Latest Aspirin Stories
Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, and evidence-based national guidelines promote the use of daily aspirin for women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Recent clinical studies have shown that general anesthesia can be harmful to infants, presenting a dilemma for both doctors and parents.
Researchers report no significant difference in high versus low dose aspirin in preventing recurring cardiovascular events.
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.
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 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.
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