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The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects. from www.shutterstock.com

How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
It’s better to build a fence at the top of a cliff than spend a fortune on ambulances and treatment facilities to care for all those who fall. ChameleonsEye/Shutterstock

The rule of rescue

* This is the first in an occasional series of articles on must-read, indispensible papers in public health. Forty-one years ago when I started working in public health, there was a parable someone would…
Public hospitals have a remarkably unhealthy food environment. Ralf/Flickr

Public hospitals owe their workers (and visitors) better food

Apart from treating the ill and injured, public hospitals are workplaces that – positively or negatively – affect the health and well-being of their employees. Ensuring easy access to healthy food and…

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