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Using marijuana may risk the lives of millions of heart patients

Warning for 2 million weed-smoking heart patients: Marijuana may boost statin and blood thinner levels to dangerous levels and cause the SAME cardiovascular damage as cigarettes Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers estimate that some two million Americans with heart disease use marijuana  A review of prior studies found the livers attempt to process both marijuana […]

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Inflammation linked to thyroid dysfunction in psoriasis patients

(HealthDay)—While the rate of thyroid dysfunction among patients with psoriasis generally is not higher than expected, psoriasis in patients with thyroid dysfunction is more clinically severe and serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are higher, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Journal of Dermatology. Kaoru Namiki, from the Teikyo University School […]

Medications

Patient’s place of residence matters when choosing cost-effective anticoagulation therapy

Appropriately selected anticoagulation therapy can help to reduce the medical costs of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that direct oral anticoagulants can be a more cost-effective alternative than traditional warfarin therapy when the patient’s place of residence is taken into consideration. Published in Geospatial Health, […]