Lowering blood pressure prevents worsening brain damage in elderly: Study suggests more aggressive hypertension treatment could help preserve brain function as well as reduce cardiovascular events

Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130

States with strict gun laws see more homicides when they border states with lax ones: Over a 5-year period, most guns found in states with strict gun laws were obtained from less restrictive states

Gun-related homicide rates in states with strict gun laws increase when neighboring states have less restrictive laws as a result

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment: Triclosan added to toothpaste, mouthwash to kill bacteria inadvertently makes such cells stronger

Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. People snap up those items to protect themselves

Lack of standard dosage for blood thinners can lead to bleeding during bariatric surgery: The study suggests better measures for accurate dosages of blood thinners in obese patients

Rutgers researchers have found a way to reduce bleeding in patients following bariatric surgery. The study, which appeared in the