December 16, 2015
- Acetaminophen Doesn’t Offer Much Relief for Influenza Symptoms
The recommendation for patients trying to deal with influenza symptoms often has been “Take two Tylenol and call me in the morning.” A New Zealand study calls that advice into question, however. Find out what researchers discovered about acetaminophen’s effectiveness in relieving flu symptoms.
ADT for Prostate Cancer Linked to Significantly Greater Alzheimer’s Risk
Androgen-deprivation therapy might be effective in slowing the growth of prostate cancer tumors, but the treatment comes with a range of adverse effects. Now, researchers suggest that ADT also could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, especially if used for an extended period of time. Here are the details.
- Half of Americans Meeting High LDL Cholesterol Criteria Don’t Take Statins
While the use of statins has increased over the last decade or so, many Americans eligible for cholesterol-lowering medications still remain untreated, according to a new CDC study. Find out what groups are most likely be going without treatment for high LDL cholesterol levels.
BP Kiosk Information Allows Pharmacists to Recommend Improvements
What if the blood pressure kiosk taking up space in drugstores could communicate with pharmacists, who, in turn, could help patients improve hypertension control? That’s what happened in a pilot study conducted at community pharmacies in Minnesota. Here are details on the program’s effectiveness.