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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...

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...


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