Research

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug can help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack.

In a trial of more than 27,000 patients, researchers found that taking monthly or twice-monthly injections of the medication, called evolocumab, on top of statins could cut cholesterol levels by almost 60 percent on average in patients with an underlying risk of cardiovascular disease.

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.

The UK government currently recommends that all patients receive medicines reconciliation (MR) from a member of the pharmacy team within 24 hours of hospital admission to ensure accurate transfer of information about medication between the different care settings.

Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

According to a new study, living in urban areas can make asthma worse for your children.

These findings were published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

The study shows that urban living is a strong independent risk factor for increased asthma morbidity -- defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations -- but urban living does not increase the risk for having asthma.

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Dialysis Patients, we might have some good news for you.

A new research suggests that an alternative to warfarin, if given in low capacity to dialysis patients, can be maintained in the blood at safe levels to prevent higher risks of stroke.

The findings are published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

Your mother was right when she said, "finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy," a new study has suggested.

The Oregon State University researchers found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying genetics of cancer development and progression.

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

The risk of hearing loss from exposure to noises is all around us every day and now, a recent study

has found that 58 million Americans are exposed to loud and frequent sounds.

The Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonly

occur in occupational and recreational settings and only a small percentage of those exposed are consistently wearing recommended hearing protection.

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.

Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Now, a `greener` way to make vanilla flavouring

Today, over 95 percent of vanilla flavouring used in foods, from cereal to ice cream, is not natural and the production of the synthetic one is taking a toll on the environment.

The process of making it synthetically creates a stream of wastewater that requires treatment before it can be released into surface waters.

Now, the researchers have come up with a new "greener" way to make vanillin, the primary flavour compound in vanilla.

Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mind

Now, a food guide to help you eat your way to sharper mind

Turns out, staying sharp as you age may be as easy as eating healthy and so, a team of researchers has come up with the first science-based cookbook for the brain food guide 'Mindfull.'

Baycrest scientists have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age.

"There is increasing evidence in scientific literature that healthy eating is associated with retention of cognitive function, but there is also a lot of misinformation out there," said co-author Dr Carol Greenwood.

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