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'Statin for brain' may stop Alzheimer's in its tracks

The Times (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Scientists claim to have identified the first “neurostatin”, a treatment that could be taken in daily small doses to reduce their risk of Alzheimer's in the same way that statins cut the odds of developing heart problems. With the brain disease ...
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Researchers reveal key insights in to statin drugs and their effects

Express.co.uk - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Having a high level of LDL cholesterol is potentially life-threatening, as it can lead to cardiovascular disease. The exciting discovery provides a significant new target in the search for why statin drugs can sometimes cause harmful effects like toxicity.

Research finds new target in search for why statin drugs sometimes cause problems for some patients University of ...

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Research by the University of Warwick, the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), and Tangent Reprofiling Limited, has discovered that statin drugs interact with a gap junction protein called GJC3 that releases ATP, a major ...

High-dose statin treatment can help restore sight: study

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
London: A common cholesterol-lowering drug statin can restore vision in the patients with a hard-to-treat version of the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, according to a new research.

Statin Use May Raise Kidney Disease Risk

Renal and Urology News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Statin users had 30% increased odds of acute kidney injury and 36% increased odds of chronic kidney disease compared with non-users.

Studies back up statin recommendations

STLtoday.com - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
The statins have a place in the prevention of heart disease, but they are not right for everybody, and they have the potential for harm.
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High-dose statin treatment can help restore sight

Deccan Chronicle - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
London: A common cholesterol-lowering drug statin can restore vision in the patients with a hard-to-treat version of the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, according to a new research.

Follicular Lymphoma Patients Can Safely Use Statins During Rituximab Treatment, Study Reports

Lymphoma News Today - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Although statin use has been poorly associated with rituximab in laboratory experiments, a study investigating the concomitant use of statins and rituximab in follicular lymphoma patients has concluded that statin use is safe and does not negatively ...
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Study Suggests Statin Tx Should Not Be Avoided in HCV Compensated Cirrhosis

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
HealthDay News - Statin use is associated with decreased risk of cirrhosis decompensation and death in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related compensated cirrhosis, according to research published in the February issue of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Roach: Studies back up statin recommendations

LubbockOnline.com - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Dear Dr. Roach: You have made several claims about statins in your column. Could you please clarify the studies or data on which you are basing these statements?

Statin Use May Not Impact Prognosis of Patients With Follicular Lymphoma

Cancer Therapy Advisor - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
“An adverse prognostic impact of statin use in lymphoma was first suspected from in vitro data showing an impairment of anti-CD20 antibody binding,” the authors noted.

Two Docs: Statin users, don't make this deadly mistake

Fredericksburg.com - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
IF YOU'RE among the more than 24 million Americans who take a cholesterol-lowering statin, now hear this: Don't stop these heart-protecting drugs on your own!

Statins have a darker side

The West Australian - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Over the past month there has been a series of reports in credible international medical journals detailing new concerns about how statins negatively affect people who are seen as being at risk of heart diseases - as opposed to those who have suffered ...
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Heart drug statins DOUBLES the risk of diabetes according to 'alarming' 10-year study

Daily Mail - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Healthy patients taking the heart drug statins have a significantly higher risk of new diabetes and a very high risk of serious diabetic complications, a study has found.

Statin Doesn't Reduce ICU Ventilation Delirium

MedPage Today - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Participants in the multicenter, nationwide Patients in the Statins for Acutely Injured Lungs from Sepsis (SAILS) trial who were treated with rosuvastatin were no less likely to experience delirium while hospitalized in intensive care than patients in ...

Dr. Roach: Studies support statin use

Corvallis Gazette Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
In people without known coronary heart disease, the first study showing benefit for statins was the West of Scotland study, published in 1995 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Statin use doubles type 2 diabetes risk and increases risk of complications, study finds

Diabetes.co.uk - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
However, the research, which was conducted at the University of Texas, does not indicate that patients at risk of heart disease who currently take statins should stop taking them. Rather, it urges healthcare professionals to weigh up the potential ...
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Top-line Results Announced for Repatha in Patients Who Are Statin-Intolerant

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Amgen announced positive top-line data from the Phase 3 GAUSS-3 study evaluating Repatha (evolocumab) in statin-intolerant patients with high cholesterol.

Statins doubles chances of developing diabetes

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
HEALTHY patients taking the heart drug statins have a significantly higher risk of new diabetes and a very high risk of serious diabetic complications, a study has found.
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