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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »

Drug overdose deaths rocketing among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000

Drug overdose deaths soaring among middle aged women: Rate shot up 500% since 2000, CDC report reveals The rate has rocketed 260 percent among women aged 30 to 64 since 1999 But among women aged 55 to 64 years old specifically, the rate shot up 500 percent, new CDC data show By Mia De Graaf… Read More »

Potential drug interactions among people with HIV taking statins

Drug interactions remain a potential problem for HIV-positive people who are treated with statins, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. Potential interactions were detected between statins and modern antiretroviral drugs – especially cobicistat – and also medications used to treat other illnesses that are now common… Read More »