Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds study

Previous research has suggested that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the risk of developing HNSCCs. However, the recent study is the first to link the use of aspirin and other NSAIDs to longer survival in some people who already have HNSCC

Aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer, finds studyRecent research has tied regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for this purpose. They suggest that the effect that […]

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals study

When the scientists had analysed the numbers, they revealed that people who took two (or more) 325-milligram doses of aspirin each week had a 49% reduction in their risk of developing liver cancer. For those who took aspirin for 5 years (or more), that risk was reduced by 59%

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals studyThe findings – which appear in JAMA Oncology – support the results of prior studies on the same topic. Data from this report show that taking aspirin on a regular basis can lower the risk of developing liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The scientists defined ‘a regular basis’ as taking two or more 325-milligram […]

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk, finds UK study

Participants who took aspirin for a year had 22 per cent fewer polyps overall, including on the right side of the large bowel, which is more difficult to monitor through colonoscopy, than those who took a placebo

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk, finds UK studyColon cancer develops from polyps or abnormal growths of tissue within the colon. Many of these polyps are benign, but some can lead to cancerous tumours. Doctors identify precancerous polyps through colonoscopies that allow them to detect visible abnormalities in the large bowel. In a new clinical trial, dubbed the seAFOod Trial, specialists from the […]

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Overall, the analysis revealed that the chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis were 20-30% greater among people who took aspirin compared with those who did not. This was true at any given point after receiving the diagnosis

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysisPeter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is the lead and corresponding author of the new analysis, which was published in the journal PLOS One. Elwood explains the motivation for the research, saying, “The use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart […]

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniors

No detectable benefit was seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don’t have heart disease, researchers say

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniorsTaking aspirin can help protect older adults who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and related complications in the past. But a large, international study has found the drug was unlikely to extend the lives of healthy people over the age of 70. The findings of the research were published in three papers in the New […]

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetes

According to new results from a trial with diabetes patients, neither aspirin nor fish oils can help those who seek to prevent their first heart attack or stroke. The findings of the research were presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich on August 26

Fish oils, aspirin do not prevent heart attack or strokes in people with diabetesIt is the recommended medication for survivors of heart attack and stroke as it can help in reducing the risk of a second cardiovascular event. The medication works by thinning the blood which, in turn, can prevent the formation of blood clots. But what about people who do not have a history of cardiovascular events? […]

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals study

A new study of almost 5,000 adults in 10 countries, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided strong evidence that people who had a TIA, transient ischemic attack, or minor stroke could reduce their risk of heart attack, major stroke or death within three months by 25 per cent - by adding the clopidogrel to aspirin

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals studyWith a minor stroke that has mild, non-debilitating symptoms or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) with a temporary blockage of a brain blood vessel, a patient has up to a 15 per cent chance of enduring a more severe stroke within the next three months. A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]