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Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

FRIDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become clogged. Study … Read more

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says. A study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood analyzed the side effects … Read more

Aggrastat (Tirofiban)

Aggrastat (Tirofiban)

What is Aggrastat (Tirofiban)? Tirofiban keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting) to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. Tirofiban is used to prevent blood clots or heart attack in … Read more

Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)

Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)

What is Advicor (Lovastatin Niacin)? Lovastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Niacin, also called nicotinic acid, is a B vitamin (vitamin B3). It occurs naturally in plants and … Read more