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Aspirin also known as acetylsalicylic acid is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin also has an antiplatelet, or "anti-clotting", effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.
Aspirin prescribed more often for stroke prevention in AF despite of dangerous side effects

Aspirin prescribed more often for stroke prevention in AF despite of dangerous side effects

Aspirin is still overprescribed for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) despite the potential for dangerous side effects, according to research published today. [More]
Aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of lethal intracranial tumor

Aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of lethal intracranial tumor

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. [More]
Study suggests potential therapeutic role of aspirin in inhibiting vestibular schwannoma growth

Study suggests potential therapeutic role of aspirin in inhibiting vestibular schwannoma growth

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. [More]
Study reveals how exercise linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Study reveals how exercise linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21. [More]

Higher levels of physical activity reduces risk of prostate cancer recurrence, mortality

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21. [More]

FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

Mallinckrodt today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the New Drug Application for PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w. PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). [More]

FDA accepts Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX sNDA for review

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the Supplemental New Drug Application for ZORVOLEX (diclofenac), a lower dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for the proposed indication of treatment of osteoarthritis pain in adults. ZORVOLEX was approved by FDA in October 2013 for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. [More]
CAC screening plays more prominent role in determining risk for heart attack and stroke

CAC screening plays more prominent role in determining risk for heart attack and stroke

A new study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently recommended for people considered at low risk, should play a more prominent role in helping determine a person’s risk for heart attack and heart disease-related death, as well as the need for angioplasty or bypass surgery. [More]
Study shows CAC screening plays prominent role in determining person's risk for heart attack and stoke

Study shows CAC screening plays prominent role in determining person's risk for heart attack and stoke

A new study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently recommended for people considered at low risk, should play a more prominent role in helping determine a person's risk for heart attack and heart disease-related death, as well as the need for angioplasty or bypass surgery. [More]
People with intermittent explosive disorder elevate levels of markers of systemic inflammation in blood

People with intermittent explosive disorder elevate levels of markers of systemic inflammation in blood

People with intermittent explosive disorder — a psychiatric illness characterized by impulsivity, hostility and recurrent aggressive outbursts — have elevated levels of two markers of systemic inflammation in their blood, according to a study involving nearly 200 subjects. [More]
Better understanding of cancer evolution could help in early detection of cancers

Better understanding of cancer evolution could help in early detection of cancers

A new appreciation of how cancer cells evolve could help scientists design better screening methods to catch cancer before it advances. [More]

Pfizer's Polish subsidiary acquires rights to Polocard from ZF Polpharma SA

Pfizer Inc. today announced that a wholly-owned Polish subsidiary of Pfizer has acquired the rights to Polocard, a low-dose aspirin (acidum acetylsalicylicum), and the leading over-the-counter brand for heart attack prevention in Poland, from ZF Polpharma SA. [More]
Findings underscore importance of obesity prevention and nutrition in addressing metabolic syndrome

Findings underscore importance of obesity prevention and nutrition in addressing metabolic syndrome

Data reported by the Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project reinforce the positive influence of lifestyle factors in mitigating risks that potentially increase the likelihood of heart disease and other health problems. Findings based on 1,059 residents of New Ulm, Minn, underscore the importance of obesity prevention and nutrition, specifically eating more fruits and vegetables, in addressing metabolic syndrome, a common precursor to cardiovascular disease. [More]
Study provides new evidence underlining the significance of bitter taste perception

Study provides new evidence underlining the significance of bitter taste perception

It's no coincidence that the expression "to leave a bitter taste in one's mouth" has a double meaning; people often have strong negative reactions to bitter substances, which, though found in healthful foods like vegetables, can also signify toxicity. For this reason, the ability to sense bitterness likely played an important role in human evolution. [More]
Researchers discovers key genetic culprit responsible for growth, metastasis of colon cancer

Researchers discovers key genetic culprit responsible for growth, metastasis of colon cancer

Chronic inflammation has long been known as a key risk factor for cancer---particularly colon cancer---but the exact mechanisms of how inflammation heightens the immune response, and ultimately influences the initiation and progression of cancer have remained elusive. [More]
Research provides new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease

Research provides new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease

Thomas Jefferson University researchers have discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new understanding of the effects of race on heart disease. The finding could one day help doctors provide more individualized treatment of heart disease and other blood-clot-related illnesses, according to research publishing online November 10th in Nature Medicine. [More]
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals net revenue decreases from $12.5 to $6.5 million

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals net revenue decreases from $12.5 to $6.5 million

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CPIX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today announced third quarter 2013 financial results. [More]
The Joint Commission names HNMC as ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012’

The Joint Commission names HNMC as ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2012’

Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) was named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures for 2012 by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. [More]

Researchers publish comprehensive review of the benefits, risks of daily aspirin dosage

Researchers at Warwick Medical School have published the most comprehensive review of the benefits and risks of a daily dose of prophylactic aspirin and warn that greater understanding of side effects is needed. [More]

New NPS MedicineWise case study focuses on type 2 diabetes

The latest NPS MedicineWise case study Type 2 diabetes: tailoring ongoing treatment has been launched in a new dynamic online format. The case study focuses on available treatment options for a 75-year-old male with type 2 diabetes and offers continuing professional development points for GPs, pharmacists and nurses. [More]