low-dose aspirin

Should You Take an Aspirin to Prevent Cancer?

Posted on 08/6/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTaking a daily low-dose aspirin has been standard advice for many at risk for heart disease, but now a large scientific review of research finds that the same advice could dramatically cut older adults’ risk of developing — and dying from — colon, stomach or esophageal cancer. British researchers found that if adults ages 50 to 65 took a daily low-dose (about 75 milligrams) aspirin for 10 years, it could cut colon cancer cases by 35 percent and deaths from …

CDC: 4 Things Could Prevent 200,000 Deaths Yearly

Posted on 09/5/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAt least 200,000 Americans under age 75 die needlessly each year from heart disease and stroke that could have been prevented by doing four important things: quitting smoking, reducing cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and taking a daily low-dose aspirin if a doctor approves. The findings are from a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that also points out that more than half of these avoidable deaths are occurring among those under 65. “These findings are really …