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Health 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heart to heart

It is beginning to sound like an old gramophone ... we all know about those risk factors for heart disease and what needs to be done. The problem is how many of us will actually I>do/Isomething about it.

Health 07 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

New cholesterol drug

A survey, involving 336 adults aged between 25 and 60 years, revealed several misconceptions regarding cholesterol reports HOOI YOU CHING.

Health 21 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heart study

The results of the PROVE-IT trial, which is expected to be concluded in March next year, is being eagerly awaited by health professionals as it will define the role of various statins and the possible role of antibiotics in treating heart disease. TANG WENG HENG has the story.

Health 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Is cholesterol important?

Cholesterol is not the only factor or risk in causing cardiovascular diseases.

Health 26 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drug boost against heart disease

The initial results of the EUROPA trial strongly show that, in addition to current standard therapy for coronary artery disease, another drug should be added to the regimen.

Health 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Examining porous bones

Monday is World Osteoporosis Day. It#8217;s an appropriate time to look at osteoporosis, its prevalence, impact and various prevention and treatment measures.

Lifestyle 24 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lower risks for diabetics

A new cholesterol-lowering drug from the statin family shows promise of reducing heart attacks and strokes among diabetics, reports LOH FOON FONG.

Health 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Natural cholesterol fighter

IT is estimated that by 2020, cardiovascular diseases (diseases relating to the heart and blood vessels) will be the primary cause of death worldwide. This is mainly attributed to affluent living and many populations adopting #8220;Western diets and lifestyles#8221;.

Health 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heart benefits from cholesterol reduction

The ASCOT study has revealed that patients with high blood pressure and normal or mildly elevated cholesterol levels could benefit significantly from cholesterol-lowering therapy, writes COLIN KHOO.

Health 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Psyching up the heart

NEW drugs that reduce cholesterol levels in the body also appear to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. But researchers are also reporting new data showing that what is good for the heart might be good for a person's emotional and psychological health.