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Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?

For millions of people who take statins to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, the potential harms of the cholesterol-lowering medication may outweigh the benefits. Statins may be ‘significantly overprescribed’ for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, suggests a new study. So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that […]

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. New research finds that a novel drug combination may be more effective against some cancers than previous therapies. According to recent studies, one of the best […]

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What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?

A lateral collateral ligament sprain occurs when the ligament on the outer side of the knee tears. This type of sprain is most common in people who play contact sports, such as football. While knee injuries represent up to 39 percent of all injuries in athletes, lateral ligament injuries are less common. Many lateral collateral […]

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HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history

HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history

The history of AIDS and HIV was initially shrouded in misunderstanding and fear. Now, thanks to decades of research and medical advances, we know much more about the virus and how to treat it. This article will cover the primary topics in the history of HIV, from its beginnings to the latest research today. Origins […]

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Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

For the first time, researchers have identified two clusters of genes that appear to generate the neurological hallmarks of dementia. The discovery provides a new path toward drug discovery. Understanding the genetic mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s moves us ever closer to an effective treatment. Dementia is a growing concern throughout the Western world and beyond. According […]

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Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

Another Tally Puts Autism Cases at 1 in 40

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Yet another study reveals that autism is far more common than once thought, with nearly 3 percent of American children diagnosed with the disorder. A federal study published last week reported that one in 40 children have an autism spectrum disorder […]

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Gluteal Injury

Gluteal Injury

Gluteal injury facts The gluteal region of the body (the buttocks) consists of three major muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. The gluteus muscles function to move the hip and to a lesser extent help with knee movement in association with the iliotibial tract. Other muscles, nerves, and bursae in the gluteal region […]

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Brexit Had Brits Turning to Antidepressants: Study

Brexit Had Brits Turning to Antidepressants: Study

Latest Depression News MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An increase in prescriptions for antidepressants followed the 2016 “Brexit” vote in England, a new study reports. This increase may have stemmed from increased uncertainty in some people following the unexpected vote in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, according to the […]

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Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?

Health Tip: What Causes Memory Loss?

(HealthDay News) — Mild memory issues are common from time to time, especially as you age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Latest Alzheimer’s News The agency says anything that affects the processes of thinking and learning can affect memory. It mentions these common causes of memory loss: Certain drugs can interfere with memory, […]

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Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Undetectable viral load: Everything you need to know

Advances in medicine have made it possible for a person living with HIV to have an undetectable viral load with traditional blood testing methods. If HIV is undetectable over an extended period, it is also untransmittable. An undetectable viral load is when a person has so little of the virus in their blood that a […]