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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.
Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Researchers develop computer program to find new indications for old drugs

Researchers develop computer program to find new indications for old drugs

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Stents implanted in the coronary blood vessels may not provide extra benefit

Transient ischemic attacks can be ‘ominous prelude’ to impending cerebrovascular catastrophe

Transient ischemic attacks can be ‘ominous prelude’ to impending cerebrovascular catastrophe

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Fever in first trimester of pregnancy increases risk for birth defects, study shows

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Experts in obstetric care come together to realize quality measures for high-risk pregnancies

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Duke researchers unravel how fever in early pregnancy increases risk for heart, facial birth defects

Fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule helps improve heart function after heart attack in mice

Fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule helps improve heart function after heart attack in mice

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Antidepressants used for chronic pain relief come with significant side effects

Mild pain killer blocks action of key protein required for hearing

Mild pain killer blocks action of key protein required for hearing

Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs can slow muscle growth in young people

Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs can slow muscle growth in young people

Drug combination improves outcomes in patients with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease

Drug combination improves outcomes in patients with stable coronary or peripheral artery disease

Drug combination superior in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease

Drug combination superior in preventing further heart complications in people with vascular disease

Two anticlotting medicines better at reducing bleeding risk than triple therapy

Two anticlotting medicines better at reducing bleeding risk than triple therapy

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs

Gut-on-chips can predict effectiveness of candidate drugs

Study shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

Study shows role of cholesterol crystals during heart attack

Specific drug regimen taken prior to surgery reduces risk of cancer recurrence, study finds

Specific drug regimen taken prior to surgery reduces risk of cancer recurrence, study finds

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Researchers develop new scoring method to predict bleeding risk after stroke

Researchers find new way to protect stem cells from inflammation during wound repair

Researchers find new way to protect stem cells from inflammation during wound repair