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2008-08-04 12:00:31

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraCell Laboratories now offers Aspirin Response Testing (ART(TM)). This newly available test measures a person's response to low-dose aspirin therapy, which is routinely prescribed to millions of Americans for cardiovascular disease prevention. Recent research has shown that the effects of aspirin in reducing blood (platelet) "stickiness" will vary considerably from patient to patient. In fact, conservative estimates suggest that aspirin resistance...

2008-07-28 06:01:23

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CONX) , a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced its collaboration with SpectraCell Corporation, a Houston, Texas-based specialized clinical testing laboratory company providing cardiovascular and nutritional testing nationwide. Under terms of the relationship Corgenix' AspirinWorks(R) product will be used to assess aspirin effect as part of SpectraCell's extensive...

2008-07-21 00:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/15a4fe/china_pva_polyvin) has announced the addition of the "China PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) Industry Report, 2008" report to their offering. Polyvinyl alcohol is a white powder. Its molecular formula is a (C2H4O) n and the English abbreviation is PVA. It is the only water soluble high molecular polymer currently known, and is polymerized by vinyl acetate (VAM) through alcoholysis. Its performance is unique and it can resist...

2008-07-12 06:00:00

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. If the findings are replicated in humans, aspirin could become a cheap and effective way to treat the bone-wasting disease which affects three million people in the UK, mostly women. The disease sets in...

2008-07-08 15:00:12

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 92 years old but still independent - I drive, cook and do necessary house jobs. My biggest problem is achalasia. Food cannot pass down my esophagus and get through the sphincter at its bottom to enter the stomach. Is there anything I can do to avoid the pain and trouble that come with swallowing? - E.M. ANSWER: The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that runs from the throat to the stomach. Through it, food passes to the stomach. The muscles of the esophagus push food...

2008-06-19 18:00:07

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. Notably, in the AMA's announcement release, the Association pointed to the strong evidence supporting aspirin's benefits in preventing cardiovascular (CV) events: "six trials, involving more than 95,000...

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2008-03-12 19:30:00

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. In a cohort of patients seen by physicians at two offices of the Dent Neurologic Institute, 28 patients were identified as taking both aspirin and ibuprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID) daily and all were found to have no...

2006-11-20 12:01:09

WATERBURY, Conn., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DiaSys Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: DYXC) today announced the product introduction of Parasep SF, a solvent free fecal parasite concentrator that eliminates the need for ethyl acetate or ether derived products for the clean and efficient concentration of helminth ova and larvae and protozoal cysts and oocysts. The new dual filter technology removes the smaller fecal debris and solubilizes the fat content so that it does not interfere with...

2006-07-13 07:30:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK - 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. "The findings of this study indicate that taking aspirin may not be risky, but women should really talk with their doctor before taking aspirin or anything else if they are pregnant," Sarah A. Keim of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development...

2006-04-26 16:41:13

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. The finding could be especially important in poorer countries where gentamicin and similar drugs, known as aminoglycosides, are used widely because they are inexpensive and often available over the counter, the researchers said. Millions of people take the drug worldwide each year...