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2012-06-25 21:07:35

Many patients with type 2 diabetes may be aspirin resistant. That means the standard aspirin dose may not protect them against blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes among diabetics, a new clinical study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "This result adds to our understanding of the prevalence of this problem, which varies considerably among studies," said lead author Subhashini Yaturu, M.D., section chief of...

2012-05-17 23:01:49

According to the study published on May 10th 2012 in the British Medical Journal, non-oral contraceptives, including NuvaRing, have a higher risk of blood clots than combined oral contraceptives (COCs) based on oestrogens and progestins. NuvaRing, approved by the FDA in 2001, is a contraceptive that comes in the form of a vaginal ring using female hormones in an effort to prevent ovulation. Women who used a vaginal ring had a 6.5 times higher risk for developing blood clots compared to...

New Birth Control Labels Detail Increased Risk For Blood Clots
2012-04-11 12:37:21

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun to add information to labels of popular birth control medications to warn about the increased risk of blood clots. Bayer AG´s “Yaz” or Yasmin is one of the medications receiving the new label, though all common types of birth control pills increase a woman´s risk of potentially fatal blood clots. The FDA is following up new studies with these labels, saying certain forms of birth control like Yaz show an even...

2012-03-28 00:35:25

Study finds new treatment approach could benefit hundreds of thousands per year Pulmonary embolism -- the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung -- is estimated to cause over 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Although thrombolytics, or "clot-buster" drugs, are currently reserved to treat only the most severe cases of pulmonary embolism, new data suggest that when used at lower doses, these drugs are also safe and effective for more common, moderate cases of pulmonary embolism,...


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