Tag Archives: CVD: Cardiovascular Disease

Low Dose Aspirin for the Over-Fifties? (BBC News / Annals of Oncology)

Summary Analysis of roughly 200 studies investigating the benefits and harms of taking aspirin indicates that a small dose of aspirin every day could help to prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers. Approximately 122,000 deaths could be prevented … Continue reading

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Statins: Effective, Affordable and Acceptable Risk-Benefit Profile (BBC News / NICE / BMJ / BMC Medicine)

Summary According to latest guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), four out of ten adults in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be eligible for statins; even though they are at relatively low risk of … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous International Care of the Elderly-Related Guidelines

James, PA. Oparil, S. [and] Carter, BL. [et al] (2014). 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. February 5th 2014; … Continue reading

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Reducing Excess Winter Deaths and Illnesses Associated With Cold Homes: Guideline Consultation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has raised draft guidance on how to reduce deaths and illnesses among elderly people in winter. The advice also covers other groups vulnerable to the cold, including people with respiratory … Continue reading

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Avoidable Mortality in England and Wales (NHS Choices / BBC News / ONS)

Summary The Office for National Statistics (ONS) takes avoidable mortality to mean deaths caused by “conditions which should not occur in the presence of timely and effective health care or through wider public health interventions”. According to latest statistics, in … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines Recommend More People to Use Statins (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that more middle-aged people should be given cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against cardiovascular disease (CVD) and strokes. Draft guidance recommends offering statins to people with a 10% or … Continue reading

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