Research briefs

Statins linked to delirium

Taking statins could increase the risk of postoperative delirium in elderly patients by 28 per cent, Canadian research suggests. (CMAJ Online 2008).

Clean teeth cut MI risk
Keeping your teeth clean could help to prevent a heart attack, according to UK research. The study found poor dental hygiene could allow bacteria into the bloodstream. The findings were presented at last week's Society for General Microbiology conference in Dublin.

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