aspirin

The Takeaway: Aspirin Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk; GPS Shoes For Patients With Dementia

Posted on 10/28/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayPatients who took 600 mg of aspirin daily for two years were 63 percent less likely to get colorectal cancer than those who took a placebo. New GPS sneakers were designed mainly with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in mind.

The Takeaway: Taking Aspirin? Don’t Stop; Longevity Study; Prehistoric Grandparents

Posted on 07/25/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayAspirin wards off heart attack–just don’t stop taking it, study warns. Researchers tracked people ages 50 to 84 and found patients with a history of heart disease who had recently stopped low-dose aspirin were 63 percent more likely to have a heart attack. “Even stopping aspirin for 15 days was associated with the short-term risk.”

Can an Aspirin a Day Be Bad for Your Health?

Posted on 05/11/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthCheck out this AARP Bulletin piece on how new guidelines on aspirin are saying that not everyone should be taking the drug every day, as it may pose serious health risks: The aspirin-a-day controversy erupted publicly in March when a 10-year study of nearly 30,000 adults ages 50 to 75 without known heart disease found that a daily aspirin didn’t offer any discernible protection. The group taking aspirin had cardiovascular disease at the same rate as those taking a placebo. …