Aspirin

Evidence Supports Use Of High-dose Aspirin For Migraine

FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Evidence supports the use of high-dose aspirin for treating acute migraine and low-dose aspirin for prevention of recurrent attacks, according to a review recently published in the American Journal of Medicine. Bianca...
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Fewer Blacks Use Aspirin Therapy For Primary Prevention Of Cvd

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Low-dose aspirin is used less consistently by blacks than whites for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and its impact on ischemic cardiac disease varies by race, according to a study published...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Study: Adding Aspirin To Doac? Better Have A Good Reason

]]>(MedPage Today) -- ORLANDO -- Patients who took direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) along with aspirin for which there was no obvious indication were at significantly greater risk of suffering non-major bleeding in a retrospective study...
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Sometimes, Aspirin May Be Enough To Ease Migraines

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- A cheap, century-old drug in most Americans' medicine cabinets -- aspirin -- may come to the rescue for people suffering from migraines, a new study finds. While there are effective prescription medications, many migraine...
Related topics: Migraine, Medical Research

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Aspirin's Health Benefits Under Scrutiny

Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events, new research suggests.
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Aspirin's Health Benefits Under Scrutiny

Taking a baby aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke should no longer be recommended to patients who haven't already experienced one of these events.
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More Evidence That Aspirin Can Stave Off Death

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Taking aspirin as infrequently as 1 to 3 times a month reduced the risk of all-cause and cancer-related mortality in older adults in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial compared to no...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology

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Aspirin Use May Reduce Cancer, All-cause Mortality In Seniors

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 -- Aspirin use three or more times per week is associated with reductions in all-cause, any cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality among older adults, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Migraine Headaches? Consider Aspirin For Treatment And Prevention

Evidence from 13 randomized trials of the treatment of migraine in 4,222 patients and tens of thousands of patients in prevention of recurrent attacks supports the use of high dose aspirin from 900 to 1,300 milligrams to treat acute migraine as well...
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Even In Acs, Early Aspirin Withdrawal Promising Post-pci

]]>(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- High-risk patients benefited from the withdrawal of aspirin from dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) a few months after stenting for non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a TWILIGHT substudy...
Related topics: Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Antonio Banderas Explains How His Girlfriend Saved His Life When He Had A Heart Attack

Antonio Banderas credits his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel with saving his life when he had a heart attack in 2017. The 59-year-old actor says that the night before the medical emergency, Nicole happened to have purchased maximum strength aspirin for a...

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Aspirin May Slow Growth Of Multiple Intracranial Aneurysms

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 -- Aspirin is associated with a reduced rate of aneurysm growth for patients with multiple intracranial aneurysms, according to a review published online Oct. 29 in the Journal of Neurosurgery. Mario Zanaty, M.D., from the...
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Anti-inflammatory Agents Can Effectively And Safely Curb Major Depressive Symptoms, Study Suggests

Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin/paracetamol, statins, and antibiotics, can safely and effectively curb the symptoms of major depression, finds a pooled analysis of the available evidence.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics, Depression

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Can Aspirin Decrease The Rate Of Intracranial Aneurysm Growth?

Researchers investigated whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. In 146 patients harboring multiple intracranial aneurysms, the researchers found an association between aspirin use and...
Related topics: Aneurysm, Medical Research

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Forget The Delivery Truck. Walgreens Is Delivering Aspirin, Snacks Via Drone

Walgreens customers in¬†Virginia will be able to get those items, and many more,¬†dropped at their doorstep by drone.       
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Aspirin Recs Go Topsy-turvy In New Guidelines: Now What?

ACC/AHA primary prevention guideline authors Bill McEvoy and Mike Miedema discuss practical aspects of aspirin use after its recent downgrade based on studies showing little to no benefit. American College of Cardiology & Medscape
Related topics: Cardiology

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The Week That Wasn't: Cancer Fungus, Rainforest Antibiotic, Anti-pollution Aspirin

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Antibiotics

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Aspirin, Antihistamines: Kids Often Use Otc Drugs In Suicide Attempts

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- More teens are attempting suicide by overdosing on drugs, and new research suggests they are often turning to over-the-counter (OTC) medications like ibuprofen and aspirin in their efforts. Antidepressants, antipsychotics...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ibuprofen, Depression, Antidepressants

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Ticagrelor Sans Aspirin Trial Answers Some Questions About Dapt

TWILIGHT: Ticagrelor Sans Aspirin Trial Answers Some Questions About Dual Antiplatelet Therapy theheart.org on Medscape

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Aspirin May Halve Air Pollution Harms

A new study is the first to report evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin may lessen the adverse effects of air pollution exposure on lung function. The researchers found that the use of any NSAID nearly halved of...
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