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Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications effectively lower high triglycerides

Advisory Highlights: Four grams per day of prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication effectively lower high triglyceride levels, but identification of secondary causes of high triglycerides, such as hypothyroidism and poorly managed type 2 diabetes as well as lifestyle changes should be addressed before prescribing drugs. Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications come in two different formulations:… Read More »

Cancer hospital affiliation tied to lower cancer surgery mortality rates

(Reuters Health) – Community hospitals may have lower mortality rates for cancer surgeries when they’re affiliated with a top-ranked cancer center, a U.S. study suggests. Public perception in the U.S. is that community hospitals provide better care when they’re affiliated with top-ranked hospitals, researchers note in JAMA Oncology. But research to date hasn’t offered a… Read More »

Study links inattentiveness and bad behaviour in kindergarten to lower incomes in Canadian adults

In 1985, a group of kindergarten teachers in Quebec got together at the end of the school year and filled out a series of detailed questionnaires about their students. They rated the five- and six-year-olds’ behaviour on a three-point scale on measures of attentiveness (Does this child have their head in the clouds all the… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: The one juice that could lower blood sugar and prevent the condition

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, such as a heart attack. But an easy way to control the condition and to prevent it developing in the first place is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. While alcohol and sugary drinks are strongly advised against, other drinks like tomato juice… Read More »