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2013-05-06 23:03:40

Studies conducted on the blood-thinning drug Plavix indicate no benefit when taken with aspirin and may increase changes of suffering a stroke. The Law Firm of d'Oliveira & Associates wishes to inform the general public that with Plavix going generic, cases of side effects associated with the drug may increase. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals and currently the second most commonly prescribed drug on the U.S. market, Plavix is used to...

2013-04-23 22:38:17

Epoxide hydrolase inhibition and thiazolidinediones Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of California at Davis, led by Dr. John Imig and Dr. Bruce Hammock have determined the synergistic actions of inhibiting soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) with tAUCB (trans-4-(4-[3-adamantan-1-yl-ureid]-cyclohexyloxy)-benzoic acid) and activating peroxisome proliferator-activator receptorγ (PPARγ) with the thiazolidinedione rosiglitazone on the...

2013-04-22 22:17:40

Regular use of low-dose aspirin may prevent the progression of breast cancer, according to results of a study by researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., and the University of Kansas Medical Center. The study found that aspirin slowed the growth of breast cancer cell lines in the lab and significantly reduced the growth of tumors in mice. The age-old headache remedy also exhibits the ability to prevent tumor cells from spreading. The lead author of the...

2013-04-22 11:27:41

Risk increases with dose; unrecognized problem, doctors warn Many competitors try to prevent pain interfering with their performance by taking painkillers that are readily available in pharmacies and supermarkets, say the authors. And in a bid to find out what impact these common drugs might have, the authors quizzed participants in the 2010 Bonn Marathon/Half-Marathon about their use of medication and any symptoms they had during and/or after the race. In all, just under 4000 (56%)...

Heart Attack Prevention With Aspirin Still Popular, Despite Lack Of Beneficial Evidence
2013-03-20 10:30:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using aspirin for cardiovascular health remains a popular preventative medicine regimen for many people, even though recent studies have suggested that the popular pain killer might not be as beneficial as previously believed, according to new research published in the journal Canadian Family Physician. Study authors Olga Szafran and Mike Kolber of the University of Alberta´s Department of Family Medicine polled patients over...

2013-03-18 15:57:36

Johns Hopkins-led research could offer a biomarker for tracking treatment response In a small, preliminary study of regular migraine sufferers, scientists have found that measuring a fat-derived protein called adiponectin (ADP) before and after migraine treatment can accurately reveal which headache victims felt pain relief. A report on the study of people experiencing two to 12 migraine headaches per month, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, is published in the March issue of the...

2013-03-13 15:21:24

Rate of brain hemorrhage in stroke patients given tPA isn't meaningfully higher Millions of Americans take aspirin or other drugs every day to reduce their risk of heart attacks or other problems caused by blood clots. But when one of them suffers a stroke caused by a clot in their brain, some emergency teams might hesitate to give a powerful clot-busting medication called tPA -- for fear that the combination of drugs might cause dangerous brain bleeding. Now, a University of...

Aspirin Lowers Melanoma Risk In Post-Menopausal Women
2013-03-12 06:21:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 2010 study led by Oxford University found that taking low-dose aspirin every day could help reduce the risk of cancer by up to 20 percent. That good news has now been upgraded for women, after a Stanford University study has recently found that aspirin may also guard against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. In a study of nearly 60,000 post-menopausal women, researchers found that those who used aspirin on a regular...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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