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World 18 May 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

British doctors urged to prescribe cheaper drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors could save the state health system more than 200 million pounds ($395 million) a year by prescribing cheaper versions of many common medicines, an influential watchdog said on Friday.

World 07 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Treatment, lifestyle help cut U.S. heart deaths

BOSTON (Reuters) - Lifestyle changes, new drugs and treatment advances were equally responsible for a dramatic drop in U.S. heart disease deaths during the 1980s and 1990s, U.S. and British researchers reported on Wednesday.

World 03 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Blood pressure drugs may keep arteries clean - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Blood pressure drugs beta-blockers can help keep arteries from clogging up, researchers said on Monday in a report that helps explain how the drugs prevent heart attack and sudden heart death.

World 06 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Britons' risk of heart disease overstated - study

A study published in the British Medical Journal estimated there were 3.2 million adults under the age of 75 at high risk of developing heart disease -- significantly less than the previous established estimate of 4.7 million.

World 10 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Electronic health records don't lift care - U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Electronic health records -- touted by policymakers as a way to improve the quality of health care -- failed to boost care delivered in routine doctor visits, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

World 24 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study links low cholesterol levels and cancer

A new pooled, or meta, analysis of past studies involving 41,000 patients on statins found one additional incident of cancer per 1,000 patients with low levels of LDL, or

World 24 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study links low cholesterol levels and cancer

A new pooled, or meta, analysis of past studies involving 41,000 patients on statins found one additional incident of cancer per 1,000 patients with low levels of LDL, or

World 28 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins may help prevent Alzheimer's - U.S. study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Statin drugs may help prevent the brain damage that leads to Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

World 27 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lack of 'good' cholesterol always poses heart risk

BOSTON (Reuters) - The amount of

World 02 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cardiovascular disease rate falls for U.S. diabetics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rate of cardiovascular ailments such as heart disease and stroke among Americans with diabetes has dropped in recent years, with blacks leading the way in the improvement, health officials said on Thursday.