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May 24, 2005

Crestor Side Effects Cause Concern

New research seems to challenge a Food and Drug Administration decision not to pull the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor off the market, with data showing it causes more kidney and muscle problems than rival medications. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor at 03:11 PM

May 12, 2005

Test Predicts Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Scientists in France think they’ve figured out how to predict which people are at risk of dropping dead suddenly from a heart attack. They found that those whose hearts beat too fast during rest and too sluggishly during exercise have a higher chance of sudden cardiac death. (AP)

Posted by news editor at 01:03 PM

May 09, 2005

Garlic Supplements and the Heart

Garlic supplements can dramatically reduce the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries, according to German researchers. In laboratory tests, the formation of early deposits, or "nanoplaques", was cut by up to 40 per cent. (IOL Medical)

Posted by news editor at 09:29 AM

May 02, 2005

Low Salt Diet May Be Harmful to Heart

New research would appear to upend long-standing advice to limit daily salt intake if you want to protect your heart. In fact, the new study suggests, the less salt you eat, the greater your risk of dying from heart disease. (Forbes)

Posted by news editor at 05:46 AM