Statins – those ubiquitous drugs used to lower cholesterol levels – are big business! Over 20 million Americans are currently being treated with statin drugs at a cost that runs into billions of dollars every year. Some of my cardiologist friends are so convinced that statin drugs prevent death from heart attacks that they have said, only half-joking, that...

Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system — your body’s defenseĀ  — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good. We need it to survive — to help us determine friend from foe.The trouble occurs when that defense system...

The chemical found in plastic food and drink containers causes heart disease, researchers have confirmed. Traces of the chemical, BPA (Biphenol A), are detectable in 90 per cent of people. The link to heart disease has been established by researchers from the Peninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter, who studied BPA levels in a large US population study over...