Heart Test Little Value, Tylenol Wins Most Dangerous, Statins and Kidney Failure, Caffeine and Cancer

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Study Suggests C-reactive Protein Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

But there’s a hot debate under way about whether CRP itself hurts the heart or whether it’s just an innocent bystander…More

Another Chapter in the Long History of Exposing the Dangers of the Most Popular Drug in America

Acetaminophen, the unpronounceable name for the most widely used pain reliever in the United States (TYLENOL), can destroy the liver in ordinary or near-ordinary doses…More

Muscle Damage from Interactions Between Statins and Other Commonly Prescribed Drugs

Some of the widely used class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may cause rhabdomyolysis (severe, sometimes fatal, muscle damage) …More

Hormones May Tie Caffeine To Cancer Risk

Coffee and general caffeine intake may affect a woman’s levels of estrogen and other sex hormones…More


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