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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.

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.

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.

World 25 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Anti-cholesterol drugs can cut sepsis risk - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of severe infection in patients suffering from heart disease or stroke, scientists said on Wednesday.

Health 29 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statins in coronary artery disease

Statins is the popular short-form name of a family of drugs called the HMG CoA reductase.

World 13 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study: Procedure beats drugs for heart flutter

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Creating circles of scar tissue in the heart worked better than drugs for treating a type of abnormal heart beat that afflicts millions, Italian researchers reported on Sunday.

Health 19 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

An educated opinion

The studies presented are facts with which it is difficult to argue. The interpretation and conclusions to draw from these facts are personal matters, which can vary from person to person.

Health 19 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statin reduces heart burden

A new study indicates that intensive statin therapy may partially reverse plaque build-up in arteries.

Health 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Shrinking plaque

Right now, the biggest news for heart patients is a recent study that shows intensive statin therapy can induce regression of atherosclerosis. B>TEE SHIAO EEK/Bfinds out what this means.

Health 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

The two sources of cholesterol

By Dr YLM