Aspirin

  • Can Aspirin help stop Dementia too? December 2, 2013

    London: Aspirin is generally known to be useful in preventing heart attacks and strokes, but now researchers believe the humble aspirin could also hold the key to warding off dementia and cancer. The claim has been made at the launch of the largest ever study into the health benefits of the...
  • An aspirin a day keeps cancer at bay, studies suggest February 11, 2013

    If the findings of a latest study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, is corroborated by further tests, then aspirin could be the miracle drug that cancer specialists throughout the world have been looking for. The study is the first evidence that aspirin can keep lung cancer at bay...
  • Trials in India to know right dose of aspirin February 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Even after 100 years of use, doctors across the world have no clue how aspirin exactly works in protecting against heart attack and stroke. India will now soon be part of a trial conducted by Medanta Medicity in collaboration with Duke Medicine, North Carolina to better...
  • 'Daily aspirin at low doses reduces cancer deaths' December 7, 2010

    London: A daily low dose of aspirin significantly reduces the number of deaths from a whole range of common cancers, according to a recent study. The 20 per cent drop in all cancer deaths seen in the study adds new evidence to the debate about whether otherwise healthy people in their...
  • Magic pill? This medicine prevents heart attacks April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: It's being hailed as the magic pill. The manufacturers of a Cadilla Pharmaceuticals product, Polycap, claim it has the potential to cut down the risk against heart disease by almost 80 per cent. A combination of five active pharma molecules, it constitutes of an Aspirin, a statin, and three...
  • Aspirin adds to colon cancer risk June 29, 2007

    Philadelphia: People at average risk for colon cancer shouldn't take aspirin or painkillers like ibuprofen to try to prevent the disease, a federal task force advises, because of the risk of bleeding and other potential health problems. The recommendation for the first time by the US Preventive Services Task Force...
  • 3in1 heart pill could save millions September 5, 2006

    Barcelona: A threeinone pill being developed to treat heart disease could save millions, particularly in developing countries where most heart attacks occur, experts said on Tuesday at the World Congress of Cardiology. The socalled polypill would contain aspirin, statins and ACE inhibitors the three drugs known to prevent recurrent heart...