Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lower risk of dabigatran-tied bleeding with gastroprotection

(HealthDay)—For patients taking dabigatran, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is reduced with use of gastroprotective agents, according to a study published in the September issue of Gastroenterology.

Health

Hands-on therapy may spell relief for low back pain

(HealthDay)—Having an osteopath move your back muscles using techniques that include stretching, light pressure and resistance (called OMT) may trump ultrasound therapy for the relief of lower back pain, new research suggests.

Cardiology

Stopping aspirin therapy after GI bleed ups cardiovascular risk

(HealthDay)—Patients with cardiovascular disease who discontinue low-dose aspirin therapy after peptic ulcer bleeding have a seven-fold higher risk of death or acute cardiovascular event, according to research published ...

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