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2012-03-29 08:55:07

Recent clinical studies have shown that general anesthesia can be harmful to infants, presenting a dilemma for both doctors and parents. But new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may point the way to treatment options that protect very young children against the adverse effects of anesthesia. As detailed in a study published in the March 23 online edition of the journal Neuroscience, Wake Forest Baptist scientists explored a number of strategies designed to prevent...

2012-03-26 23:35:35

Researchers report no significant difference in high versus low dose aspirin in preventing recurring cardiovascular events. Each year, more than one million Americans suffer a heart attack and nearly all patients are prescribed a daily aspirin and an antiplatelet medication during recovery.  However, the optimal aspirin dose has been unclear.  Now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reports that there is no significant difference between high versus low dose...

2012-03-26 18:22:28

Adding novel antiplatelet agent to standard antiplatelet therapy cuts likelihood of another cardiac event Adding vorapaxar, an investigational platelet blocker, to standard antiplatelet therapy significantly reduces the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in patients with known atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier...

Do Daily Doses Of Aspirin Reduce Risk Of Cancer?
2012-03-21 11:08:18

Two new studies published this week have found that taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading. The cheap drug not only appears to stop cancers developing in the first place, but also prevents them from spreading to other parts of the body, the study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, says. Researchers from the University of Oxford found that after three years of daily aspirin use, the risk of developing cancer...

2012-03-09 02:20:36

New Hybrid Aspirin Shrinks Tumors, Curbs Cancer Cell Growth The humble aspirin may soon have a new role. Scientists from The City College of New York have developed a new aspirin compound that has great promise to be not only an extremely potent cancer-fighter, but even safer than the classic medicine cabinet staple. The new designer aspirin curbed the growth of 11 different types of human cancer cells in culture without harming normal cells, reported a team from the Sophie Davis School...

2012-03-01 13:16:16

Older women whose diets include a substantial amount of trans fats are more likely than their counterparts to suffer an ischemic stroke, a new study shows. However, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin, according to the findings from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The study, "Trans Fat Intake, Aspirin and Ischemic Stroke Among Postmenopausal Women," was published Thursday (March 1, 2012) online in the journal...

2012-03-01 13:07:28

Aspirin use may moderate harmful effects of trans fat consumption New research shows an increased risk of ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women who consume higher amounts of trans fatty acids, commonly found in baked goods, fried foods, and packaged products. Study findings now available in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggest aspirin use may moderate the stroke risk caused by a...


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