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One in five asthmatics are highly sensitive to aspirin
One in five asthmatic patients are sensitive to aspirin, yet many are unaware that they are at risk of a potentially life threatening reaction known as aspirin induced asthma, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-02-19)

Increased risk of heart attack or stroke for patients who are resistant to aspirin
Being resistant to aspirin makes patients four times more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or even die from a pre-existing heart condition, according to a study published on bmj.com today. (2008-01-17)

U of MN researchers find regular use of aspirin may lower risk of adult leukemia
Researchers from the Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota have found that adult women taking aspirin two or more times a week may lower their risk of adult leukemia by more than 50 percent. (2003-06-13)

Regular low dose aspirin cuts asthma risk in women
A small dose of aspirin on alternate days can cut the risk of developing asthma among women, suggests a large study, published ahead of print in Thorax. (2008-03-12)

Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
A new study, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), shows that lower doses of aspirin given at the time of surgery work better than higher doses to prevent stroke, heart attack, or death following the surgery. (1999-06-25)

Antiplatelet drugs: comparison of clopidogrel with aspirin
Antiplatelet agents may improve the outlook for heart attack and stroke patients, according to researchers in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1999-08-05)

New study questions benefits of aspirin for the over 70s
The benefits of giving low dose aspirin to healthy people from the age of 70 to prevent heart disease are offset by increased cases of serious bleeding, argue researchers in a study published online by the BMJ this week. (2005-05-19)

Aspirin may help prevent pancreatic cancer
Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health have found that aspirin use may decrease the incidence of pancreatic cancer, possibly through its anti-inflammatory effects. (2002-08-06)

Aspirin treatment failure warning
Treatment failures occur with any drug and aspirin is no exception. Evidence is growing that some people will not respond to the anti-coagulant action of aspirin and the drug will not protect against cardiovascular events despite its regular intake. (2005-08-09)

What are the risks and benefits of low-dose aspirin?
Low-dose aspirin significantly lowers cardiovascular disease risk but increases the risk of bleeding, according to a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. (2020-06-03)

No strong evidence to support aspirin use for IVF
A systematic review published in the Cochrane Library did not find compelling evidence to support the routine use of aspirin in women being treated for IVF. The researchers reported that taking aspirin during an IVF cycle did not seem to increase a woman's chances of becoming pregnant. (2011-08-09)

Aspirin may lower melanoma risk
A new study has found that women who take aspirin have a reduced risk of developing melanoma -- and that the longer they take it, the lower the risk. The findings suggest that aspirin's anti-inflammatory effects may help protect against this type of skin cancer. The study is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (2013-03-11)

University of Pennsylvania study shows cardioprotective benefits of aspirin inhibited when preceded by ibuprofen
A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center suggests that ibuprofen (Motrin™, Advil™), when taken before aspirin, can inhibit the cardioprotective benefits gained from a daily aspirin regimen. These results are being presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology on Wednesday, November 1, 2000, in Philadelphia. (2000-10-29)

Ibuprofen could reduce cardioprotective effect of aspirin
A research letter in this week's issue of The Lancet suggests that the painkiller ibuprofen could diminish the well-known beneficial effects of aspirin on preventing cardiovascular disease. (2003-02-13)

Aspirin is most cost effective way to prevent heart disease
Aspirin and blood pressure lowering drugs can prevent heart disease at a fraction of the cost of cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) and clopidogrel (an anti-clotting drug), finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-11-27)

Mayo Clinic study: Don't stop taking aspirin before heart surgery
A new Mayo Clinic study provides further evidence of aspirin's benefits for patients with heart disease and suggests they should continue taking it even in the days leading up to surgery. (2005-08-29)

Cancer fighting effects of aspirin revealed in bowel tumor study
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have shed light on how taking aspirin can help to stave off bowel cancer. (2018-06-04)

Nighttime is the right time to prevent preterm labor with aspirin
Low-dose aspirin prevented preterm labor in pregnant women at risk for high blood pressure, but only if they started therapy before the 16th week of pregnancy, and only if they took it at night. (2002-09-26)

Frequent use of aspirin can lead to increased bleeding
A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that taking aspirin on a regular basis to prevent heart attacks and strokes, can lead to an increase risk of almost 50 percent in major bleeding episodes. (2019-01-22)

Study shows taking aspirin before or after coronary
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that in patients undergoing a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, taking aspirin before and after surgery is associated with an 18 percent to 34 percent reduced mortality risk after four years. (2018-06-03)

Added Benefit Found For Aspirin Use In Patients With Vessel Disease
When blood vessels malfunction because of excessive fatty buildup, aspirin may prove to be beneficial in making them work correctly again, say researchers in a study published in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (1998-03-03)

Should everyone over 50 be taking aspirin?
Experts go head to head in this week's BMJ over whether everyone over 50 should take a daily aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes. (2005-06-16)

Aspirin inhibits ovarian cancer growth, lab study finds
Aspirin may inhibit ovarian tumor growth, according to a new laboratory study by the University of South Florida College of Medicine. (2002-11-06)

Expert urges diligence in monitoring analgesic sensitivity in asthmatics
A leading respiratory physician has today urged healthcare professionals to remain diligent in monitoring for asprin sensitivity among people with asthma (1999-11-07)

MGH study shows aspirin use low in patients with coronary artery disease
Despite evidence that aspirin can work as an effective prevention tool in patients with coronary artery disease, aspirin use in such patients is low, according to a study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The report, appearing in the March 14 issue of Circulation, looked at physician-reported rates of aspirin use in patients with coronary artery disease; in 1996, about one quarter reported taking aspirin. (2000-03-13)

Low dose aspirin does not protect women against cognitive decline
Taking low dose aspirin does not protect older women against cognitive decline, finds a large study published online in the BMJ today. (2007-04-26)

Aspirin underused to reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women and young adults
Cardiovascular disease risk is extremely high in adults with diabetes. Yet women as well as people under 50 who have diabetes do not use aspirin, despite the fact that aspirin has been found an effective and inexpensive means to reduce risk of first and subsequent heart attack. (2004-12-20)

Aspirin, even at low dose, carries risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
Long term use of aspirin to prevent heart problems carries an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to a study in this week's BMJ. (2000-11-09)

High cholesterol hinders the effectiveness of aspirin
Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore now think they know why some people who take aspirin are not protected. Their study, presented at the 73rd Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in New Orleans on November 14, shows that in those patients, high cholesterol hinders the effectiveness of the aspirin. (2000-11-13)

Study adds to evidence daily aspirin linked to lower cancer mortality
A new study published in JNCI by several American Cancer Society researchers provides additional support for a potential benefit of daily aspirin use for cancer mortality, but the authors say important questions remain about the size of the potential benefit. (2012-08-10)

Study examines aspirin and statin use among older Americans
An analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that while adults aged 75 years and older do not benefit from taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, many do so on a regular basis. (2021-02-18)

Study compares formulations of 3 aspirin types
For many years, it has been known that aspirin is beneficial to patients suffering heart attacks and near-heart attacks. But which of the many different types of aspirin is likely to help the most? (2009-05-15)

Health recommendations from study on aspirin and lung cancer are premature
An epidemiological study published earlier this week in the British Journal of Cancer by NYU School of Medicine researchers shows an association between regular use of aspirin and reduced risk of a common type of lung cancer in women. But the NYU researchers emphasized today that until large clinical trials establish aspirin's beneficial effect, women shouldn't start taking the painkiller to prevent cancer. (2002-06-27)

Aspirin may cause more harm than benefit in preventing coronary heart disease
Taking low dose aspirin as a preventive measure against coronary heart disease may result in more harm than benefit in some men, according to researchers at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London. (2000-06-29)

Anti-inflammatory drugs lower risk of Alzheimer's
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, claim researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-07-17)

Aspirin could reduce the risk of deadly infections
Adding to the long list of the benefits of aspirin, researchers have found that it is responsible for reducing toxic bacteria associated with serious infections. A study led by Dartmouth Medical School describes how salicylic acid-produced when the body breaks down aspirin-disrupts the bacteria's ability to adhere to host tissue, reducing the threat of deadly infections. (2003-07-17)

Aspirin + dipyridamole better than aspirin alone to prevent circulatory problems after minor stroke
A combination of aspirin and the antiplatelet drug dipyridamole is better than aspirin alone for the prevention of new circulatory events after a minor, non-disabling stroke, according to a paper published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2006-05-18)

Regular use of aspirin increases risk of Crohn's disease by 5 times
People who take aspirin regularly for a year or more may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn's disease, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia. (2010-05-03)

Resistance to aspirin tied to more severe strokes
People who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes than people who still respond to the drug, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., April 18-25, 2015. (2015-02-23)

Small study suggests twice-daily aspirin dosing could lead to more cardiovascular benefits for people with type 2 diabetes
Taking aspirin twice daily, rather than the current recommendation of once daily, could enhance cardiovascular protection in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests a small study being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. (2017-09-12)

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