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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 may be effective in preventing blood clots after knee replacement

Aspirin may be effective in preventing blood clots after knee replacement

Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with increasing weight, study shows

Inflammatory proteins in the colon increase in parallel with increasing weight, study shows

Low-dose aspirin use associated with reduced ovarian cancer risk

Low-dose aspirin use associated with reduced ovarian cancer risk

Aspirin shown to prevent the spread of cancer

Aspirin shown to prevent the spread of cancer

ASPREE trial explores whether low dose aspirin can prolong good health in elderly people

ASPREE trial explores whether low dose aspirin can prolong good health in elderly people

Daily low-dose aspirin does not prolong healthy life in older people, study finds

Daily low-dose aspirin does not prolong healthy life in older people, study finds

The use of aspirin in elderly now questioned

The use of aspirin in elderly now questioned

FDA approves new treatment for people with hairy cell leukemia

FDA approves new treatment for people with hairy cell leukemia

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension

Study aims to understand role of clopidogrel in patients with cardiovascular disease

Study aims to understand role of clopidogrel in patients with cardiovascular disease

Heart attack and stroke prevention efforts need a boost says CDC

Heart attack and stroke prevention efforts need a boost says CDC

Major bleeding associated with subsequent cancer diagnoses

Major bleeding associated with subsequent cancer diagnoses

Combined oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy linked to poor prognosis in atrial fibrillation

Combined oral anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy linked to poor prognosis in atrial fibrillation

Daily use of aspirin does not reduce occurrence of major cardiovascular events, finds ARRIVE trial

Daily use of aspirin does not reduce occurrence of major cardiovascular events, finds ARRIVE trial

Low dose Aspirin daily – benefits and risks measured in two studies

Low dose Aspirin daily – benefits and risks measured in two studies

Antiplatelet monotherapy appears to be safer but does not reduce risk of heart attack

Antiplatelet monotherapy appears to be safer but does not reduce risk of heart attack

Antithrombin drug does not reduce risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in heart failure patients

Antithrombin drug does not reduce risk of myocardial infarction, stroke in heart failure patients

Cardiovascular disease patients with internal bleeding more likely to be diagnosed with cancer

Cardiovascular disease patients with internal bleeding more likely to be diagnosed with cancer

Aspirin appears to cause major bleeds and have no effect on cancers

Aspirin appears to cause major bleeds and have no effect on cancers

ARRIVE study assesses impact of daily aspirin on heart attacks, strokes

ARRIVE study assesses impact of daily aspirin on heart attacks, strokes