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Is Stevia Better for Your Skin than Sugar?
Derived from a plant related to the daisy and ragweed, stevia has been used as a sweetener (and natural remedy for burns, colic and stomach conditions) in South America for centuries. It’s calorie-free, and is actually 200 times sweeter than sugar... More »
Can Your Diet Be Too Low in Sodium?
You’re eating more whole foods and less packaged foods that are high in dietary sodium -- and you’re not using the salt shaker. Most people get far too much sodium in their diet -- but can you go too low? More »
How Energy Drinks Impact the Heart
Coffee has been a common wake-up tool for a long time. Now, high-octane energy drinks are popular for packing an even bigger kick. Researchers wanted to know how these drinks affect the heart. More »
Amgen cholesterol drug appears safe, cut LDL 52 percent at 1 year: study
By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS (Reuters) - Amgen Inc's experimental heart medicine from a closely watched new class of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors lowered "bad" LDL cholesterol 52 percent after one year with no major ... More »
Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests
MONDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not appear to raise the risk of memory loss or dementia, a new review finds. "In February 2012, largely based on anecdotal reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issu... More »
Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person's risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The pro... More »