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Study Questions Aspirin Resistance
2012-12-06 11:59:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One out of 5 U.S. adults take aspirin on a daily basis. With this in mind, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) set out to study “aspirin resistance” and discovered that resistance to low-dose aspirin therapy is not all that common. Experts say this calls into question the common practice of using blood and urine screens to test for aspirin...

Aspirin May Prevent Cancer
2012-12-01 09:27:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Aspirin and several other commonly-used types of painkillers could held a person stave off liver cancer and other forms of hepatic disease, according to new research published on Wednesday. According to Ryan Jaslow of CBS News, the study, which appears in the December 5 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, people who took aspirin were 41 percent less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 45...

2012-11-29 14:27:42

Researchers found that aspirin use is associated with a decreased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma and death from chronic liver disease (CLD), according to a study published November 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer, occurs mainly among patients with CLD. Previous reports have linked chronic inflammation due to CLD to cellular processes that could promote carcinogenesis. Because...

Potential New Treatment To Prevent Strokes Reported By Scientists
2012-11-26 10:39:23

University of Warwick Scientists may have discovered a new way to prevent strokes in high risk patients, according to research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW). Work by a new research group, led by Professor Donald Singer, Professor of Therapeutics at Warwick Medical School and Professor Chris Imray from UHCW, has now been published in US journal Stroke. The group is using ultrasound scanning to look at patients with carotid...

2012-11-21 06:20:29

This discovery holds the potential to reduce healthcare costs for many common inflammatory diseases such as cancer and diabetesSingapore, Nov 21, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists have identified the enzyme, telomerase, as a cause of chronic inflammation in human cancers. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a key underlying cause for the development of many human cancers, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. This enzyme,...

Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
2012-10-10 15:16:43

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Aspirin has been getting a lot of press lately. Its virtues have been extolled in its defense against prostate cancer in men and cognitive health decline in the elderly. As a blood thinner, its risk has been largely offset by its potential benefit for heart health. More recently, a Danish study has indicated that aspirin may actually decrease the risk of aggressive forms of ovarian cancer. Dating back to Hippocrates, the...


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