Aspirin is a proven way to help some people prevent a second heart attack or stroke. When aspirin is used this way it is called aspirin secondary prevention. It appears that aspirin also may help prevent a first heart attack or stroke in some people.
Researchers reported the first evidence that a new class of drugs known to dramatically lower cholesterol may also reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and other serious consequences of cardiovascular disease. The drugs represent the most important new class of cholesterol-lowering medications since the first statin was approved in 1987.
One of the most common items in your medicine cabinet may be a strong weapon against cancer. Evidence suggests taking a low-dose aspirin (81 milligrams) daily may protect you from developing many types of cancer, including those hardest to treat successfully. Aspirin reduces the risk of cancer by fighting inflammation which is thought to be an important part of the immune system’s healthy response to sickness, injury or disease.
Years ago, butter was considered a no-no. Vegetable-oil-based margarine surged in popularity as doctors began to understand the dangers of saturated fat. But the butter-versus-margarine choice turned out be more complicated. Each choice has its pros and cons.
For years, doctors and dietitians have encouraged us to eat less dietary fat. But growing evidence suggests that obesity comes not from eating too much fat but too many carbs. Evidence from a variety of scientific studies is accumulating to show that low carb diets not only help us lose weight, but also promote heart health.
People have been aware of the health related dangers of air pollution for decades and governments around the world have worked to reduce smog and similar air quality problems. But there has been little progress to reduce the sound pollution that surrounds us daily. Perhaps it is because unlike smog, sound waves aren’t visible. If we could “see” sound, we might be alarmed by how much harmful noise we are exposed to every day.