Aspirin No Longer Needed for Select AFib Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Is AUGUSTUS trial the'last nail in the coffin'for post-CV event use? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New AHA/ACC CVD Primary Prevention Guideline New AHA/ACC CVD Primary Prevention Guideline
As expected, the new document recommends generally against aspirin in primary prevention, and aims to make a'one-stop shop'for clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AUGUSTUS Backs Apixaban'Double Therapy' in Most AF Post-ACS, PCI AUGUSTUS Backs Apixaban'Double Therapy' in Most AF Post-ACS, PCI
The most safe and effective antithrombotic regimen may involve neither warfarin nor aspirin, suggested a trial that might allay bleeding-risk concerns in a tough-to-treat atrial fibrillation population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CV Primary Prevention Guidelines Updated
(MedPage Today) -- Aspirin, diabetes, team-care recommendations revised (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for most healthy adults
Cardiologists are no longer recommending low-dose aspirin except for high-risk patients because the risk of bleeding can outweigh the heart-healthy benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccines and Autism; Aspirin and Prostate Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include wearable technologies and surgery recovery, and a patient reportedly cured of HIV (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Studying the Effects of Low-Dose Aspirin on Prostate Cancer Outcomes
A large Danish registry study looked at the effects of post-diagnosis use of low-dose aspirin on prostate cancer mortality. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Peanut Allergy Patch; FIT for Colon Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include testing for breast cancer mutations and daily aspirin's bleeding risks (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - March 10, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Minimal Benefit of Aspirin Use Post-Prostate Cancer Dx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But some reduction in disease mortality risk is seen in low-grade cancer, and more when used longer than 5 years (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 9, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Impact pioneers honored for groundbreaking ideas in the fields of healthcare and nutrition
The Bayer Cares Foundation recently presented the 2018 Aspirin Social Innovation Awards to five international initiatives for their groundbreaking ideas in the fields of healthcare and nutrition. The award-winners are all impact pioneers whose concepts have the potential to bring about sustainable, systematic changes to thus improve the living conditions of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer
Title: Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Little Help Vs. Prostate Cancer
Any potential benefit from low-dose aspirin needs to be weighed against the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding linked with its use, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Will an aspirin a day keep prostate cancer at bay? Not necessarily, according to new research. Danish scientists say low-dose aspirin doesn't seem to reduce a man's risk of death from prostate cancer, but it may slow down... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups
Title: Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-UpsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Low - Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Death From Prostate Cancer
But during extended exposure periods of at least five years, low - dose aspirin may cut mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Doesn't Prolong Survival in Prostate Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doubling up on blood thinners increases risk for excessive bleeding
Patients who use an anticoagulant such as warfarin should be careful if they are also on an aspirin regimen as it can increase the risk for excessive bleeding, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups
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). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-Dx Aspirin in Prostate Ca Appears of Little Benefit
(MedPage Today) -- Suggestion of reduced disease mortality in low-risk disease and with longer-term use (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - March 4, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Does Not Cut Death From Prostate Cancer
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Low-dose aspirin use does not appear to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death, according to a study published online March 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Charlotte Skriver, from the Danish Cancer Society... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) have a greater long-term risk for stroke that is reduced by aspirin use, according to a study recently published in Neurology. Eliza C. Miller, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Prescription painkillers do more harm than good for back pain
(Natural News) From over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin to prescription drugs like tramadol, morphine, and hydrocodone, these meds are omnipresent in modern American life. They have become more widely used than tobacco, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report. In 2015, more than 36 percent of Americans, aged 12... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
Title: aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - February 28, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Vertos Medical ’s spinal stenosis treatment wins CE mark
Vertos Medical said it has received CE mark approval for its lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) treatment device kit. Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Vertos said its Mild device kit enables a minimally invasive procedure to remove the cause of stenosis through a portal the size of a baby aspirin. The procedure requires no stitches, general anesthesia, implants or overnight hospital stays, the company added. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Vertos Medical’s spinal stenosis treatment wins CE mark appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured News Well Orthopedics Surgical CE Mark Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Breathing Problems From Aspirin? Help is Here
(MedPage Today) -- Encouraging results with desensitization protocol, nasal polyp removal (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 26, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, will answer this question: Does aspirin help prevent stroke and heart attacks? To listen, click the link below. Aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 26, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

THEMIS Top Line: Ticagrelor Cuts Event Risk in Diabetics With CAD THEMIS Top Line: Ticagrelor Cuts Event Risk in Diabetics With CAD
Adding daily ticagrelor (Brilinta/Brilique) to aspirin conferred a significant benefit in the trial with more than 19,000 high-risk diabetics in top-line results announced by AstraZeneca.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Prognostic bleeding risk models that can estimate the absolute bleeding harms of aspirin have been developed for individuals in whom aspirin is being considered for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brilinta ’s Phase III THEMIS trial met primary endpoint in 
patients with established coronary artery disease and type-2 diabetes
The Phase III THEMIS trial met its primary endpoint and demonstrated that Brilinta (ticagrelor), taken in conjunction with aspirin, showed a statistically-significant reduction in a composite of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to aspirin alone. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

10 percent of Chinese adults have high heart disease risk, aren't treated for it
This study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Large Trials Cast Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin's Benefits Large Trials Cast Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin's Benefits
David Kerr discusses recent data on low-dose aspirin and how it will affect his personal use of this very common drug.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's
(Salk Institute) The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer's disease based on a compound found in nature. The research appears in the February 2019 issue of the journal Redox Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aspirin Prophylaxis Effective After Total Knee Arthroplasty
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 16, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Another medication more dangerous than the condition it treats: Blood-thinning drugs increase risk of internal bleeding, death
(Natural News) Using antithrombotic or blood-thinning medications was found to increase the risk of hematuria, or the presence of blood in urine, and other related complications. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that antithrombotic medications such as warfarin and aspirin may cause adverse health events. The study involved 2,518,064... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiology Topics to Watch for in 2019 Cardiology Topics to Watch for in 2019
Wearables, aspirin for secondary prevention, AI and machine learning, and drug pricing are among the topics to keep an eye on in 2019, according to cardiologists Drs Harrington and Gibson.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
Only 42.6 percent of 84 patients with biopsy - proven advanced colorectal polyps were taking aspirin (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Low-dose aspirin can lower your risk for colon cancer but fewer than half the people who already have polyps aren’t taking it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin Underused for Advanced Colorectal Polyps
TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Aspirin is underused to reduce the risk for colorectal cancer among patients with advanced colorectal polyps, according to a study recently published in The American Journal of Medicine. Noting that the U.S. Preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
Title: Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Aspirin, Anticoagulants Up Rate of False Positives With FIT for Colorectal Cancer Aspirin, Anticoagulants Up Rate of False Positives With FIT for Colorectal Cancer
Regular use of aspirin or anticoagulants reduces the positive predictive value (PPV) of fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) for detecting colorectal cancer and advanced adenomas, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug May Be Safer Option Against Repeat Stroke
The risk of another stroke caused by a blood clot was halved for patients who took the drug Pletal plus aspirin or clopidogrel, versus those who took aspirin or clopidogrel alone. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Cilostazol Cuts Recurrent Stroke Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Cilostazol Cuts Recurrent Stroke
New results show cilostazol plus aspirin or clopidogrel reduced recurrent stroke rate by half over aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk stroke patients without increased bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Blood Thinning Drug May Be Safer Option Against Recurrent Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients'risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aspirin to prevent colon cancer underutilized in high-risk patients
(Florida Atlantic University) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To explore whether high risk patients are adhering to USPSTF guidelines, FAU researchers analyzed data from structured interviews with 84 patients and found that less than half (42.9 percent) reported taking aspirin. These findings pose major challenges that require multifactorial approaches by physicians and patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cilostazol-combo antiplatelet therapy reduced risk for recurrent stroke
(American Heart Association) The long-term combination of cilostazol with aspirin or clopidogrel resulted in fewer recurrent strokes than with aspirin or clopidogrel alone in high-risk patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does an Aspirin a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
(MedPage Today) -- Digging into the research on this changing topic (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news