Statins safe for preventing cardiovascular events in rheumatoid arthritis patients, study suggests

http://bit.ly/2Ixr9bz Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without additional risks.

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Prostate medicines linked to type 2 diabetes risk, study suggests

http://bit.ly/2KvSeyp Men taking medicines to reduce the symptoms of prostate disease may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. Researchers say patients should continue to take the drugs, which are commonly prescribed to older men, but warn they may need additional health checks.

New cardiac pump clinically superior, safer for patients, study suggests

https://ift.tt/2HCkcFK The study of more than 1,000 patients with severe heart failure not only confirms that the HeartMate 3™, a next-generation LVAD device, markedly reduced the need for re-operations due to pump malfunctions, but also found that it lowered risk of bleeding events and strokes, compared to the HeartMate II™.

Moderate drinking not harmful for older patients with heart failure, study suggests

http://bit.ly/2BMH94z A new study suggests that people over age 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue to drink moderate amounts of alcohol without worsening their condition. However, the findings do not suggest that nondrinkers should start imbibing after a heart failure diagnosis, the researchers emphasized.

Fermented dairy products may protect against heart attack, study suggests

https://ift.tt/2yJHd4n Men who eat plenty of fermented dairy products have a smaller risk of incident coronary heart disease than men who eat less of these products, according to a new study from Finland. A very high consumption of non-fermented dairy products, on the other hand, was associated with an increased risk of incident coronary heart disease.