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Aspirin

Aspirin

Aspirin is used as a painkiller, to treat fever symptoms, and to prevent heart attacks. Read all about the scientific and clinical studies on aspirin tablets, as well as the workings and side effects of this well known drug.

Aspirin may reduce cancer risk

Forget diamonds - aspirin could soon be a girl's best friend. New studies show that, at least in the laboratory, this common anti-inflammatory drug may help reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.

Aspirin prevents colon polyps

Women who take large doses of aspirin regularly seem to have a lower risk of the type of colon polyps that can become cancerous, according to new research.

Aspirin muted when coated

They've been prescribed by doctors for years to reduce risks of first or second heart attack in patients with cardiovascular disease, but a new study is raising concerns that low-dose, coated aspirin might not be as potent as once thought.

Aspirin may prevent prostate cancer

Men who take aspirin, ibuprofen and other "non-steroidal anti-inflammatory" medications regularly may lower their risk of developing prostate cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new Mayo Clinic study finds.

Daily aspirin not for all

Although those at risk of a heart attack can benefit from daily aspirin, this does not mean that the drug is right for everyone.

Aspirin, pancreatic cancer link?

Women who take two or more aspirin tablets weekly for many years may be at increased risk of pancreatic cancer, Harvard Medical School researchers say.

An aspirin a day...

Before you take aspirin to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, you should speak to your doctor, advises the US Food and Drug Administration.

Aspirin's effect on offspring

Male children of mothers who take painkillers such as aspirin while they're pregnant may experience reduced sex drive, according to US scientists.

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