E-Cigarettes 95% Safer? Not So Fast, Says Top Medical Journal

The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals, has blasted a widely-publicized report that said e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular, combustible tobacco. “Tobacco is the largest single cause of preventable deaths in England—e-cigarettes may have a…

Cholesterol Disorder Medication “Shows Promise” in Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that lomitapide “substantially and stably” reduced levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). Lomitapide is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor that works…

Alzheimer’s Signs Found in People as Young as 18, Says Study

Researchers this week announced that the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease yet detected have been found in a group of people with a rare inherited form of the disease. Two new studies on the subject were published in the journal…

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust,…

Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress

A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than…