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FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

FDA approves non-statin drug to treat high cholesterol

By 7 months ago

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a drug to treat high cholesterol that works differently than statins, according to Esperion Therapeutics, the company that makes the drug. Bempedoic acid is a once-a-day oral medication that will b…

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Itsu boss: ‘We see processed and fried food as the enemy’ Itsu boss: ‘We see processed and fried food as the enemy’

Itsu boss: ‘We see processed and fried food as the enemy’

By 7 months ago

Image copyright Itsu “Fast food across the entire globe is fried, and still dominated by a handful of people.” says Julian Metcalfe, the boss of Asian-inspired food chain Itsu.He told the BBC that the company sees fried food “as the enemy”, as it plans to expand ahead of a possible float on the stock exchange.Itsu…

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

By 7 months ago

(CNN)If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you’re not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Columbia University’s Irv…

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

What you can do right now to evade America’s No. 1 killer

By 7 months ago

Dr. Tom Frieden is the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and commissioner of the New York City Health Department. He is currently president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a global non-profit initiative housed at Vital St…

Wolves: Where next for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after rapid rise? Wolves: Where next for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after rapid rise?

Wolves: Where next for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after rapid rise?

By 7 months ago

Under Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s (left) leadership the club won promotion and then qualified for EuropeIt is less than six years since Wolves went to Crawley Town for a midweek League One game.Those who were there can still remember that depressing excursion to Sussex. The pitch was bad. The facilities were bad. The result…

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos

Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos

By 7 months ago

An estimated 80 hippopotamuses, perhaps more, live in the area around the Rio Magdalena, Colombia’s principal river, which runs through the center of the countryBy DAVIDDE CORRAN Associated PressFebruary 23, 2020, 8:46 PM5 min readDORADAL, Colombia — Maria Jaramilla awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of her panicked mule. When she…

Poor quality American diet kills sperm count and lowers male testosterone, study says Poor quality American diet kills sperm count and lowers male testosterone, study says

Poor quality American diet kills sperm count and lowers male testosterone, study says

By 7 months ago

(CNN)If sperm was an animal, science might worry that it’s heading toward extinction in Western nations. Total sperm count in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand dropped by up to 60% in the 38 years between 1973 and 2011, research found — an ac…

Mediterranean diet linked to gut microbiome improvements – Medical News Today Mediterranean diet linked to gut microbiome improvements – Medical News Today

Mediterranean diet linked to gut microbiome improvements – Medical News Today

By 7 months ago

New research has found that older people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet for a year had healthier gut microbiomes and improved measures of frailty.Share on PinterestA new study shows that older individuals who follow a Mediterranean diet have better gut health and reduced frailty.Mediterranean-type diets — rich in vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains…

Coronavirus: 81% of cases are ‘mild,’ study says – Medical News Today Coronavirus: 81% of cases are ‘mild,’ study says – Medical News Today

Coronavirus: 81% of cases are ‘mild,’ study says – Medical News Today

By 7 months ago

A new paper by the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) finds that the majority of coronavirus cases are mild, with older adults and people who have other conditions being most at risk.Share on PinterestWearing face masks, handwashing, and other protective measures may have helped the coronavirus outbreak slow, suggests new research.CCDC’s Novel…

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnevale at Disney Springs Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnevale at Disney Springs

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnevale at Disney Springs

By 7 months ago

Calling all foodies—Mardi Gras and Carnevale is back at Disney Springs and I’ve got all the delicious details to share with you! From the flavors on the streets of New Orleans (where Mardi Gras is most famously celebrated) to the beautiful city of Venice, you’ll discover the perfect way to celebrate with entertainment that will…

Medical News Today: What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor? Medical News Today: What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor?

Medical News Today: What are the risks of using castor oil to induce labor?

By 7 months ago

Over the years, people have tried many different methods to help induce labor naturally, from eating spicy food to bouncing on an exercise ball. Some people may be tempted to try castor oil as a means to help induce labor.Those who consider using castor oil to induce labor should try to find out about its…

Medical News Today: The healing process of a tongue piercing Medical News Today: The healing process of a tongue piercing

Medical News Today: The healing process of a tongue piercing

By 7 months ago

A tongue piercing creates a wound in one of the most bacteria-filled parts of the body: the mouth. It is difficult to keep a tongue piercing clean, which further increases the risk of infection, especially during the healing process.There have been few studies into how common tongue piercing infections are, but the warm, moist site…

Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels

Changing counts reveal inexact science of calorie labels

By 7 months ago

Almonds may have fewer calories than previously believed, showing the inexact science of how the numbers can be calculatedBy CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health WriterFebruary 4, 2020, 3:51 PM4 min readNEW YORK — Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said it was really more like 130. A little later,…

After years of skyrocketing costs, US lawmakers push for caps on insulin payments After years of skyrocketing costs, US lawmakers push for caps on insulin payments

After years of skyrocketing costs, US lawmakers push for caps on insulin payments

By 8 months ago

(CNN)It costs between $2.28 and $3.42 for drug makers to manufacture insulin. Yet, people with diabetes pay hundreds of dollars for the life-saving drug. Finally, after years of skyrocketing costs, lawmakers across the US have begun a push to cap the cost of…

Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes

Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes

By 8 months ago

Herpes and ingrown hairs are both common and have similar symptoms, so how can people differentiate between them?More than half of adults in the United States have oral herpes, and 1 in 8 people between the ages of 14 and 49 years have genital herpes.As many people shave the area around their genitals and other…

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