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By Lachlan Mackinnon A DAILY dose of aspirin could help fight the bone disease osteoporosis, a study has found. Tests on mice found the pain-killing drug prevented the premature death of bone forming cells called osteoblasts. It also blocked the effects of osteoclasts - destructive cells.
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MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New health policies released yesterday by the American Medical Association (AMA) include a resolution to increase physician education about the importance of counseling patients on the appropriate use of aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Stroke patients who use ibuprofen for arthritis pain or other conditions while taking aspirin to reduce the risk of a second stroke undermine aspirin's ability to act as an anti-platelet agent, researchers at the University at Buffalo have shown.
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By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has found no increased risk of miscarriage with aspirin use. But more research is needed, the study's lead author told Reuters Health, to establish that aspirin is indeed safe for pregnant women.
By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - People treated with the antibiotic gentamicin can reduce the risk of permanent hearing loss, a possible side effect, by also taking aspirin, a study showed on Wednesday.
Studies have suggested that aspirin is less effective for preventing heart attack in women than in men, although women do benefit from a similar reduction in risk of stroke due to a blocked artery.
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The benefits of taking aspirin regularly differs between men and women, reducing the risk of heart attacks in men while reducing the risk of strokes in women, researchers said on Tuesday.
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