New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke

Getting really angry might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found people who experienced severe anger outbursts were more at risk for cardiovascular events in the two hours following the outbursts compared to those who remained calm. “The relative risk was similar for people who had known pre-existing heart disease and thoseContinue reading “New study shows that anger outbursts acutely raise risk of heart attack and stroke”

Daily aspirin may increase risk for age-related blindness

Many people take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, but new research suggests the added benefits may be coming at the expense of pill-takers’ eyesight. A 15-year-study published Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that people taking regular aspirin faced a higher risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the leading causes of blindnessContinue reading “Daily aspirin may increase risk for age-related blindness”