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2012-08-13 11:07:30

Daily aspirin usage is associated with lower overall cancer mortality, but the association may be smaller than what was previously believed, according to a study published August 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A recent pooled analysis of randomized trials looking at the effects of daily aspirin use as a preventive measure for vascular events found a significant decrease in overall cancer mortality, of 37%, during a 5-year follow-up analysis, and 15% during a ten-year...

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2012-08-12 08:18:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports Taking a daily dose of aspirin can help fight off stomach, esophageal or colorectal cancer, claims a new study published in the latest edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In a study of more than 100,000 healthy individuals who were placed on a daily low-dose aspirin regiment, researchers with the American Cancer Society in Atlanta discovered that the painkilling drug can reduce the risk of developing cancer and slow the spread of...

New Evidence Could Tip The Balance In Aspirin Cancer Prevention Care
2012-04-10 03:27:11

A new report by American Cancer Society scientists says new data showing aspirin's potential role in reducing the risk of cancer death bring us considerably closer to the time when cancer prevention can be included in clinical guidelines for the use of aspirin in preventative care. The report, published early online in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, says even a 10% reduction in overall cancer incidence beginning during the first 10 years of treatment could tip the balance of benefits and...

2012-04-04 20:53:35

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, and evidence-based national guidelines promote the use of daily aspirin for women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. However, less than half of the women who could benefit from aspirin are taking it, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at the Journal of Women´s Health website. “Based on this...

Do Daily Doses Of Aspirin Reduce Risk Of Cancer?
2012-03-21 11:08:18

Two new studies published this week have found that taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading. The cheap drug not only appears to stop cancers developing in the first place, but also prevents them from spreading to other parts of the body, the study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, says. Researchers from the University of Oxford found that after three years of daily aspirin use, the risk of developing cancer...

Most Hospitalizations Among Seniors Due To Four Drug Types
2011-11-26 05:39:35

Four types of drugs are responsible for the majority of hospitalizations of older Americans each year, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has discovered. Among U.S. residents aged 65 and older, there are a total of 100,000 drug-related emergency hospitalizations each year, and two-thirds of them result from the blood thinner warfarin, insulin, oral anti-platelets such as aspirin, and oral diabetes drugs, lead researcher and CDC Medication Safety Program Director...

Researchers Claim Aspirin Reduces Risk Of Colon Cancer
2011-10-28 09:04:49

New research from the British universities Newcastle and Leeds suggest that taking two aspirin a day for two years reduces the long-term risk of hereditary colon cancer by as much as 60 percent in those people with a family history of the disease.  The findings of the study, published in The Lancet, could have implications for the wider population, though more research is needed to determine an ideal dosage for different groups of people. Scientists described the results as...

2011-09-12 14:48:55

The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the use of low-dose aspirin increases the risk for GI bleeding, with the risk being increased further with accompanying use of cardiovascular disease-preventing therapies, such as clopidogrel and anticoagulants. In patients who took...

2011-07-20 16:04:00

Boxed warning says daily aspirin doses above 100 milligrams decrease effectiveness SILVER SPRING, Md., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the blood-thinning drug Brilinta (ticagrelor) to reduce cardiovascular death and heart attack in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) ACS includes a group of symptoms for any condition, such as unstable angina or heart...

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2011-07-20 13:40:00

A new study has found that if heart disease patients stop taking aspirin it could raise their heart attack risk, reports BBC News. Researchers said that users stop taking aspirin against medical advice, which puts them at a 60 percent greater risk of a non-fatal heart attack. The findings come from a U.K. database of about 40,000 patients who had been prescribed the drug by their doctor. For the 1,000 patients that took part in the study, there were about four extra cases of non-fatal...


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