November 15, 2011
Cholesterol Drug Shows Promise in Early
Preliminary trials indicate
that a new drug designed to simultaneously boost good cholesterol
while lowering bad cholesterol shows considerable promise, both on
its own and in combination with standard statin medications.
Fewer Disease Risk Factors Yet More Fatal Heart
People with more risk
factors for heart disease are more likely than healthier
individuals to suffer a first heart attack, according to a large
new study. No surprise there. But patients with fewer or no risk
factors are more likely to die from that heart attack.
Does a Gene Make People Seem Kinder?
New research suggests that
a variation in a single human gene affects how other people see you
at first glance in terms of your compassion, kindness and
Got High Blood Pressure? Kiwi Fruit May Help
An apple a day won't
necessarily keep the doctor away, but three kiwis just might help,
at least according to a small study that showed that the brown,
fuzzy fruit may lower blood pressure levels.