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AbbVie 2Q earnings continue climb on Humira sales

AbbVie Inc. topped Wall Street expectations in its second full quarter as a standalone company due to higher sales of its best-selling drug Humira. Full story

Unnecessary repeat cholesterol tests common: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One-third of people with heart disease have their cholesterol levels checked more often than guidelines recommend, a new study of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients suggests. Full story

Isis shares jump after experimental drug cuts blood fat

(Reuters) - Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc <ISIS.O> rose as much as 24 percent after the drugmaker said its experimental drug reduced triglycerides, a type of fat, in blood and increased the level of "good" cholesterol. Full story

Does adding exercise to a diet help heavy kids?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tacking regular exercise on to a diet program for obese kids and teens typically doesn't help them lose any more weight, a new review of past data suggests. Full story

Metabolic syndrome has declined, some risks persist

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. Full story

Flaxseed no help for kids with high cholesterol

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite some evidence it might be beneficial for adults, eating flaxseed every day didn't help children with high cholesterol get their numbers down, in a small new study. Full story

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  5 must-have medical tests

Dr. Keri Peterson of Women’s Health magazine shares the latest information on must-have screenings for women, explaining how often you should have your blood pressure, thyroid, and other functions checked.

  Keep your family healthy with DIY home medical kits

More and more people are self-diagnosing simple ailments these days instead of enduring long waits in doctor’s offices and troubling with insurance claims. Dr. Keri Peterson, who writes a column for Women’s Health, shows off some simple and effective DIY medical kits.

  Aegerion CEO on Promise of Biopharma

Marc Beer, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses a drug in the company's pipeline that treats patients with severe cholesterol disorder.

  Next Generation Cholesterol Fighters

CNBC's Seema Mody reports which companies are diving into the injectable cholesterol fighters.

  Tips for lowering cholesterol and more

TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer shares the latest news and celebrity buzz in the health world, including how singer Pink got her pre-baby body back, the best ways to lower your cholesterol, and a new study that suggests cranberry juice may not help prevent UTIs.

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Handout of Merck cholesterol drug Vytorin
Handout of Merck cholesterol drug Vytorin

This undated handout image, provided by Merck & Co. Inc. on March 9, 2009, shows the cholesterol drug Vytorin. REUTERS/Courtesy of Merck/Handout

Overweight man (©Ron Edmonds / AP file)
Overweight man (©Ron Edmonds / AP file)

**FILE** An overweight man is shown in Washington in this 2003 file photo. A new study suggests that a surprising number of overweight people, about half, have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while an equally startling number of trim people suffer from some of the ills associated with