Tag Archives: Aspirin

Aspirin: Stomach Bleeds Risk for Over-75s (BBC News / Lancet / NHS Choices)

Summary Persons aged over 75 taking daily aspirin following a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of stomach bleeds than thought previously. The benefits of low dose aspirin still outweigh the risks, even in this age group. Co-prescription … Continue reading

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Researchers Advise Use of Aspirin Immediately After Minor Strokes (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary The benefits of taking aspirin immediately after a mini or minor stroke, to prevent or limit harm, have been hugely under-estimated. Full Text Link Reference Mundasad, S. (2016). ‘Immediate aspirin’ advice for minor stroke.  London: BBC Health News, May … Continue reading

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Low Dose Aspirin for the Over-Fifties? (BBC News / Annals of Oncology)

Summary Analysis of roughly 200 studies investigating the benefits and harms of taking aspirin indicates that a small dose of aspirin every day could help to prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers. Approximately 122,000 deaths could be prevented … Continue reading

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Switch From Aspirin to Blood-Thinning Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors should prescribe newer blood-thinning drugs, rather than aspirin, to treat atrial fibrillation in order to decrease the risk of stroke. Full Text Link Reference Roberts, M. … Continue reading

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Aspirin, Steroidal and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease?

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Inflammatory processes have previously been thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The authors of … Continue reading

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