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Lifestyle 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Drugs to come

EXCITING things are happening in medical research and these drugs are expected to be launched this year.

Health 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Put on happiness

You don#8217;t have to be an extrovert to act like one, and the reward for those who make an attempt to be more talkative, bold or assertive is feeling happier.

Nation 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Drug reduces cholesterol'

A clinical trial using a cholesterol-lowering medication has proven to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients suffering from high blood pressure and normal or mildly elevated cholesterol levels.

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.

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 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;.

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 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.

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 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Is cholesterol important?

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