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As ever, more confusion about ASA

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On the one hand, a large study that was published a while ago known as ASPREE (don’t ask) concluded that elderly users of daily low-dose aspirin, which we always defer to as ASA, were actually at increased risk of dying compared to people who weren’t using daily ASA, which ran counter to several previous studies […]

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Avoid routine thyroid tests

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I know a middle-aged nameless someone who told their doctor that they had gained a few pounds over a few years. So, as is pretty routine these days, they were promptly tested for their thyroid hormone level, even though they had absolutely no symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels, that is, no coldness, no sluggishness, […]

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LDL – Lots (of) Dispute Lately

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If you’re as weird as me, then you’ve no doubt often wondered why, if “cholesterol” is really as deadly as it’s made out to be (especially that “bad” form of lipids known as LDL), then why are at least half (perhaps as many as 3/4) of all heart attacks said to occur in people with […]

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How quickly things change

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Wanna know how quickly viruses mutate to become resistant to medication? Well, even if you don’t wanna know, read on because this is a really, really serious issue. This is from the Endpoint New website: “In 2018, Shionogi rolled out Xofluza in Japan as a one-dose kill for influenza, with Roche following suit in the […]