Location of Body Fat May Predict Arterial Stiffness: Study

SATURDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that different patterns of fat distribution in black and white women may predict increased arterial stiffness, which is associated with cardiovascular disease.

Aspirin's Clot-Prevention Ability Blunted by Dietary Fat: Study

SATURDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin's ability to prevent potentially deadly blood clots may be hindered by elevated levels of fatty acids in the bloodstream, a new study suggests.

Young Kids' Prescriptions Not Always on the Mark

SATURDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- After reviewing more than 50,000 prescriptions for narcotic-containing drugs given to kids up to age 3, researchers found that about 4 percent were given an overdose.

Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests

SATURDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Although faith in a higher power may bring you great comfort, leading a religious life won't help reduce high blood pressure, a small study suggests.