Measuring how fat we are

Body mass index is the most well-known way of measuring fat stored in the body, but waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio measure different types of fat that may increase the risk of certain health problems. (Locked) More »

Do PPIs have long-term side effects?

Proton-pump inhibitors relieve acid reflux, but people who take them long-term may be more susceptible to certain bacterial infections, pneumonia, and bone fractures. (Locked) More »

Changing the cardiovascular prevention game

Results of the JUPITER trial showed that people with low LDL cholesterol but with a high C-reactive protein level who took the statin rosuvastatin had a dramatic decrease in risk of serious cardiovascular events. (Locked) More »

What's up…and what's not

Results of drug trials and studies: selenium does not lower prostate cancer risk, lifestyle factors have a definite effect on longevity, and a possible correlation between physical warmth and opinion of warmth of personality. (Locked) More »