Niacin Won't Help, May Harm Heart Patients: Study
SATURDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Combining the vitamin
niacin with a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appears to offer
patients no benefit and may also increase side effects, a new study
Katrina, Other Crises Boost Heart Attacks: Studies
THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- New studies suggest that
severe stress caused by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and
fallout from the Greek financial crisis boosted the risk of heart
attack for people living through those crises.
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Despite high levels of
vaccination, the rate of whooping cough in the United States is at
its highest level in decades, and one reason may be that immunity
from the vaccine diminishes each year after the fifth dose is
Kids' Pet Frogs Caused Salmonella Outbreak: CDC
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Salmonella-infected African
dwarf frogs from a California breeding facility sickened hundreds,
and potentially thousands, of children and adults from 2008 to
2011, federal officials report.
New Drugs Might Give Heart Patients an Edge
SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- In the search for better
medicines to safely help heart patients, clinical trials testing
three new drugs appear to offer some promise.
Study: Mega Vitamins Won't Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might
SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- There's mixed news from a
much-anticipated clinical trial for people who've suffered a heart
attack: While a study found that daily high doses of vitamins and
minerals did nothing to improve patient outcomes, there was a hint
that controversial "chelation" therapy might.
Was Heart Disease the Mummies' Real Curse?
SUNDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Unwrapping the mysteries of
the leading killer of modern-day humans, researchers have found
evidence of heart disease in ancient mummies from around the