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New drug could help those with tough-to-treat cholesterol

People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citrate lyase (ACL), part of the production pathway for “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body. In the

Study shows volunteering benefits those with lupus

Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a peer support and education program. The study, “The Effect and Psychosocial Impact of a Longstanding Telephone Peer Counseling Service on Volunteers with Systemic Lupus

Apps a timely reminder for those on heart medication

We use them for everything from banking to workouts, and now research from the University of Sydney shows mobile apps could potentially save lives by helping people with coronary heart disease keep on top of their medication. Published today in Heart, and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany, the study shows

Good primary lowers ED use for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities

One in three adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) visit the emergency department annually but effective primary care could reduce these numbers, suggests a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). “For populations with IDD, the emergency department can be a frustrating and overwhelming place,” said

Those living near oil and gas facilities may be at higher risk of disease

People living near oil and gas facilities along Colorado’s Northern Front Range may be exposed to hazardous air pollutants, including carcinogens like benzene, that could pose health risks above levels deemed acceptable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health, Boulder County Public Health, CU Boulder, the