Tag Archives: Aspirin

Clopidogrel Adds No Benefit to Rivaroxaban+Aspirin

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — The VOYAGER PAD results from more than 6,500 patients created the biggest evidence base by far ever collected from patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent a vascular intervention, and showed that the combination of …

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For People With Hepatitis, Daily Aspirin Might Lower Liver Cancer Risk

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with hepatitis B or C are at greater risk for liver cancer, but a low-dose aspirin a day might significantly lower that risk, a new study suggests. Over a median of nearly eight years of follow-up, 4% of …

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting. But the benefit was only …

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Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too

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WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Dental care was decidedly primitive back in the time of the Neanderthals. But new research suggests these long-gone relatives of humans already had 21st century solutions to toothache pain — aspirin, and perhaps even penicillin. The study was led by Laura Weyrich, of …

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Skipping Aspirin Before Artery Procedure May Boost Death Rates

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THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) — Patients who do not receive aspirin before they undergo coronary angioplasty have a higher risk of death, a new study reports. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure to clear blocked heart arteries in order to restore blood flow. Leading medical groups recommend that patients receive …

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Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study of COPD sufferers, researchers found that aspirin was linked to fewer …

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Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Will an aspirin a day keep prostate cancer at bay? Not necessarily, according to new research. Danish scientists say low-dose aspirin doesn’t seem to reduce a man’s risk of death from prostate cancer, but it may slow down the …

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Aspirin, the Original Wonder Drug

Aspirin, the Original Wonder Drug

Aspirin, the original wonder drug, has long been a go-to medicine for millions, a Jack-of-all trades remedy that is readily available and cheap. Championed for its ability to relieve pain, fever and inflammation, aspirin has been a staple in home medicine cabinets and first-aid kits for more than a century. …

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Aspirin ‘Resistance’ May Make for Worse Strokes: Study

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who are “resistant” to aspirin may be at risk for larger, more severe strokes, South Korean researchers report. Doctors often prescribe low-dose aspirin to people at high risk of stroke because the drug helps prevent blood clots. But …

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Daily Aspirin Can Bring Heart Benefits, But Risks Too

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THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For people who have both type 2 diabetes and heart failure, new research offers a mixed message on taking a daily low-dose aspirin. The study found the daily pill can reduce the risk for heart failure-related hospitalization and death in people who have …

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