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New Drug Reduces Risk of Major Cardiac Events by 13%

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that a newer drug called Nexletol, which contains the active ingredient bempedoic acid, can significantly reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events.[0] The CLEAR Outcomes trial, which was funded by Esperion Therapeutics, enrolled 13,970 statin-intolerant patients between December 2016 and August 2019 […]

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Study Suggests Low-Carb, High-Fat Keto-Like Diets May Increase ‘Bad’ Cholesterol and Heart Disease Risk

A new study has suggested that a low-carb, high-fat diet, often referred to as a “keto-like” diet, may be associated with elevated levels of “bad” cholesterol and an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as blocked arteries, heart attacks and strokes. The American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of […]

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Deep-Learning Algorithm Detects Alzheimer’s Disease with 90.2% Accuracy Up to Five Years Before Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a deep-learning algorithm that can detect Alzheimer’s disease with 90.2% accuracy, up to five years before a diagnosis.[0] This algorithm is based on neuroimaging data and could lead to more accurate diagnoses.[1] The research team, from Massachusetts General Hospital, explored the possibility of using routinely collected brain MRIs to detect dementia, a […]

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Understanding Long Covid: A Growing Health Challenge

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a new condition, known as Long Covid, has emerged as a significant health challenge.[0] Long Covid is characterized by a variety of physical and mental health conditions that can persist for months after an initial infection. Symptoms may include chronic cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, chest tightness, […]

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