Statins fail to hold off Alzheimer’s in study

By Kathleen Fackelmann, USA TODAY Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins did not protect elderly people from Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia, a study reports today.

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St John’s Wort Vindicated

Three years ago, the results of a study examining St. John’s sort (Hypericum perforatum) versus a popular antidepressant (Zoloft) appeared n the widely read Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Media coverage of this study blared: “St. John’s Wort Ineffective for Depression.”

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