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Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Statin Use Fails To Prevent Progression to Lethal Prostate Cancer

Statin use following diagnosis of localized PCa does not significantly reduce the risk of metastasis or death from PCa.

Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Many Americans with Heart Disease Taking Aspirin

Clinical and community-based approaches should be used to increase aspirin use among low-use groups.

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

Radiation from CT Scans Damages Cells

But whether this could trigger cancer or other health issues remains unclear.

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Men with ED had more than twice the odds of undiagnosed diabetes.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Wildfires Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Wildfires Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Strongest association seen for men and people 65 and older.

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Combination of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke linked to 15 years of reduced life expectancy.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Updated Guidelines Better Identify Who May Benefit from Statins

Updated Guidelines Better Identify Who May Benefit from Statins

New guidelines would have 13 million more Americans taking statins, experts say.

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics May Predict Cardiac Deaths in CKD Patients

ECG Metrics are stronger as markers for cardiovascular death than for all-cause mortality or noncardiovascular death.

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Early Death

Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Early Death

Extent of Coronary Artery Calcification accurately predicts mortality in patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Older patients with more diabetes complications have greater cognitive decline, study finds.

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

Latest Dietary Advice for Prostate Cancer

A range of foods, nutrients, and dietary patterns are being studied for prostate cancer prevention or treatment.

Extended Anticoagulation Benefits Disappear After Treatment

Extended Anticoagulation Benefits Disappear After Treatment

New study suggests that oral anticoagulant meds may be needed for the very long term for pulmonary embolism.

Short-term NSAID Use May Cause Heart Attack, Stroke, FDA Warns

Short-term NSAID Use May Cause Heart Attack, Stroke, FDA Warns

The risk of heart attack or stroke can occur as early as the first weeks of using an NSAID, the FDA says. The risks may increase with longer use and higher doses. Aspirin is not included in alert.