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Statins Linked to Aggression in Women, But Not Men

The effect of statins on aggression appears to differ based on sex and age, as a study published in PLOS ONE found that aggression increased in postmenopausal women taking statins but actually decreased in men.

FDA Approves Unique Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor; Vertex), the first and only drug indicated for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged ≥12 who are homozygous for the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.

Regional Variation in Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

Region accounted for 7 to 8 percent of variation in thrombolysis treatment

Afamelanotide Beneficial in Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

Improvement in number of hours of direct exposure to sunlight without pain, quality of life

Study Shows Saxenda Tied to Reduction in Body Weight

Beneficial effect for once-daily subcutaneous injection, together with lifestyle counseling

Athletes: Only Drink When Thirsty, Experts Say

Consuming excess fluids can lead to dangerous drop in sodium levels

Weight Loss + Vitamin D3 Cuts IL-6 in Postmenopausal Women

Reduction in inflammatory biomarkers among women with BMI 25 kg/m, low serum 25(OH)D

CVD Risk Factor Levels Too High, Even in Best-Performing States

About half of cardiovascular deaths could be prevented with elimination of five major risk factors

Additional Years of Secondary Schooling Can Cut HIV Risk

Secondary school represents cost-effective intervention for HIV prevention in Botswana

IOM: Make CPR Mandatory High School Requirement

Far too few Americans are surviving cardiac arrest, and a new report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) offers strategies to boost survival rates.