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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.
Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by an RNA virus of the orthomyxoviridae family

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

Sibling history is a better predictor of coronary heart disease than parental history or traditional risk factor scoring

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Guideline evaluates treatments for postherpetic neuralgia

Paintball injuries are sending more and more patients to the emergency room every year

Paintball injuries are sending more and more patients to the emergency room every year

Missing link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of heart attack

Missing link between inflammatory markers in the bloodstream and the increased risk of heart attack

Guidelines introduce novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis

Guidelines introduce novel therapies for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Chickenpox (Varicella) vaccine has saved the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars since its introduction

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

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