Research Shows New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Could Be More Effective than Statins

Research Shows New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Could Be More Effective than Statins

Researchers reported the first evidence that a new class of drugs known to dramatically lower cholesterol may also reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious consequences of cardiovascular disease. The drugs represent the most important new class of cholesterol-lowering medications since the first statin was approved in 1987.

Aspirin: The New Cancer Prevention Miracle Drug?

One of the most common items in your medicine cabinet may be a strong weapon against cancer. Evidence suggests taking a low-dose aspirin (81 milligrams) daily may protect you from developing many types of cancer, including those hardest to treat successfully. Aspirin reduces the risk of cancer by fighting inflammation which is thought to be an important part of the immune system’s healthy response to sickness, injury or disease.

The Hidden Danger of Noise Pollution

The Hidden Danger of Noise Pollution

People have been aware of the health related dangers of air pollution for decades and governments around the world have worked to reduce smog and similar air quality problems. But there has been little progress to reduce the sound pollution that surrounds us daily. Perhaps it is because unlike smog, sound waves aren’t visible. If we could “see” sound, we might be alarmed by how much harmful noise we are exposed to every day.

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