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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.
VA scientists reveal new theory on how aspirin may ward off cancer

VA scientists reveal new theory on how aspirin may ward off cancer

Scientists identify potential therapeutic solutions to combat age-related fibrosis

Scientists identify potential therapeutic solutions to combat age-related fibrosis

Link between breast cancer risk factor and inflammation raises hopes for preventative treatments

Link between breast cancer risk factor and inflammation raises hopes for preventative treatments

Adelaide researchers find new driver for breast density linked to cancer risk

Adelaide researchers find new driver for breast density linked to cancer risk

Hypertensive disease of pregnancy linked to higher risk for early mortality

Hypertensive disease of pregnancy linked to higher risk for early mortality

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

New report highlights trends in heart disease care in the U.S.

Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular use of aspirin could cut pancreatic cancer risk in half

Regular NSAID use linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer mortality

Regular NSAID use linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer mortality

Anti-platelet drug may slow spread of colon and pancreatic cancer cells

Anti-platelet drug may slow spread of colon and pancreatic cancer cells

Two drug combinations may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, study reveals

Two drug combinations may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, study reveals

Testing for Lynch syndrome: an interview with Kevin Monahan

Testing for Lynch syndrome: an interview with Kevin Monahan

New treatment strategy effective in preventing bleeding in AF patients who underwent PCI, study shows

New treatment strategy effective in preventing bleeding in AF patients who underwent PCI, study shows

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

Certain anti-diabetic drugs can switch off molecule that plays key role in inflammatory diseases

Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Adherence to medical therapy linked to better outcomes for patients who had heart procedures

Novel toothpaste produces significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation

Novel toothpaste produces significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation

CTA tests motivate people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices

CTA tests motivate people with suspected coronary artery disease to adopt healthier lifestyle practices

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

NCDR provides data to study appropriate use of oral anticoagulant therapy

Living healthy lifestyle could benefit men with high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer

Living healthy lifestyle could benefit men with high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer