Health News

Aspirin Can Become a Pain in the Butt, Literally
Low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), also known as aspirin, is commonly used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Now, new research shows that low-dose aspirin is associated with mucosal breaks.
The Sound of Sleep Deprivation
Prolonged exposure to loud workplace noise resulting in hearing loss may also impact the quality of sleep.
Women Under Pressure
New research indicates middle-aged women could reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering their systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts).
Costs of Cardiovascular Disease Enough to Make Your Heart Race
Costs associated with treating heart disease and heart conditions increased more than 200 percent in Canada from 1996 to 2006, and are expected to triple in the U.S. by 2030.
Brain Surgery Treats Hypertension?
Deep-brain stimulation (DBS), which incorporates a surgical implant similar to a cardiac pacemaker that sends electrical pulses to the brain, may provide relief from treatment-resistant high blood pressure.
Smoking May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
The association between smoking tobacco and lung cancer is inextricable, but it may also increase risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Blocking Renegade Gene Could Stop the Spread of Cancer
Blocking a rogue gene known as WWP2 has led scientists at the University of East Anglia to better understanding of how cancer spreads -- and how to stop it.
Can Staying Warm Make You Fat?
Rising indoor temperatures may, in part, account for rising obesity rates in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new study from University College London.
Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers
Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in foods appears most effective way to cut intake.
Run Your Butt Off
Exercise helps reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and Alingsås Hospital.