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Biologic therapy in patients with severe psoriasis is associated with significant improvements in coronary-artery plaque characteristics, according to new research.

Lead author Dr Nehal Mehta from

Reuters Health15th February 2019

Dementia, a syndromal diagnosis, has multiple and varied risk factors and pathologies.

Therefore, the most promising current strategy for dementia risk reduction is to target known risk factors.

Australia’s guidelines for managing absolute cardiovascular disease risk should be a ‘living’ document that can be updated as new evidence emerges, public health specialists say.

As the most recent

In paediatric cancer patients, mitoxantrone appears to be at least ten times as cardiotoxic as doxorubicin therapy, while daunorubicin therapy may be less so, according to a large cohort study.


Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are being treated similarly, whether or not they have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but this may be raising mortality rates, a registry study shows.

More than

An elderly man with a history of coronary artery disease got more bang from a marijuana lollipop than he was expecting when the ensuing hallucinations lead to a myocardial infarction.

The 70-year-old

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14th February 2019

The question: which GPs will start prescribing new drugs to their patients soonest?

Researchers now have an answer of sorts. It seems to be male GPs working as practice principals in Queensland who

Levels of apolipoprotein B (APoB) may be a better predictor of coronary heart disease risk than either low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or triglyceride levels, an international study

Having an infection with an oncogenic strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) puts women at greater risk of CVD, a large study suggests.

Data from more than 63,000 Korean women undergoing mandatory

Analysis of the longest follow-up data yet suggests major outcomes are similar after trans-catheter (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in low-risk patients.

But secondary outcomes

High-intensity, high-volume physical activity is not associated with increased all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in men, despite an association with higher levels of coronary artery calcification