Tag Archives: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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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Comparative Mortality Risks from Antipsychotics in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary A US observational study of 136,393 people, aged 65 years and older, and living in the community, who had recently started taking antipsychotics, was performed to estimate the comparative mortality risks of commonly prescribed antipsychotics. These individuals had recently … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Levels and Use of Statins: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary A two-part systematic review looks into the evidence for high cholesterol levels having an influence on the development of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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