How a 40p statin can stop deadly form of blood poisoning By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:51 GMT, 15 January 2013 Drugs taken by around seven million people in Britain to lower cholesterol could also stop a deadly form of blood poisoning in its tracks.
Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not always the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims NHS spends 450million a year on cholesterol-lowering drugsMost are prescribed as a preventative measure for heart disease, however experts admit they find it difficult to predict who is at risk | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 9 August 2012 Cure-all Statins have had no effect on Britain's heart disease rate, study claims Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs which are taken by seven million people in the UK, are not the best way to prevent heart disease, according to new research.
Shot in the arm for fight against heart attacks: The fortnightly jab that could unclog your arteries | UPDATED: 21:43 GMT, 7 May 2012 Sharp research: A new drug administered as a fortnightly jab could cut 'bad' cholesterol levels, say scientists A fortnightly jab that slashes levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol could dramatically reduce the death toll from heart attacks and strokes.
Everyone over 40 will be offered a free health MoT in a bid to save hundreds of lives a yearTests will be carried out by councils Life-saving: People aged between 40 and 72 will be eligible for a free check-up every five years under Department of Health plans Everyone aged between 40 and 72 will have to be offered a regular free ‘health MoT’ by their local authority under proposals designed to save hundreds of lives every year. Councils will be obliged to invite all those in that age group for a check-up every five years to find out whether they are at risk of a heart attack or stroke. The check-ups will be carried out by GPs and nurses who will measure blood pressure, cholesterol levels, weight and height and ask questions about patients’ diet and lifestyle.