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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.
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

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin at lower risk of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin seem to be at lower risk of the most common type of breast cancer

Women who regularly take aspirin seem to be at lower risk of the most common type of breast cancer

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer in women

Enteric-coated aspirin is less potent than plain aspirin

Enteric-coated aspirin is less potent than plain aspirin

Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals

Anti-clotting treatment underused at many hospitals

Computer prescribing systems in UK general practices are endangering patients’ lives

Computer prescribing systems in UK general practices are endangering patients’ lives

New figures suggest Scotland is in the middle of a mumps epidemic

New figures suggest Scotland is in the middle of a mumps epidemic

Intranasal influenza vaccine may help induce broader immunity in children than the traditional flu shot

Intranasal influenza vaccine may help induce broader immunity in children than the traditional flu shot

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

New research could reduce risk of strokes in younger people

Women who have migraines with aura have a more than 50 percent increased risk of total stroke and 70 percent increase of ischemic stroke

Women who have migraines with aura have a more than 50 percent increased risk of total stroke and 70 percent increase of ischemic stroke

One woman’s efforts to eliminate health disparities

One woman’s efforts to eliminate health disparities

Aspirin surgery on neck arteries can prevent complications

Aspirin surgery on neck arteries can prevent complications

Enzyme called COX-2 may promote the development of ovarian tumors

Enzyme called COX-2 may promote the development of ovarian tumors

Anti-blood clotting OJ from University of Liverpool

Anti-blood clotting OJ from University of Liverpool