His coronary attack at age 53 came unexpectedly. He was in good health generally. According to co-workers he took his work seriously and appeared depressed and anxious in the weeks ahead of his death. Teachers, nurses, doctors and police are in especially stressful occupations. They are constantly coping with members of the general public and clinical tests show that people of the professions have high prices of stress, anxiety and depression.Another Blow to Magic Bullet Drugs: Statins Impair Brains Statin drugs can reduce soaring cholesterol levels, according to countless ads touting these supposed wonder drugs, which means they are filled with health advantages because they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The problem is a bunch of unwanted effects from eye problems and muscle pain to heart arrhythmias and liver disorders have been linked to these widely prescribed medicines. Now comes research by an Iowa State University scientist that highly suggests statins also could possibly be robbing brains of thinking power and memory by doing just what they are supposed to do – – decrease cholesterol.