The Lancet: Older adults are at greater risk of cardiovascular events than younger people, and benefit at least as much from cholesterol-lowering medications, two studies suggest

Peer-reviewed / 1 Observational study + 1 Systematic review and meta-analysis / People An observational study finds risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease is highest in people aged 70 and over with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, compared to younger age groups, and estimates the number needed to treat with statins to prevent one […]

Cholesterol medications linked to lower cancer-related deaths in women

Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. The analysis included 20,046,11,719 and 6,430 women in Australia who were diagnosed with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and melanoma, respectively, from […]

New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations

IMAGE: The study’s lead author, Dr. Steve Kanters, who completed the research as a PhD candidate in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. view more  Credit: University of British Columbia A new study by UBC researchers is set to change international treatment recommendations for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV–an update that could affect […]

Existing medications may fight coronavirus infection — ScienceDaily

University of New Mexico researchers who combed through a “library” of previously approved drugs believe they have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient’s recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. “The gist of it is we think we found a drug that is on par with remdesivir and is much cheaper,” said Tudor […]