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What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?

One of the commonest and most troublesome disease affecting millions world wide is asthma. Asthmatics not only suffer from the usual symptoms of the disease but they are unfortunate in more ways than one. It is common knowledge that asthmatics are warned to stay away from aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What happens when they take aspirin? And further more if consuming as...

Spirituality helps lessen arthritic pain

Dr. Francis J. Keefe of Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina and colleagues have published a paper in April issue of the Journal of pain. Patients who use religion or spirituality to cope with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis can reduce their pain and boost their sense of well being, the researchers say. ..Dr. Francis says, "One might expect that people coping with chr...

Aspirin reduces deaths

People with heart disease can expect to live longer if they take aspirin, according to a new study. The benefits of aspirin for people with a high risk of stroke or heart attack are now well known. For aspirin thins the blood - preventing clotting - and also reduces inflammation. A new study from doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the US now reveals that aspirin reduces deaths from all...

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

A study aimed at settling a long-standing question among doctors has found that aspirin works just as well as Warfarin, in helping most patients avoid recurrent strokes. Many doctors suspected that Warfarin was more effective but that aspirin was safer. This study challenges both views, showing the two drugs are equals in both respects. ....Both drugs slow clotting of the blood, and blood clots...

Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

According to a new study, it shows that warfarin and aspirin are equally effective in stroke prevention in the majority of patients at risk. Aspirin prevents blood clotting by stopping platelets from clumping together, while warfarin acts on the levels of blood clotting proteins. So both are known to help prevent blood clots in the brain that lead to strokes. Till date, it has been thought that w...

Ibuprofen weakens aspirin's effect

Many heart patients regularly take aspirin because it thins the blood and prevents the clots that cause heart attacks. Ibuprofen belongs to a widely used class of pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.// Ibuprofen is widely used for arthritis and other aches and pains. The popular pain reliever ibuprofen blocks the heart-protecting effects of aspirin, according to a study t...

Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear

ASPIRIN could save 40,000 more lives each year worldwide if more people at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke took it, doctors said.// An analysis of nearly 300 clinical trials of aspirin and other “antiplatelet” drugs that help to prevent blood clots confirmed that aspirin reduces heart attacks and strokes in susceptible patients. But only about half of the people who could benefit fr...

Aspirin deflated

A new study suggests that some people who take aspirin to beat off heart attacks may not be getting all the benefits they thought they were. Heart attacks are caused by clots. Doctors often recommend daily use of aspirin to help prevent heart attacks.// ....Aspirin works by blocking the formation of thromboxane A2, a chemical in the body that makes platelets sticky and promotes blood clotting. T...

Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs

Aspirin has been a pain-reliever for more than 100 years. And while most of the popular remedies used in the 19th century have been abandoned, the use of aspirin has increased. This powerful pill will //reduce pain, fever, inflammation, prevent blood clots, and even reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke. ....In the more than 35 years since aspirin's potent anti-clotting effects were first...

Inspiring positive life changes

Exhibiting people evidence of the harm unhealthy habits do can motivate them to change.Researchers in Texas have reviewed a number of studies on biomarkers indicators of health or disease status to see// if a knowledge of these can affect people's behaviour. ....They learned that if you reveal factors like carbon monoxide levels in blood - increased by smoking it does encourage people to quit...

Spirituality relieves stress

A meditation programme has proved useful in helping people deal with stress. There has been quite a bit of research showing that// meditation helps people improve both their physical and mental ill health. .. .. Researchers at West Virginia University in the US have been looking at how a meditation programme called 'mindfulness training' can help people who describe themselves as 'stressed out'....

Spiritual views aid after bereavement

A recent study shows that many people with firm spiritual beliefs find it easier to deal with a bereavement. Researchers in Texas have studied 120 relatives and friends of patients attending a hospice for terminal care. They looked at how the presence,// or absence, of strong spiritual beliefs helped these people cope when their loved one died. ....Those who had a strong spiritual belief reporte...

ASPIRIN MAY HELP LOWER PREGNANCY RISK

Low-dose aspirin taken during pregnancy may help lower the risk of pre-eclampsia, doctors say. ..Their review found a daily low dose of aspirin among high-risk women can reduce the risk of perinatal death and pre-eclampsia, or pregnancy-induced hypertension. ..women with a history of pre-eclampsia or who had chronic hypertension, diabetes or renal disease who took a daily low dose (50 mg to 150 m...

Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure

Patients with mild hypertension experienced a significant reduction in blood pressure as the result of regularly taking aspirin before bed, according to a new study. ....To investigate the effect of aspirin taken at different times of the rest-activity cycle, Ramon C. Hermida, Ph.D., of Bioengineering and Chronobiology Laboratories, University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, Spain, and colleagues...

Aspirin Lowers Leukemia Risk

Researchers have found yet another benefit of taking aspirin. A new study shows women who take aspirin two or more times a week may lower their risk of leukemia by more than 50 percent. ....Investigators analyzed data from more than 28,000 women in the Iowa Women's Health Study to determine whether taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, could pr...

Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer

The surprising finding worried doctors, who say women will now have to talk seriously with their physicians about the risk of taking a daily aspirin.// ..Pancreatic cancer affects only 31,000 Americans a year, but it kills virtually all its victims within three years. ..The study of 88,000 nurses found that those who took two or more aspirins a week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher ri...

Aspirin Found To Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer

New research shows consuming higher doses of aspirin may reduce the risk of colon polyps, which can develop // into cancer. ..Researchers studied about 27,000 women between 34 and 77 years old. The participants underwent endoscopic colon exams between 1980 and 1998. During the 18 years, nearly 1,400 of the women were diagnosed with adenoma, a type of polyp known to be precancerous. ..Results sho...

Aspirin Induced Asthma , A Little-Known Inducer

Aspirin-induced asthma is a severe reaction to aspirin or other painkillers that is characterized by the onset of asthma 30 minutes to three hours // after taking the medications. British researchers analyzed more than 20 studies on asthma and found more than 20 percent of adults and about 5 percent of children suffer from the condition. ..Researchers say most of these patients were also sensiti...

Aspirin Found To Be Effective In Reducing Breast Cancer Rates

Researchers say , that the drug aspirin ,best known for its painkilling effects, if used regularly might offer protection against breast cancer. // Cancer prevention has all along focused on modification of lifestyle factors, but recent research has been centered on chemoprevention, or the use of chemical agents to prevent or inhibit the carcinogenic process of cancer development. ..The study, wh...

Aspirin Not The Ideal Treatment Option For Stroke Patients

Patients who have a history of an ischemic stroke, which is a stroke caused by a blood clot, are often put on the drug clopidogrel. // However, new research shows this may not be the answer for patients who have had a stroke. ..Researchers conducted a study to see if adding aspirin in the treatment of stroke patients would be beneficial as it is in heart disease patients.The study included around...

Preventing Strokes With Aspirin

Based on findings of a recent study researchers suggest stroke survivors who stop taking their prescribed daily aspirin // are three-times more likely to have another stroke within the month. ..Researchers studied more than 300 stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients who were on long-term aspirin therapy for preventing subsequent strokes or heart attacks. TIA is a transient stroke that...

Aspirin For Treating Blocked Brain Arteries

A new report says that aspirin is more effective for treating ischemic stroke, or brain hemorrhage. // ....More than 560 patients suffering from ischemic attack or stroke caused by angiographically verified stenosis of a major artery were assigned to receive either aspirin or warfarin. Warfarin is the standard drug prescribed in these procedures. ....In a following up process that took 1.8 yrs, w...

Combination of Clopidogrel-aspirin is better for preventing stroke than only aspirin

In reducing blood clots, the combination of Clopidogrel and aspirin is more effective than only aspirin//... ....The results were declared after 107 participants across four countries of the Europe were given the combination medication or only aspirin. Each of the participants of the study had had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). All the patients have at least 50% narrower carotid art...

Aspirin may reduce he risk of colon cancer

Regular use of aspirin among patients of colon cancer after undergoing surgery can reduce the risk of recurrence// of cancer or death. ....In a study which was presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology said that the risk of recurrence reduces by about 50% for the patients who took regular aspirin after surgery, once they were diagnosed as suffering from colon cancer...

Aspirin Benefits Cardiac Disease Patients, Even Before Surgery

Research done by scientists from Mayo Clinic had reported that taking aspirin for cardiac patients is not only helpful, the benefits can still be had even hours before the surgery. ....Aspirin reduces clotting of the blood, so it can help prevent a heart attack or stroke by making it less likely a clot will form and block an already narrowed artery.// However, many surgeons who are concerned abo...

Aspirin Might Counter Side Effects of Cox-2 Painkillers

After the failure of Vioxx, pain killer which was found to cause the death of Robert C. Ernst on May 2001 after taking Vioxx. Merck Pharma the manufacturers of Vioxx were asked by the Texas Jury to pay $253.5 million as compensation // to Mrs. Ernst. Over 5 years, about 20 million people worldwide took Vioxx before Merck stopped selling the drug in September 2004, after a clinical trial found ir...

Aspirin May Protect Against Hyperglycemia With Diabetes

Antioxidants such as vitamin E, probucol, GSH, and vitamin C are known to prevent high-glucose enhanced endothelial calcium ion/ cGMP response by scavenging the overshoot superoxide anions.// Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) widely used in the treatment of non-severe human inflammatory disorders. ..Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes mellitus has been clearly demonstrated....

Aspirin reduces skin cancer Risk

Professor David Whiteman and team from Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have found that regular intake of aspirin had a reduced number of sunspots which are precursors to skin cancer//. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. ..Aspirin is a cyto-oxygenase (COX) enzyme inhibitor, which suppresses the activity of this enzyme and its expression....

Aspirin induces Cancer Cells To Commit Suicide

Aspirin has already been hailed as a wonder drug that can take care of everything from Alzheimer's disease to heart attacks. It has now emerged that it can also induce cancer cells to commit suicide.// ..Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh report in the December 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that aspiration can prove to be deadly for cancer cells in combination with a...

‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl

Bhagipur (Orissa): A visually-challenged man, is an inspiration today for all of his villagers and now not only makes his own living but also helps other physically challenged people both in spirit and kind//. ....Srinivas Jena became blind at the age of five years old. Many of his neighbours suggested that he should take to begging for his family's survival, however he was inspired by a radio...

Aspirin Serves To Reduce Cardiovascular Events

A recent study has revealed that there is a significant reduction in the case of cardiovascular events as a result of the use of aspirin, both in the case of men and women. In the case of men, the chances of heart attacks are reduced, // while in the case of women, the possibilities of strokes occurring are reduced. The exact role of aspirin in bringing down such risks are not yet known. ....It...

Aspirin reduces Hemorrhage recurrence

Stroke is caused by arrest in supply of blood to the brain cells, which occurs due to blocking or breaks in the arteries//. Ischaemic stroke is caused by a blocked artery and Hemorrhagic stroke is caused due to bleeding which is caused by artery breaks. ....The sudden stopping of blood to the brain cells can lead to dead of these brain cells due to oxygen depletion leading to stroke, the surviva...

Aspirin, Not Used By African Americans And Diabetics To Prevent Heat Problems

It is recently seen that the usage of aspirin to prevent heart problem have increased tremendously//. ..The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) and others conducted the study and published in the American Journal of Medicine. It said that African Americans and diabetics do not opt for aspirin therapy. ....The researchers from the medical centers...

Drug Addiction Recovery Buffered by Spirituality

Scientists from National Development and Research Institutes, Inc (NDRI) in New York City and Chestnut Health System in Bloomington, Illinois explored the role// of social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and 12-step participation in the process of recovery from addiction. The study reveals markedly improved life satisfaction as recovery progresses as well as a decrease in str...

Bottleneck: High on Spirits Can Cause A Dispirited Liver, Leading To Cirrhosis!

If you are hooked on to hooch, or a binge drinker, who is over the board regularly, its time to cork the bottle tight and do something worthwhile to kick the tendency. // Medical experts have issued a wake –up call to the inebriated, that cirrhosis, a disease of the liver is not far away, and is like a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode. ....Infact, figures show that there has been an alarmi...

Negative religious 'Spirituality' related to depression in physicians

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers revealed that residents who have negative religious and spiritual characteristics have higher risk for depressive symptoms.// ..The study was done by collection of data through surveys which said that the risk for significant depressive symptoms was greater among respondents who reported negative religious coping mechanisms, poorer spiritual well-being...

IMA against Spiritual Guru Baba Ramdev

The Indian Medical Association has been angered over Spiritual guru Baba Ramdev's views against allopathic medicine and medical practitioners//. ..IMA national president Ajay Kumar said he would mobilise doctors across India against Ramdev for ‘misguiding people’ about medical practitioners and allopathic medicine. ..Ramdev had reportedly alleged that medical practitioners were exploiting peopl...

Low-dose Aspirin Benefits Both Sexes

A daily low-dose of Aspirin can lower clot formation in both men and women according to a new study from John Hopkins//. ..A direct comparison of blood cell testing in both sexes with 81 milligrams of acetyl salicylic acid a day, resulted in prevention of clumping together of platelets – the clot-forming cells. Clots in blood vessels of the heart and brain cause heart attacks and strokes. ..Ho...

High Spirits :Second Thoughts on the Mini Pegs

A new study on perceived benefits of moderate alcohol intake seems to question the earlier studies that had indicated longevity benefits// and cardiovascular health amongst moderate drinkers, as compared to abstainers or heavy drinkers. ....The study conveys that, there has been some mistake in the perception of who “abstainers” are, when these studies were conducted. According to Kaye Middleton...

Spiritual Inclination Plays A Role In Fear Of Death For Elderly

A new University of Florida study has found that elderly people turn to God as they approach death. This is especially true if they were not spiritually inclined during their earlier days.// The study, which appears in the March issue of Research on Aging, says that talking about God may actually increase the fear of dying in such people. ..The study followed 103 relatively healthy older adults a...
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