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2012-02-03 19:00:11

The anti-blood clot regimen that adds the drug clopidogrel (Plavix) to aspirin treatment is unlikely to prevent recurrent strokes and may increase the risk of bleeding and death in patients with subcortical stroke according to late-breaking research presented at the American Stroke Association´s International Stroke Conference 2012. Because of these preliminary results, researchers ended the anti-clotting part of the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial (SPS3) in...

2012-01-18 10:47:05

New findings from a research study led by physicians at Scripps Health reveal that the drug cangrelor has the unique properties of achieving very fast blood thinning effects when needed to protect from heart attacks, but also dissipates rapidly so patients can undergo surgery without the excessive bleeding often associated with blood thinning medications. Initial results from the BRIDGE trial will be published Jan. 18, 2012, in an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2011-12-13 19:19:36

Many a stumped adult searching for the perfect gift to give a loved one this holiday season is finding help from the national Million Hearts initiative.  Whether someone is pinching pennies or the sky is the limit, good health is the one thing everyone appreciates. In a little twist on the online postcards called e-cards, the national Million Hearts initiative is asking gift givers to consider taking care of their own health as a gift to a loved one. “Family members worry about...

Taking Aspirin For Heart Health Not Worth The Risk For Women: Study
2011-11-29 06:25:25

Taking aspirin to ward off strokes or heart attacks is not worth the risk for healthy, middle-aged women, according to a new Dutch study published in the European Heart Journal. The researchers said that 50 women would need to take the medication for 10 years for just one to be helped - assuming they were all at high risk in the first place. "There are very few women who actually benefit," said the study´s lead author, Dr. Jannick Dorresteijn of University Medical Center Utrecht in...

Most Hospitalizations Among Seniors Due To Four Drug Types
2011-11-26 05:39:35

Four types of drugs are responsible for the majority of hospitalizations of older Americans each year, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has discovered. Among U.S. residents aged 65 and older, there are a total of 100,000 drug-related emergency hospitalizations each year, and two-thirds of them result from the blood thinner warfarin, insulin, oral anti-platelets such as aspirin, and oral diabetes drugs, lead researcher and CDC Medication Safety Program Director...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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