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Health 26 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

The latest on coronary stents


World 12 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

High cholesterol linked to prostate cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Men with high cholesterol levels, particularly if they were detected before the age of 50, may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, Italian scientists said on Wednesday.

Health 07 May 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fish oil, anybody?

Fish oil to prevent heart disease: to take or not to take.

World 03 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

FEATURE - Kids with cholesterol take statins like mom, dad

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cholesterol is making inroads in kindergartens on piles of pizza and burgers, and children as young as 10 are taking statin drugs along with their vitamins to stay healthy.

Health 07 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hormone therapy

The oestrogen levels in a post-menopausal woman are about 10% of the level of those in the reproductive age group and progesterone is almost absent. The low levels of post-menopausal oestrogen are produced by the adrenal glands and fat.

World 08 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cholesterol drugs may treat hepatitis C - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cholesterol drugs called statins may help treat hepatitis C infections, Japanese researchers reported on Friday.

Health 09 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Treating heart failure

Perhaps the most important medicine for various types of heart failure is the class of drugs known as diuretics, which are otherwise known as water pills. The most widely used diuretic is frusemide (American furosemide, most commonly known as lasix), but others also used are bumetanide, spironolactone, amiloride, tiramterene, chlothalidone, hydrochlorothiazide, and so on.

World 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Statin drugs may protect smokers' lungs - study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Statin drugs, which have become the world's No. 1 selling drugs by cutting cholesterol and the risk of heart attacks and stroke, may also slow the lung damage done by smoking, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

World 13 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Children showing hardening of arteries - U.S. study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Children with risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and diabetes, are showing signs of narrowing and hardening of the arteries, conditions normally associated with adults, a study said on Sunday.

World 14 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Angioplasty no help for heart attack victims who wait

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a surprise finding, heart attack survivors with mild or no symptoms who wait three days or more to seek medical help will not benefit from widely used procedures to open clogged arteries, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.