Latest Reye's syndrome Stories

2014-08-07 23:02:54

Members of the Founding Class include two brave young women inspired to study pharmacy after suffering from rare childhood disease, drug reactions. Claremont, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 On different continents, the young lives of Flavia Nagujja and Caroline (Jung Eun) Kim were deeply affected by childhood illnesses stemming from medical error or lack of information. Kim is a survivor of Reye’s syndrome. The rare but serious condition, linked with aspirin use in children with viral...

2014-06-28 12:06:47

American Association for Cancer Research The longer a person took low-dose aspirin, the lower his or her risk for developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We found that the use of low-dose aspirin was associated with cutting the risk of pancreatic cancer in half, with some evidence that the longer low-dose aspirin was used, the lower the risk," said...

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...

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