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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.
Fighting colorectal cancer

Fighting colorectal cancer

Study: Colorectal cancer patients with certain genetic mutations may benefit more from aspirin

Study: Colorectal cancer patients with certain genetic mutations may benefit more from aspirin

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Study finds increased heart attack risk in patients taking direct acting oral anticoagulants

Study finds increased heart attack risk in patients taking direct acting oral anticoagulants

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

Medications, PCI equally beneficial for treating complete blockage in heart's arteries

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

Low-risk atrial fibrillation patients fare better without antithrombotic therapy, study finds

Dental plaque DNA of Neandertals provides insights into behaviour, diet and medication

Dental plaque DNA of Neandertals provides insights into behaviour, diet and medication

Messaging software promotes healing in surgery patients

Messaging software promotes healing in surgery patients

Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat disease

Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat disease

NSAIDs could potentially be repurposed as life-saving treatment for sepsis, research suggests

NSAIDs could potentially be repurposed as life-saving treatment for sepsis, research suggests

Women who participate in clinical trials experience improved health outcomes, research finds

Women who participate in clinical trials experience improved health outcomes, research finds

Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study finds

Consuming whole grains has modest effects on gut microbiota and immune response, study finds

Scientists apply generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines

Scientists apply generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines

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