This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds study

A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers, in Iran and the UK, said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a […]

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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 […]

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Without heart disease, daily aspirin use may be too risky: Cautions study

For the current study, researchers examined data from 13 clinical trials testing the effects of aspirin against a placebo or no treatment in more than 134,000 adults. The risk of intracranial haemorrhage, or brain bleeds, was rare: taking aspirin was associated with two additional cases of this type of internal bleeding for every 1,000 people, […]

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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 […]

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

Recent 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 […]

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Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk, reveals study

The 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 […]

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

Colon 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 […]

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Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Peter 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 […]

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

It 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? […]

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