Tag Archives: Aspirin

Aspirin to reduce leg ulcers: Study

Aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults, says a study conducted by Monash University on more than 260 participants from wound clinics around Australia. Venous ulcers are chronic wounds of the lower leg that are more common in older people. An estimated 400,000 Australians suffer from venous leg ulceration (VLU) costing around $2-3 billion/year. Lead ...

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Daily Aspirin Mantra Acts on Breast Cancer too, Says Study

Aspirin has long been seen as an anti-coagulent and heart-friendly medicine but now studies show that a daily dose of aspirin may curb the growth of breast cancer or tumour. Indian-origin scientist Dr Sushanta Banerjee from the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the team found that aspirin is able to create a non-conducive conditions around cancer stem cells ...

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Aspirin thrice a week reduces lung disease risk: Study

While apsirin was known to have some positive effects on cardiovascular diseases, a latest study said the decades-old wonder drug can also slow down, if not eliminate, emphysema lung disease. Emphysema, triggered by smoking cigarettes, damages the air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs, leading to shortness in breathing and finally turning fatal. It is one of several lung diseases known ...

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Clinical Calculators Over-rate Heart Attack Risk: Study

Most “risk calculators” ususally taken up to screen a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack actually overestimate the likelihood of it, warn a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University citing American Heart Association system too. Four out of five widely used clinical calculators over-estimate risk, including the most recent one unveiled in 2013 by the American Heart Association ...

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Australian Researchers Open Another Frontier of Use for Aspirin

Aspirin, known for decades as the simple pain killer and later promoted to be a diluter of coagulated arteries is now being slated as healer of dementia and other neuro-cardio-vascular diseases and Australia-based Monash University is undertaking a huge clinical trial to prove or disprove it by 2018. Dementia, usually hits elderly people affecting their cognitive mind, function and memory ...

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Aspirin could tackle dementia but trial results confirm it in 2018

Australian Monash University, known for its pioneering work on aspirin and its therapeutic applications, has been commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health to probe aspirin’s anti-dementia powers. Dementia or memory loss in a person is a major threat to the elderly people and Monash University in Melbourne has reportedly begun a A$50 million (US $41 million) clinical trial ...

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