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World 04 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Satins do not prevent cancer, studies show

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs do not raise or lower the risk of cancer, researchers said on Tuesday in two new reports that challenge earlier findings suggesting statins may prevent certain cancers.

Health 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

When nature meets medicine

NATUROPATHY - is it quackery or age-old tradition? Opinions generally fall into two camps. On one side are the naturopaths and other proponents of complementary therapies.

Health 18 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Managing an incident

At the offset, a few points must be understood and followed when dealing with a patient suffering from a heart attack.

World 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins may delay effects of Alzheimer's - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help to delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia in the elderly, French scientists said on Thursday.

World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fish oils plus statins help protect heart - study

DALLAS (Reuters) - Taking fatty acids commonly found in fish along with cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins provides additional protection against heart attacks and other heart risks, according to a large Japanese study presented on Monday.

World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Genes worsen effects of statin drugs - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. researchers said on Monday they may have made progress toward explaining why statin drugs, which lower cholesterol, do not work as well in some people as in others -- especially blacks.

World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Eating uncooked soy lowers cholesterol - study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two servings a day of soy protein -- such as that found in tofu, soy milk or soy powder -- can lower cholesterol levels by as much as 9 percent as long as the raw soy is uncooked, a study said on Monday.

World 25 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

No link between statins and breast cancer - study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol levels and increasingly seen as having other health benefits have no effect on women's risk of developing breast cancer, a study said on Monday.

World 27 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins cut bone fracture risk in men, U.S study says

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Statin drugs used to lower cholesterol levels also cut the risk of bone fractures in adults, a study said on Monday.

Health 24 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Job losses causes stress

Fear for their jobs affects an employee's health, a representative survey of approximately 2,000 working people conducted by the research institute of the AOK health insurance company showed.