Does Aspirin Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer?

There has been a growing body of evidence suggesting that regular use of aspirin may lower the risk of certain cancers, particularly those of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This gradual upsurge in interest has been countered, however, by the well-known risks associated with aspirin—notably… read more >

ALS: Why is Everyone Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Is your Facebook feed flooded with videos of friends and celebrities doing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”?¬†Everyone from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg has dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in an effort to raise awareness for ALS. But how much do you… read more >

The Best Summer Alternatives to Boston Bar Hopping

Despite the fact that happy hours have been banned in the state of Massachusetts since 1984, alcohol is still a pretty consistent staple in Boston’s social scene. “Whether you’ve moved to Boston as a student, new professional or an empty-nester, it can be hard… read more >

Does Birth Control Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

A recent study that links birth control use to an increased breast cancer risk caused a stir when news outlets splashed the findings across front pages without adequate context. The¬†study, published in this month’s Cancer Research suggests that using certain types of birth control… read more >