Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD

Stronger doses of statins may increase the risk of kidney damage by a THIRD Patients taking high potency statins had 34% higher risk of kidney damage Those in the high-risk group were taking 40 milligrams or more Most patients take between 20-40 mg of simvastatin a day By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 20 March 2013 Patients taking high potency statins had a 34 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised for acute kidney injury Taking statins in high doses increases the risk of emergency hospital treatment for kidney damage, warn researchers.

Zinc supplements "can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia"

Zinc supplements 'can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia' A study found that taking zinc had a dramatic effect on death rates in children with pneumonia even though it did not shorten the time they took to recover Zinc supplements can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia who are deficient in the mineral, a study has found.