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Baby Aspirin? Many Doctors Don't Recommend, Despite Guidelines

Baby Aspirin? Many Doctors Don't Recommend, Despite Guidelines A majority of middle-aged men and women eligible to take aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke do not recall their doctors ever telling them to do so, according to a University of Rochester study of a national sample of more than 3,000 patients … Full News […]

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Point of View: Take two aspirin and call your algorithm in the morning

Point of View: Take two aspirin and call your algorithm in the morning I knew this was going to happen. I warned my patients that when they read the fine print of the Obamacare changes, they wouldn't be very happy. First, it became obvious that many people's annual deductibles had in fact climbed this year […]

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Cancer Fighting: Aspirin Benefits More

Cancer Fighting: Aspirin Benefits More Many people will likely begin taking a daily aspirin for the health benefits, especially since a new study has linked aspirin to fighting cancer. However, aspirin can actually do more than prevent certain conditions. Most people reach for an occasional … Full News here – Read more on Guardian Liberty […]

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Here Is Another Reason to Take Aspirin Daily

Here Is Another Reason to Take Aspirin Daily In their study, published in the journal Annals of Oncology, London researchers reviewed research on the risks of taking aspirin for preventative uses. They found that taking aspirin daily for 10 years could decrease cases of bowel cancer by 35% and … Full News here – Read […]

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Does a daily aspirin prevent cancer?

Does a daily aspirin prevent cancer? An aspirin a day can reduce the odds of getting cancers of the colon, oesophagus and stomach, according to a study published in Annals of Oncology. The researchers say the benefits would be a 45% drop in oesophageal cancer deaths, 35% in colorectal … Full News here – Read more […]

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US Patients Commonly Prescribed High-Dose Aspirin After MI

US Patients Commonly Prescribed High-Dose Aspirin After MI DALLAS, TX — American doctors may be unwittingly putting their MI patients at risk because they have not kept up with changes in practice guidelines pertaining to aspirin dose post-MI, a new study warns. Many US patients who have an MI are discharged … Full News here – […]

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Do Aspirin and Ibuprofen Interact?

Do Aspirin and Ibuprofen Interact? In 2006, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted healthcare professionals about the potential for ibuprofen to interfere with the antiplatelet effect of low-dose aspirin (81 mg daily). Ibuprofen (a reversible inhibitor) may interact with … Full News here – Read more on Medscape

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Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy

Docs May Miss Out on Recommending Aspirin Therapy There a number of reasons why doctors may not recommend aspirin therapy to patients, including competing demands, lack of time to properly assess a patient's eligibility for the therapy and uncertainty about the benefits of the therapy compared to … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality ?

Does Aspirin Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality ? Dr. Thorat : Accumulating evidence supports an effect of aspirin in reducing cancer incidence and mortality. Our analyses show that for average-risk individuals aged 50-65y taking aspirin for 10 years, there would be a relative reduction of between 7% … Full News here – Read more on Medical […]

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Is a Baby Aspirin a Day the New Apple?

Is a Baby Aspirin a Day the New Apple? He figured it was the aspirin chewing gum people were using for pain relief. Maybe it interfered with blood clotting. Craven tested the idea out on himself. He took 12 aspirin a day till he got a “profuse nosebleed.” Then he did it a couple more […]

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How Aspirin Can Prevent Breast Cancer

How Aspirin Can Prevent Breast Cancer Doctors are beginning to learn that body weight could have a role in determining a woman's risk for breast cancer as well as her ability to survive it — and according to new research, a surprisingly simple over-the-counter drug could help with prevention. Full News here – Read more […]

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Aspirin created: Aug. 10, 1897

Aspirin created: Aug. 10, 1897 Felix Hoffman, a German chemist motivated by his father's constant pain from rheumatoid arthritis, becomes the first to create a stable form of a drug called acetylsalicylic acid. Two years later, it will be patented under its more familiar name … Full News here – Read more on HealthCentral.com

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New Tactics Needed: Aspirin Studies in Colon Cancer Illustrate Shortcomings of

New Tactics Needed: Aspirin Studies in Colon Cancer Illustrate Shortcomings of … The analysis revealed a striking 83% reduction in the risk of subsequent death following the diagnosis of the malignancy with subsequent aspirin use but only in those individuals whose cancer possessed a PIK3CA abnormality, with no benefit being … Full News here – […]

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Daily Aspirin Use May Prevent Cancer

Daily Aspirin Use May Prevent Cancer Many people already take an aspirin once a day to reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke. Accumulating evidence has also suggested that aspirin could cut the risk of a cancer diagnosis or the chance of dying from … Full News here […]

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Why don't more docs tell heart patients to take aspirin?

Why don't more docs tell heart patients to take aspirin? There's evidence a daily low dose of aspirin can protect against cardiovascular disease, but the people who could most benefit from the medication may not be taking it. A new study shows that only 40 percent of people who are at high risk of … […]

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