FDA announced a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggest that patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.
Doctors should be cautious about prescribing statin drugs for primary prevention in people at low risk of cardiovascular events — because of shortcomings in the evidence to support such use, a Cochrane review warned.
Remember life is short and science takes too long. Eat more fruit and vegetables to lower your IHD risk.
Among the more than 300,000 participants in the study, those who consumed eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables each day had a reduction of 22% in their risk of fatal ischemic heart disease (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.65 to 0.95) compared with those who ate fewer than three portions, according to Francesca L. Crowe, PhD, of the University of Oxford in England, and colleagues.
The novel antithrombotic vorapaxar causes intracranial hemorrhage in patients with a history of stroke, Merck announced, explaining why stroke survivors were dropped from trials of the experimental drug.
Vilazodone (Viibryd) has been approved for treatment of major depression, the FDA announced.
If the observed association is causal…