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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.
Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

Stress won't cause stomach ulcers, but it can make them worse

Stress won't cause stomach ulcers, but it can make them worse

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

New guidelines urge early and long-term treatment with Aldosterone blockade therapy

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

Painless heart attacks often result in greater fatality rates than painful episodes

Definite link between migraine and menstruation

Definite link between migraine and menstruation

Chewing aspirin over a prolonged period could severely damage your teeth

Chewing aspirin over a prolonged period could severely damage your teeth

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

New guidelines for treating heart attacks

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Medicine storage temperatures are too high

Medicine storage temperatures are too high

Adverse drug reactions cost the NHS £466m a year

Adverse drug reactions cost the NHS £466m a year

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies

Calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps

Calcium supplements can decrease the risk of all types of colorectal polyps

Retirees taking COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs on a long-term basis also take aspirin therapy

Retirees taking COX-2 anti-inflammatory drugs on a long-term basis also take aspirin therapy

Kids as young as 6 who get frequent headaches may be using over-the-counter pain relievers too much

Kids as young as 6 who get frequent headaches may be using over-the-counter pain relievers too much

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

Non-aspirin pain drugs may help men with recurrent prostate cancer

New advice to doctors on lowering diabetes-heart disease risks

New advice to doctors on lowering diabetes-heart disease risks