Drug prices to plummet in wave of expiring patents The cost of prescription medicines used by millions of people every day is about to plummet. The next 14 months will bring generic versions of seven of the world’s 20 best-selling drugs, including the top two: cholesterol fighter Lipitor and blood thinner Plavix. The magnitude of…Read the Rest of Article
Coffee Consumption Generally Safe in Women With Cardiovascular Disease Previous studies on the influence of coffee consumption on cardiovascular disease have shown conflicting results, but a new analysis from the massive Nurses’ Health Study suggests that coffee has no effect on the cardiovascular risk of women with known cardiovascular disease . Researchers did cautioned that,…Read the Rest of Article
Pregnancy and Exercise, Update Overdue Recommendations for exercise developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American College of Sports Medicine were established about15 years ago, and it has been 9 years since their adoption by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Finally, new recommendations have been suggested. Specifically, the…Read the Rest of Article
A recent study presented at the European Society of Cardiology found Short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and Neproxen) was associated with an increased risk of stroke in a Danish population study including only healthy individuals.
A recent study from Italy found that consuming 30 grams of dark chocolate a day during pregnancy significantly reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and reduced the risk of anemia.