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Statins stave off depression in heart patients


February 26th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins are less likely to develop depression than those who did not. Mary Whooley, professor of medicine at the University of ... Read more...

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Statins could cut mortality rate for flu patients


December 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Cholesterol-busting drugs or statins offer a ray of hope for people infected with severe flu by keeping mortality at bay, a study reveals. "We may be ... Read more...

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Three-pill combo for high BP launched


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 22 (IANS) People suffering from high blood pressure (BP) can now manage with just a three-pill combo, after it was launched here Tuesday. A 12-week trial was conducted ... Read more...

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Statins can cut prostate cancer risk


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering drugs like statins, taken by millions to combat heart disease, could help reduce fatalities in prostate cancer, new research has found.US studies suggest that ... Read more...

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New polypill halves heart disease and stroke risk


May 26th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) A new 'polypill' containing both aspirin and statins halves the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the first international trial of the drug.It has ... Read more...

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Biocon net up 25 percent for fourth quarter


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Indian biopharma major Biocon Ltd posted consolidated net profit of Rs.101 crore for fourth quarter (January-March) of fiscal 2010-11, registering 25 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth.In a ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve blood flow after stroke


April 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may help may help restore blood flow after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.The ... Read more...

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Obese kids having cholesterol levels of 50-year-olds


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Overweight kids are developing cholesterol levels usually found in 50-year-olds.Experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital said obese children as young as eight were also being referred ... Read more...

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Study suggests being short may protect your from cancer, diabetes


February 17th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): You might curse your genes for being really short but not anymore, thanks to a study, which suggests that lack of growth hormone activity may protect abnormally short ... Read more...

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Chronic statin therapy linked to reduced postoperative mortality


December 26th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): A new French study has found that statin therapy is associated with reduced postoperative mortality.It is the first to analyze the impact of preoperative chronic statin therapy on ... Read more...

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Cholesterol busting drugs might be bad for you


December 21st, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes but a new study questions whether they actually work. Hailed as 'wonder ... Read more...

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Side effects that are actually beneficial for you


December 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Side effects that come with medicines are often perceived as a bad thing, but sometimes they can bring surprising benefits.Luscious eyelashes emerged as an unexpected extra in patients ... Read more...

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Long-term statin ‘unlikely to increase cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.Eric J. Jacobs, strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer ... Read more...

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Biocon net profit up 20 percent in second quarter


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) India's leading biotech firm Biocon Ltd posted net profit of Rs.89 crore for the second quarter (July-Sep) of this fiscal (2010-11), registering a 20 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth.In ... Read more...

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Cholesterol drugs lessen arthritis risk, finds study


September 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering statins taken by millions also nearly cut by half the risk of developing arthritis. The finding raises hopes that the drugs could be used to prevent ... Read more...

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Regular statin use ‘cuts rheumatoid arthritis risk’


September 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking statins reduces the risk of developing the chronic inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis.The researchers studied 1.8-million members of Maccabi Healthcare Services (a ... Read more...

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Statins do not cause cancer: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Statins, which help to slash cholesterol levels, do not cause cancer, a recent major study has revealed.Statins had previously been linked to an increased risk of developing tumours.However, ... Read more...

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Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk


August 13th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London suggest that fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralise the heart disease dangers of fatty ... Read more...

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New study raises questions over broader use of statins


June 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): There is no evidence that using cholesterol-lowering statins can reduce the risk of death in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but without any prior history ... Read more...

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Statins usage after prostatectomy lowers cancer recurrence: Study


June 28th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 28 (ANI): Men who use statins to lower their cholesterol are 30 percent less likely to see their prostate cancer come back after surgery, as compared to men who do ... Read more...

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Statins linked to liver problems, kidney failure


May 21st, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have uncovered a range of 'unintended' side effects of cholesterol-busting drugs statins.Their research showed that some doses and types of statins are linked with ... Read more...

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Statins reduce risk of clot-related diseases


May 17th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) People likely to face clot-related diseases may benefit from common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, says a new study. "In our study, we aimed to analyse and ... Read more...

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Kick the butt for a healthy heart any time


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) It's never too late to quit smoking. Research shows saying no to cigarettes, even after a heart attack, can have a positive effect. A new study from Tel ... Read more...

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Smoking cessation increases cardiac health later in life


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Smoking cessation significantly increases cardiac health later in life, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.The research found that quitting smoking after a heart attack has about ... Read more...

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Biocon’s net profit nearly triples in Q3


January 21st, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 21 (IANS) Biotechnology major Biocon Thursday reported a nearly three-fold increase in consolidated profit for the October-December 2009 period at Rs.81 crore from about Rs.28 crore in the same period ... Read more...

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‘Statins protect children with sickle cell disease’


January 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Statins, generally used for lowering cholesterol levels, have also been found effective in protecting children with sickle disease, say researchers.Children with sickle cell disease have a much greater ... Read more...

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Higher statin doses may not prevent coronary artery disease


January 19th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): New research suggests that higher doses of statin may not always work to prevent diseases of the coronary artery.Statins have been found to be highly efficient in lowering ... Read more...

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Aspirin ‘cuts risk of sight loss’


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of sight loss, says a new research.In the study, scientists found that people who took the pill every other day saw ... Read more...

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Long-term statin use ‘reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery’


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of cholesterol-lowering drugs or statins for over a year can significantly lower a person's risk of developing gallstones that require surgery.Gallstones ... Read more...

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Common cholesterol-lowering drug could prevent Parkinson’s progression


October 30th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A commonly used cholesterol-lowering drug, called simvastatin, can prevent progression of Parkinson's disease, according to a study by neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center.The study examined the ... Read more...

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A quarter of heart patients don’t take their pills


September 8th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) At least a fourth of cardiac patients don't take medicines prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes, a new study says. The study results suggest that doctors need ... Read more...

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Molecule having anti-fat, anti-cancer abilities found to be a turnoff for fat genes


August 28th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have found that a small molecule, earlier found to have anti-fat and anti-cancer abilities, has the potential to put off fat-making genes.Such ... Read more...

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Statins can protect against Alzheimer’s


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that popular cholesterol lowering drugs can protect nerve cells against damage, which is known to occur in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients.How ... Read more...

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Statins ‘don’t cut’ pneumonia risk in elderly


June 17th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Popular cholesterol lowering drugs such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) fail to lower the risk of pneumonia in older adults, finds a new study."Prior research based on automated claims data ... Read more...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help prevent stroke recurrence


May 26th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins, taken after a heart stroke, are likely to prevent its recurrence, according to a new study. Besides, those who take statins under such conditions ... Read more...

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