MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Debate over the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin has flared in recent years, with guidelines now generally urging against the regimen to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
But some people with good heart health still might benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin, a new study from New Zealand argues.
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin or anti-clotting medicines like Plavix won't boost the risk of another stroke if you've already survived a bleeding stroke, a new study suggests.
In fact, they might even help guard against a second brain bleed, the researchers noted.
The findings "are reassuring for survivors of brain hemorrhage who need to take ant...
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Let's say you're one of the millions of older adults who takes a low-dose aspirin religiously, in the belief that it will guard against heart disease and heart attacks.
Now, a new review suggests your risk of a brain bleed outweighs any heart benefit that a daily aspirin might bring you.
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure.
Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, and lower their bleeding risk in the process.
SUNDAY, March 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might lower their risk.
But new guidelines issued Sunday by two cardiology groups say that, for most adults, the practice may no longer be warranted.
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
In a study of COPD sufferers, researchers found that aspirin was linked to fewer moderate exacerbations, but not severe bouts, of the lung disease. It also reduced moderate and...
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too few patients adopt the regimen, new research shows.
Advanced colon polyps are a major risk factor for colon cancer, the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States.
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is recommended for heart attack survivors or people at increased risk, but up to now experts have discouraged the practice for aging individuals in good health.
Now, a new evidence review suggests that some healthy seniors and middle-aged adults might gain a bit of benefit from taking daily aspirin.
THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular use of low-dose aspirin may the reduce risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 205,000 American women and found that those who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (defined as 100 milligrams or less) had a 23 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who did n...
SUNDAY, Sept. 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's disappointing news for seniors: A new trial shows that taking daily low-dose aspirin doesn't prolong healthy, independent living in otherwise healthy people aged 70 and older.
Aspirin has long been recommended for middle-aged folks with a history of heart disease, to prevent future heart attacks or strokes....
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One low-dose aspirin a day could help women avoid ovarian cancer or boost their survival should it develop, two new studies suggest.
In fact, daily low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer. It was also tied to as much as a 30 percent impr...
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If new research in mice bears out in humans, that daily low-dose aspirin many people take to keep heart trouble at bay might also protect their brains against Alzheimer's.
Scientists report aspirin appeared to help clear out plaques of waste material called amyloid beta in the brain. Those plaques are a major sign of Alzheimer's disease.
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.
Prescriptions for blood-thinning aspirin, cholesterol-lowering statins and blood pressure medications might be incorrect because a tool that estimates risk appears to be off by as much as 20 percent, S...
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study.
New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a quandary for doctors who treat pregnant women at risk for preeclampsia. H...
THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people who have both type 2 diabetes and heart failure, new research offers a mixed message on taking a daily low-dose aspirin.
The study found the daily pill can reduce the risk for heart failure-related hospitalization and death in people who have both conditions. However, it also found that a daily aspirin raises their risk for nonfa...
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, millions of American heart patients go "under the knife" for various kinds of surgery. Often they're told to take a low-dose aspirin, to help lower their odds for a post-op blood clot.
But does that practice reduce the risk of additional heart problems?
A new study says yes. Giving low-dose aspirin after surgeries unrela...
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Daily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis B infection, a new study suggests.
Hepatitis B virus attacks the liver and can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Previous research suggests daily low-dose aspirin therapy may prevent cancer, but there is little clinical evidence on whether regular aspirin use can preve...