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Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study

Statin Drugs Not Linked to Memory Decline in Study

A large Australian study found no association between cholesterol-lowering statins and memory or thinking problems.
Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections

Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections

People taking statins to lower cholesterol were at increased risk of developing staph skin infections.
Statins May Affect Your Bone Health

Statins May Affect Your Bone Health

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may affect osteoporosis risk, depending on the dose.
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn’t Everyone Getting It?

“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren’t enthusiastic.
Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Older men and women who stopped taking the drugs were at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Statins May Cut Glaucoma Risk

Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cut the risk of a leading cause of blindness.

Statins May Increase Risk of Diabetes

The risk may be especially high in those who are overweight.
Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts in his laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1960s. When he began his research, cardiologists and public health experts had been at a loss to help people with
Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts in his laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1960s. When he began his research, cardiologists and public health experts had been at a loss to help people with