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2012-07-17 02:27:16

DENVER, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Pharma didn't invent aspirin. Mother Nature did. "Today, most people think of aspirin as a harmless wonder drug -- able to stop pain, fever and even prevent heart attack and stroke, without risk. But that's not true," said The People's Chemist, Shane Ellison, who holds a M.S. degree in organic chemistry and is author of "Over-The-Counter Natural Cures" book. "Thousands of years ago, humans witnessed injured bears gnawing on the bark of white willow...

2009-08-03 00:56:26

Parents and school staff will need to balance the need for being prepared with avoiding overreaction to influenza A H1N1, U.S. health experts say. Lloyd Kolbe and Dr. David Orentlicher, both of Indiana University Bloomington, citing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, say if teachers, administrators and parents emphasize hand washing now, instead of waiting for outbreaks, it will at least help prevent the spread of colds, or H1N1 flu. Orentlicher says the CDC...

2008-09-19 00:00:10

By Jeremy Laurance The global rise in asthma over the past 50 years, which has mystified doctors for decades, may be linked to the growing use of paracetamol, researchers suggest today. A major international study, involving more than 200,000 children in 31 countries, has found those treated with paracetamol in the first year of life had a 46 per cent increased risk of developing asthma by the age of seven. The risk was up to three times higher among children who were the heaviest users...

2008-07-07 21:00:08

By Jeanine Kendle This is information parents and grandparents need to be aware of, or anyone who might provide child care. Reye's syndrome is a disease that swiftly attacks every organ in the body, but especially the liver and the brain. What you need to be aware of is even though the cause is unknown, there is an association between a previous viral infection (influenza, cold, or chicken pox) and salicylates (aspirin like products). Reye's syndrome is not contagious. Unfortunately, it...

2005-08-29 15:05:03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taking aspirin before heart bypass surgery may help patients recover and survive better, researchers said on Monday. They said their study, published in the journal Circulation, should reassure surgeons who have advised patients to avoid taking aspirin in the days before surgery because they feared it could cause bleeding. "Aspirin reduces clotting of the blood, so it can help prevent a heart attack or stroke by making it less likely a clot will form and block...