It’s Official. Vitamins Don’t Do Much for Health

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. Vitamins. If you are like the majority of American adults, you took a vitamin or supplement recently. Over-the-counter sales of these products in … Read more

A new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? | Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. … Read more

Task force’s updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

CNN – After years of recommending regular aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke, scientists now see little benefit for most healthy people, and say it may contribute to a risk of bleeding in your stomach or brain that goes up as you get older. The US Preventive Service Task Force has finalized its latest … Read more

New heart failure guidelines add another type of meds to treatment recommendations

CNN – The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America released new guidelines Friday that add a fourth class of medication to the recommended treatment plan for people who have a condition called heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Heart failure is caused by weakened muscles that … Read more

Shane Warne: Australian cricket great dies aged 52

CNN – Australian cricketer Shane Warne, considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, has died at the age of 52, his management company confirmed to CNN on Friday. “It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away from a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand … Read more

Covid-19 linked with key cardiovascular risks: Study | Latest News India

Covid-19 puts people at a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease up to a year after infection and the chances are higher if the disease was more severe, according to an analysis involving the records of over 150,000 people who were infected by the coronavirus in the United States. The study was based on healthcare … Read more