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2013-02-13 11:28:50

Diclofenac most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in 15 countries, listed on 74 national drug lists, despite cardiovascular risks A study in this week's PLOS Medicine finds that the painkiller diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the same class as aspirin) is the most commonly used NSAID in the 15 countries studied and is included in the essential medicines lists of 74 low-, middle- and high-income countries, despite its known tendency to cause...

2013-02-12 10:23:42

But prompt identification and outcomes can improve outcomes Strokes that occur during or shortly after surgery can be devastating, resulting in longer hospital stays and increased risks of death or long-term disability. But prompt identification and treatment of such strokes can improve neurologic outcomes, according to an article in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics by Loyola University Medical Center stroke specialists Sarkis Morales-Vidal, MD and Michael Schneck, MD....

Unmarried Men And Women At Higher Risk Of Fatal And Non-Fatal Heart Attack
2013-01-31 09:34:36

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For some, being single has its perks and advantages. For others, marriage is viewed as being more advantageous than living the life as a bachelor or bachelorette. For those people, they may be right in more ways than one. At least two previous studies have shown that married couples, especially those who are happily married, live longer than single people. Now, new research is adding to the mix. The Finnish study, led by Dr. Aino...

Aspirin Use Linked To Elderly Vision Loss
2013-01-22 04:57:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of Sydney, Australia recently found that there is a relationship between regular aspirin use and elevated risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, aspirin is a commonly used medication that has been used to help prevent cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and ischemic stroke. Regular aspirin use has been stated as use at least once or more during the week. AMD, on the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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