Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICH Risk Increased With Low-Dose Aspirin in Primary Prevention ICH Risk Increased With Low-Dose Aspirin in Primary Prevention
The benefits of low-dose aspirin in symptomatic CVD are established, but any benefit does not outweigh the risk of intracranial hemorrhage in people without CVD, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

It’s time to rethink a daily aspirin for heart health. Here’s why many doctors won’t.
Changing clinical practice also goes beyond integrating new information. It requires unlearning and de-adopting outdated, ineffective clinical practices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inderveer Mahal Source Type: news

Should ICDs in Primary Prevention Go the Way of Aspirin? Should ICDs in Primary Prevention Go the Way of Aspirin?
Do historic recommendations on ICD use for primary prevention in patients with ischemic heart failure still hold as background therapies and the patient population evolve, asks John Mandrola, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

A daily aspirin is good for your heart, right? Actually it’s time to rethink that but here’s why many doctors don’t.
Changing clinical practice also goes beyond integrating new information. It requires unlearning and de-adopting outdated, ineffective clinical practices. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Inderveer Mahal Source Type: news

Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression Daily Aspirin May Lower Risk for Fatty Liver Progression
Daily aspirin may reduce the risk for progression to fibrosis and NASH in fatty liver disease, observational data suggest; more research is needed before recommending daily aspirin in NAFLD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Pradaxa Fails to Prevent Recurrence After Cryptogenic Stroke Pradaxa Fails to Prevent Recurrence After Cryptogenic Stroke
Dabigatran, sold under the brand name Pradaxa by Boehringer Ingelheim to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, is no more effective than aspirin for preventing a subsequent stroke in patients who have experienced a cryptogenic stroke.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dabigatran Doesn't Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Dabigatran is not superior to aspirin for preventing recurrent stroke in patients with recent history of embolic stroke of undetermined source, according to a study published in the May 16 issue of the New England Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain Bleed Risk Puts Safety of Low-Dose Aspirin in Doubt
Title: Brain Bleed Risk Puts Safety of Low-Dose Aspirin in DoubtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - May 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Low-Dose Aspirin's Risks Outweigh Benefits
Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low-dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some
Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low-dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain Bleed Risk Puts Safety of Low-Dose Aspirin in Doubt
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Without heart disease, daily aspirin may be too risky
(Reuters Health) - For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding in the skull, study finds 
A new study from Chang Gung University College of Medicine in Taiwan has found taking a low-dose aspirin had a 0.63 percent risk of bleeding in the skull, roughly two out of every 1,000 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-dose aspirin linked to bleeding in the skull, new report says
Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull
People without a history of heart disease and stroke who took low-dose aspirin were more likely to experience bleeding inside the skull, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Dose Aspirin Linked To Bleeding In The Skull, New Report Says
(CNN) — Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analyzed data from 13 previous studies in which over 130,000 people ages 42 to 74, who didn’t have a history of heart disease or stroke, were given either aspirin or a placebo for the prevention of these conditions. All the trials reported on the risk of head bleeding. People who took the placebo had a 0.46% risk of having a head bleed during the combined trial periods. For those who took aspirin,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News aspirin CNN Source Type: news

The 4 Types of Doctors Visits You Should Make For a Long, Healthy Life
Prevention is often called the best medicine — but research has shown that millions of Americans are not getting the preventive care they should to live long, healthy lives. Obstacles like inadequate access to care and financial barriers can keep people away from the doctor, but anxiety and feeling like care is unnecessary are also common deterrents. “There are a lot of things that every person could do to stay healthy, and this could help people to feel better, improve their quality of life and help them to live longer,” says Dr. Alex Krist, a professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Longevity public health Source Type: news

Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll: Is an Aspirin A Day A Good Idea?
For years, Americans have been told about the benefits of daily aspirin usage. Eighty-one milligrams of aspirin daily can be helpful in warding off a host of ailments in some patients, according to...(PRWeb May 09, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/fairleigh_dickinson_university_poll_is_an_aspirin_a_day_a_good_idea/prweb16299277.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID'ing CRC
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Administration of a single dose of oral aspirin prior to fecal immunochemical testing does not increase test sensitivity for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasms, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin before at-home colorectal cancer screening test didn't significantly improve ability to detect cancer precursors
(JAMA Network) Some observational studies have suggested that taking aspirin before undergoing colorectal cancer screening with a fecal immunochemical test for blood in stool might improve the ability of the test to detect cancer precursors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 7, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Short-term relief, long-term damage: NSAIDs actually damage heart, kidneys
(Natural News) If you tend to reach for ibuprofen or aspirin for every ache and pain, ask yourself if the short-term relief it may give you will be worth raising your risk of heart and kidney failure in the long term. NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are widely used for pain and inflammation, and most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential wound care supplies for your home first aid kit
When the cut, scrape, blister or bleeding happens, you don't want to be stuck running in a panicked frenzy to the closest drug store. Instead, be prepared for common injuries, symptoms and ailments with a well-stocked medicine cabinet and home first aid kit. Here are the essential wound care supplies you should have on hand at home: Make sure your home first aid kit is well stocked. For cuts and scrapes: The basic must-haves for these minor wounds include: Adhesive bandages in various sizes. Sterile gauze pads. Medical tape. Antibiotic ointment. The size of the wound will help you determine whether a bandage will s...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Are eggs and aspirin good or bad for your heart?
Are eggs and aspirin good or bad for your heart? Two recent studies may have prompted some people to wonder. One of the studies found that the more eggs you eat, the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease. The other study showed that elderly people should not take a daily dose of aspirin to reduce [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Regular aspirin use linked to 50% increased risk of MAJOR bleeding episodes, warn researchers
(Natural News) You might have heard that taking aspirin on a daily basis can help prevent heart attacks, but is it really such a good idea to regularly take medication if nothing is wrong with you? According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the answer to that is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Say Bye-bye to Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug Say Bye-bye to Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug
Does aspirin still have a role in the primary prevention of cardiovascular events? A new study raises doubts.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 'low dose aspirin' for dementia? Drug ready for first in-human testing
(University of Kentucky) To date, there have been very few successes in the pursuit of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. But one drug that looks at AD from a different angle is now ready for its first round of testing in humans, supported by $5.5 million from the NIH and the ADDF. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ticagrelor Alone After PCI: A Strategy Gaining Momentum Ticagrelor Alone After PCI: A Strategy Gaining Momentum
GLASSY, a new subanalysis of the GLOBAL LEADERS trial, provides more promising data on the strategy of dropping aspirin after a short period of dual antiplatelet therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy
-- Aspirin can prevent heart attacks and strokes by lowering the clotting action of the blood's platelets. However, preventing blood from clotting can also cause stomach or brain bleeding, kidney failure and other kinds of strokes, the U.S. Food... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Daily Aspirin Therapy
Title: Health Tip: Daily Aspirin TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - April 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Studies Support Dropping Long-term Aspirin After Stenting New Studies Support Dropping Long-term Aspirin After Stenting
The STOPDAPT-2 and SMART-CHOICE trials both suggest extended therapy with clopidogrel or another P2Y12 inhibitor alone may be preferable to dual antiplatelet therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lannett Receives FDA Approval For Aspirin And Extended-Release Dipyridamole Capsules, 25 mg/200 mg
PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Aspir... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, FDA Lannett Company, Boehringer Ingelheim, Aggrenox (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection
(Centenary Institute) Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis is particularly deadly and expensive to treat, costing up to $250,000 to treat a single case in Australia. Scientists at the Centenary Institute have been working on new ways to treat tuberculosis by increasing the effectiveness of the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Triple drug treatment beats bowel cancer resistance
And researchers say combination therapy could also attack other cancers Related items fromOnMedica Faecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effective Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Benefits of aspirin to treat bowel cancer Surgery after radiation therapy effective for rectal cancer Invest in workforce to roll out bowel cancer screening, urges former health secretary (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

My Top Four Practice-Changers From ACC: Alcohol To Aspirin
(MedPage Today) -- What did the conference hold for a skeptical cardiologist? (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - March 23, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Will an Aspirin a Day Keep HBV-Related Liver Cancer Away? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Daily aspirin tied to 29% risk reduction of hepatocellular carcinoma in viral hepatitis. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 22, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Aspirin: Have the New Guidelines Changed What You Should Do?
For many people without evidence of cardiovascular disease, less will be more – with the benefit of aspirin just not worth the risk and inconvenience – and that is particularly true for those older than 70 years or with an increased risk of bleeding. And that fits just fine with the new guidelines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Harlan Krumholz, Contributor Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds
Title: Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/20/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: OK to Stop Aspirin 3 Months After Stent
Patients who get drug-eluting stents to open a blocked artery can stop taking aspirin after just three months, instead of the typical full year, and lower their risk of bleeding, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trials Back Shorter DAPT After Stenting
(MedPage Today) -- Dropping aspirin after a few weeks found non-inferior to standard yearlong regimen (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B Aspirin May Lower HCC Risk in Patients With Hepatitis B
A new study finds that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

For heart disease prevention, skip the daily aspirin
Daily intake of low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks is no longer recommended. That’s according to 2019 guidance on cardiovascular disease prevention from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Exceptions include older patients who are at high risk, reports CNN.  “Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people with out known cardiovascular disease. It’s much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Stopping Aspirin 3 Months After Stent Is Safe, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HBV-Related Liver Cancer and the Role of Aspirin
(MedPage Today) -- Daily dose tied to 29% lower risk of developing common hepatitis B complications (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 18, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You ’ re Healthy
New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA M. HOLSON Tags: Aspirin Heart American College of Cardiology American Heart Assn Michos, Dr. Erin Source Type: news

Aspirin no longer recommended for heart attack, stroke prevention
New guidelines say aspirin should rarely be used to prevent cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin guidelines updated for heart attack, stroke prevention
New guidelines say aspirin should rarely be used to prevent cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association agree that for older adults at low heart risk, the chance of bleeding that comes with daily low-dose aspirin outweighs any heart benefit. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACC 2019: Abbott touts reduced stroke, bleeding and pump-clotting in HeartMate 3 trial
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) yesterday presented data from a new trial of its HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device, touting a reduced rate of strokes, pump-related blood clots and bleeding episodes at two years as compared with the previous generation HeartMate II. Data in the trial was presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session 2019 in New Orleans and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Chicago-area medical device company said. Abbott touted its HeartMate 3 as the first implantable mechanical pump using fully magnetic levitation technology, makin...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Abbott Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks, According to New Guidelines
Experts have issued a new set of guidelines on the best ways to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure — and for the first time, they focus squarely on the patient. The new guidelines recognize how doctors can support people to not only address their medical risk factors, but also to change their behaviors and lifestyles in order to reduce their risk. The latest revisions to the guidelines, issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), were announced at the annual meeting of the ACC. They are intended to help doctors figure out a patient’s risk of h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Heart Disease Source Type: news