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Clarithromycin May Be Linked to Heart Troubles in COPD, Pneumonia Patients

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

A recent study is looking for a connection between clarithromycin and other macrolides and heart problems. Macrolides a certain type of antibiotic that is often prescribed for people who have lower respiratory tract problems. This study seems to have found a link between patients prescribed this medicine and an increased risk of cardiovascular troubles in […]

Lovastatin Safety Confirmed in Large-scale Study

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

A large-scale analysis of trials that included a quarter of a million people has shown that lovastatin and other statins are well-tolerated. Statins like lovastatin have been generally associated with a greater risk of liver problems and diabetes when compared to placebo, although there was no difference in risks of other conditions like cancer or […]

Mango Health Releases Data on Lisinopril Adherence

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Mango Health is a Rock Health startup that introduced a game-like medication adherence app in April after four months of beta testing. It recently released data on user adherence habits. The CEO of the company, Jason Oberfest, said, “Our belief is that understanding how consumers interact with medications and supplements each day is an important […]

Lansoprazole May be Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

A recent study by three institutions, including the Houston Methodist hospital, indicates that lansoprazole and other PPIs may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the first stud to show a correlation between the drug class and cardiovascular conditions. The researchers studied mouse models and human tissue, and found that PPIs like lansoprazole constrict […]

RA Patients Consume Less Alcohol

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

A recent study on patients recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) showed that they may be less likely to drink alcohol than those without the condition. The researchers of the study are not clear about whether alcohol worsened the condition or helped prevent arthritis. The study was done by Annekoos L. Huidekoper, MD, and researchers […]

Dietary Advice Needed for Hypertension Patients

Friday, July 26th, 2013

A recent study shows that hypertension patients persist with bad diets while dyslipidemia patients and overweight people often adopt healthier diets. The study was done by Pierre Meneton and colleagues from the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Paris, France. In the published report, Pierre says, “The reasons why hypertensives have a distinctive eating behaviour among […]

Greater Cardiovascular Risk among Hypertensive Children

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

A long-term study published recently shows that children diagnosed with hypertension have a significantly greater risk of cardiovascular disease later on. The study was done by Markus Juonala and researchers from the Turku University Hospital, Finland. In the report, the researchers say, “While it might be tempting to interpret these data by downplaying the importance […]

Diabetes and Obesity Risk Linked to Children of Smokers

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A recent study has reported that daughters of women who smoked during their pregnancy may suffer from a greater risk of gestational diabetes and obesity later on. Gestational diabetes is a complication that happens during pregnancy when a woman develops diabetes even though she has no history of it. This form of diabetes usually goes […]

Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Still be Mothers

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Women who were diagnosed and treated for cancer as children may be able to experience pregnancy and parenthood, despite the increased risks of infertility, according to a recent study. The study indicates that most of them can become mothers although getting pregnant may take a little longer than it would for those with no history […]

Bupropion Useful for COPD Treatment

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

A recent study shows that bupropion, an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid, may be useful in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. COPD is currently one of the leading causes of death and illness worldwide. Around 80 percent of COPD cases are linked to smoking. This study was done by researchers from the University […]

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