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Don’t Miss a Beat With October’s National Cholesterol Month

Medical Specialists® Pharmacy are proudly supporting October’s National Cholesterol Month 2015, organised by the charity HEART UK to raise more awareness about what cholesterol is, the often underestimated serious health risks associated with high cholesterol, and what can be done … Continue reading

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Could diet soft drinks cause heart attacks and strokes?

The diet sugar-free soft drink…often seen as a beneficial tool in the quest for weight loss and a staple in the diet of many people trying to lose weight that may have a sweet tooth. With almost zero calories and … Continue reading

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Breast milk no better than bottled milk and may increase asthma risk, says new study

Almost from the moment they have given birth it seems new mothers are under heavy pressure to breastfeed their baby, with health experts long championing the health benefits of breastfeeding. In fact, breast-fed babies have been said to be at … Continue reading

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New guidance recommends millions more to take statins

There could soon be millions more British patients being prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins such as atorvastatin or pravastatin to safeguard against heart attack and stroke, following the publication of new guidelines in the United States of who would benefit from taking … Continue reading

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South London stroke rates drop by 40% since 1995, statins credited

A new study has found that the incidence of strokes in a large area of South London has declined by more than a third during the 15 years between 1995 and 2010. Researchers from King’s College in London say that … Continue reading

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