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Brain disease found in former NRL players

A disease linked to repeated concussions in American sport has been found in the brains of two former Australian rugby league players. The discovery is the first time Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been identified in an NRL athlete. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in former players of American football, ice hockey, soccer, rugby… Read More »

FDA Approves New Treatments Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine) and Vyndamax (tafamidis) for Heart Disease Caused by Transthyretin Mediated Amyloidosis

Print this page May 06, 2019 — On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vyndaqel (tafamidis meglumine) and Vyndamax (tafamidis) capsules for the treatment of the heart disease (cardiomyopathy) caused by transthyretin mediated amyloidosis (ATTR-CM) in adults. These are the first FDA-approved treatments for ATTR-CM. Vyndaqel and Vyndamax have the same active… Read More »

Chronic Stress Raises Your Risk of Several Types of Cardiovascular Disease

Stress has enormous implications for your health. From an evolutionary perspective, the stress response is a lifesaving biological function that enables you to instinctively square-off against an assailant, run away from a predator or take down a prey. However, those of us living in the modern world are now activating this same biological reaction in… Read More »