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.
The impact of benzene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BEX) exposure on auditory health.
Three case studies show women with autoimmune diseases achieving symptom remission through plant-based diets, suggesting potential for dietary interventions in chronic disease management.
A novel treatment for polycythemia vera, a potentially fatal blood cancer, demonstrated the ability to control overproduction of red blood cells, the hallmark of this malignancy and many of its debilitating symptoms in a multi-center clinical trial led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
A study from the ASPREE clinical trial found that daily aspirin intake in adults over 70 did not increase disability-free survival and was associated with higher all-cause mortality, primarily due to cancer-related deaths.
A study in eBioMedicine identifies genetic factors regulating blood estrone levels in postmenopausal women, linking specific genetic loci to an increased risk of endometrial cancer, highlighting the role of non-ovarian estrogen production in cancer development.
Most stroke survivors were able to safely take two types of common antidepressants, according to a preliminary study to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2024.
Cambridge scientists may have discovered a new way in which fasting helps reduce inflammation – a potentially damaging side-effect of the body's immune system that underlies a number of chronic diseases.
The effectiveness of low-dose aspirin (LDA) in reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes
More than 11 million people in the United States take anticoagulation or antiplatelet medications, such as heparin or aspirin, to treat serious conditions like heart attack and stroke.
Study examines the impact of preconception phthalate exposure on women's reproductive health, revealing associations with reduced fecundability, hormonal changes, and increased oxidative stress and inflammation.
Christmas and New Year is a time when we particularly want to keep well and stay safe. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has set out 5 festive top tips for people taking medicines or using medical devices.
In less time than it will take you to read this article, an artificial intelligence-driven system was able to autonomously learn about certain Nobel Prize-winning chemical reactions and design a successful laboratory procedure to make them.
Researchers examining the data on opioids for pain caused by cancer have found surprisingly large gaps in evidence regarding the true benefits of these medicines for cancer pain.
The world's largest review on opioid medicines for cancer pain has found it is unclear whether some commonly used opioid medicines are better than a placebo and suggests that non-opioid medicines, including aspirin, may be as effective as opioids.
Exposure to phthalates, a group of plasticizing and solvent chemicals found in many household products, was linked to a lower probability of getting pregnant, but not to pregnancy loss, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental and reproductive epidemiologist.
A systematic review and meta-analysis in Scientific Reports finds no significant difference between paracetamol and ibuprofen in treating episodic tension-type headaches, suggesting both as viable options for pain relief.
For many people with migraine, it can be difficult to find a treatment that is effective and reliable, and information on how medications compare to one another is lacking.
Abnormally high levels of HDL-C, colloquially known as 'good cholesterol', are associated with an increased risk of dementia in older adults, a Monash University-led study has found.
A research team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine has been approved for a $14 million award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study whether a higher daily dose of aspirin is more effective in decreasing the risk of dangerous blood pressure complications among some pregnant people.
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are pumps that are used to circulate blood in patients with weakened hearts due to advanced heart failure. Mechanical stress on these implants can make patients susceptible to blood clots, and patients are required to take anti-clotting medications including vitamin-k antagonists (VKA) and aspirin.