Medications

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.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study: An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay

Taking a low-dose aspirin once a day does not reduce the risk of thinking and memory problems caused by mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease, nor does it slow the rate of cognitive decline, according ...

Medications

Low-dose aspirin linked to reduced liver cancer risk

Among adults with chronic viral hepatitis at high risk of liver cancer, those who took low-dose aspirin long-term were less likely to develop liver cancer or to die from liver-related causes. The findings come from a study ...

Medications

Can aspirin help tackle some cancers?

Low-dose aspirin may improve survival odds for patients battling head/neck and lung cancer, two new studies suggest.

Cardiology

Aspirin should not be recommended for healthy people over 70

Low-dose aspirin does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. The late breaking results of the ASPREE trial are presented today at ESC Congress ...

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