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2012-06-15 23:03:13

Parker Waichman LLP has filed three lawsuits on behalf of the estates of victims who suffered fatal gastrointestinal and/or cerebral hemorrhaging allegedly due to the blood thinner, Plavix. (PRWEB) June 15, 2012 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed lawsuits alleging Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis´ Plavix caused the wrongful deaths of three patients. The suits were filed on May 30th in the...

2012-06-11 11:41:23

Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris today (Sunday). Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), professor and attending anesthesiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), told the meeting that in a study of 3,219 patients, pre-operative aspirin therapy was associated with a...

2012-06-04 17:45:45

New evidence to support a range of healthy behaviors reported in the American Journal of Medicine Five new studies provide evidence to support simple steps we can take to prevent illness and improve our overall health. In the June issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers report on fish consumption to reduce the risk of colon cancer; the effectiveness of hypnotherapy and acupuncture for smoking cessation; regular teeth cleaning to improve cardiovascular health; the...

Aspirin Vs. Warfarin: Both Effective For Heart Failure Treatment
2012-05-03 08:22:43

Less costly aspirin is as effective for heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm as other more expensive drugs, such as warfarin, according to breakthrough research published in today´s New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers, led by clinical principal investigator Shunichi Homma, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York and statistical principal investigator John L.P. (Seamus) Thompson, PhD, of Columbia University´s Mailman School of Public Health, found...

2012-05-02 21:20:19

After nearly 13 years of study and intense debate, a pair of new papers from the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it. It has been almost eight years since Vioxx® was withdrawn by Merck from the market, provoking an intense controversy about the role inhibitors of the enzyme COX-2 play in causing heart attacks and strokes. Since then,...

2012-05-01 05:17:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Periodontitis, a disease that inflames the tissue around the teeth, affects more than half of adults, and has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and heart problems. Now, there´s new investigation looking at fish oil as a possible therapy. Researchers reviewed eight studies to understand the effect of fish oil on periodontitis. They found that improvements in clinical measures were common in all the studies, but specifically significant in two that used...

Aspirin Ingredient Triggers Possible Cancer, Diabetes-Fighting Protein
2012-04-21 05:25:56

An international team of scientists has discovered a link between the active ingredient in aspirin and a protein which helps regulate cell growth and metabolism -- a link which could mean that the same anti-inflammatory medication and pain reliever might potentially be able to help treat cancer and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Those researchers, who hail from at McMaster University in Canada; the University of Dundee in Scotland, and the University of Melbourne in Australia, have discovered...


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