Tag Archives: Framingham Stroke Risk Score (FSR)

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 Draft guidance recommends offering statins to people with a 10% or … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Decline in Adults Aged Over 50 (NHS Choices / Age and Ageing)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has released a number of critical appraisals during 2012 about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Reference Full Text Link (a) Smoking ‘rots brain’ causing mental decline. … Continue reading

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