Aspirin

An Aspirin A Day Does Not Keep Dementia At Bay

Daily low-dose aspirin as prevention therapy takes another hit, this time for not reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease or cognitive impairment in a large randomized study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research

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Daily Aspirin Does Not Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Older men and women who took low-dose aspirin did not show improvements in memory or a lower risk of dementia.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia

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Adaptable: The Future Of Big Clinical Trial Design?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- A randomized trial now underway is a model for future studies that remain affordable, researchers suggested. Titled "Aspirin Dosing: A Patient-Centric Trial Assessing Benefits and Long-term Effectiveness" (ADAPTABLE), the...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Medical Research

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Covid-19 Spread; Aspirin And Liver Cancer: It's Tthealthwatch!

]]>(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Podcasts, Medical Research

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Weekly Health Quiz: Coronavirus, Aspirin And Immunity

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

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Risk For Liver Cancer Down With Low-dose Aspirin In Hepatitis B, C

WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 -- Low-dose aspirin is associated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with chronic viral hepatitis, according to a study published in the March 12 issue of the New England Journal of...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Medical Research

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Aspirin, The Original Wonder Drug

In recent years, its reputation has been sullied by recognition of potentially serious side effects, especially dangerous bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract or the brain.

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Column: Joe Biden Just Turned Into The Aspirin America Needs For Its Trump Headache

Biden, bugs in plain view, increasingly seems to be the right heartbroken man for this heartbroken time.
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Just How Bad Is Missing A Few Preeclampsia Prophylaxis Doses?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Greater aspirin adherence was associated with better preeclampsia prevention in high-risk pregnancies, according to an observational cohort study. Inadequate adherence, seen in 63 of 145 women prescribed prophylactic aspirin...
Related topics: Preeclampsia, Medical Research

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I Thought I Knew A Lot About How To Prevent Heart Disease. I Was Surprised By What I Didn’t Know.

Cardiologists now say “no” to baby aspirin, fish oil and warn that younger women should be aware of greater death risk if they do have a heart attack. Also, beware the switch to daylight saving time.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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New Guidelines On Aspirin In Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at higher risks of cardiovascular events than...
Related topics: Cardiology

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Researchers Challenge New Guidelines On Aspirin In Primary Prevention

New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet, people over 70 are at higher risks of cardiovascular events than...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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A Daily Aspirin For Pregnancy?

Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth.

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Meta-analysis: Aspirin Good Against Vte After Joint Surgery

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Aspirin use after hip or knee arthroplasty appeared on par with standard agents for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, a meta-analysis found. The odds of any postoperative VTE -- symptomatic or not -- were about...

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Dropping Aspirin Post Pci: Are We There Yet?

Is P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy post PCI ready to go mainstream? Michelle O'Donoghue considers the question of when to drop aspirin in the context of recent trials on antiplatelet therapy. theheart.org on Medscape

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Astrazeneca's Brilinta Beats Aspirin In Trial For Reducing Stroke Chances

AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced that its blood thinner drug Brilinta met its primary endpoint in a late-stage trial. Patients that had taken a combined treatment of Brilinta and aspirin saw a significant reduction in the chance of stroke or death...
Related topics: Astrazeneca, Stroke

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Low-dose Aspirin Cuts Preterm Delivery In Nulliparous Women

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Among nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies from low-income and middle-income countries, the incidence of preterm delivery before 37 weeks is reduced for those receiving low-dose aspirin versus placebo, according to...
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Aspirin Can Help Stem The Tide Of Stroke. Why Aren’t More Doctors Prescribing It?

First sold commercially 119 years ago, aspirin is a remarkable drug. Cheap and with few side effects, its benefits include the ability to prevent blood cells from clotting. As a result, it’s given to patients who have suffered heart attacks,...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Stroke

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Medical News Today: Aspirin: Friend Or Foe After Breast Cancer?

A new study focuses on DNA change to investigate why aspirin use is linked to different outcomes in different individuals after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, DNA, Genetics

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Aspirin May No Longer Have Effect In Primary Cvd Prevention

MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Aspirin may not be effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, according to research published online Nov. 21 in Family Practice. Frank Moriarty, Ph.D., from the Royal College of...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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