventional bed nets. The

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