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C-reactive protein linked to mortality, but not stroke, in multiethnic group

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elevated levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an inflammatory marker, predicted mortality and myocardial infarction but not stroke in a multiethnic cohort. “Our study population is unique in that it includes a multiethnic population with a high...

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Lupus anticoagulant greatly ups thrombosis risk in young women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In young women, the presence of lupus anticoagulant is associated with a more than 40-fold increased risk of stroke and 5-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction compared with the general population of young adult women, according to a study from the Netherlands. ...

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Evidence “compelling” that statin therapy has benefits in COPD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is “compelling evidence” for a benefit of statins in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the evidence is not yet strong enough to expand statin indications beyond vascular protection, Canadian researchers report in the September issue of the journal...

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