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Stopping aspirin when on a blood thinner can lower risk of bleeding

In a study from Michigan Medicine, scientists suggest if you’re already taking one blood thinner, you might not need to take a second one. In...

Aspirin could help treat tuberculosis, the deadliest infectious disease

Tuberculosis (TB)—which affects a third of the global population—currently kills two million people every year. TB is a disease caused by infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium...

Aspirin could increase survival in cancer, study finds

In a study, British scientists found that despite the smaller side effects of aspirin, taking the drug has an overall positive effect on survival...

Too many older Americans are taking daily aspirin despite the warning

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers found that many older Americans are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward...

When is an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks too risky?

We’ve known for a long time that aspirin can help prevent damage from a heart attack or a stroke if taken during one of...

Aspirin is linked to increased risk of heart failure

In a study from the University of Freiburg, scientists found aspirin use is linked to a 26% raised risk of heart failure in people...

Aspirin linked to better bladder, breast cancer survival

Scientists from National Cancer Institute found that aspirin use may improve survival for bladder and breast cancer. The research is published in JAMA Network Open...

Frequent aspirin use could help prevent ovarian cancer

Scientists from the University of Utah found that frequent aspirin use is linked to lower ovarian cancer risk in individuals with multiple risk factors. This...

How stressed-out plants produce their own aspirin

Plants protect themselves from environmental hazards like insects, drought and heat by producing salicylic acid, also known as aspirin. A new understanding of this process...

Too many older people take too much aspirin and too few statins

Scientists from the University of Connecticut found that while adults aged 75 years and older do not benefit from taking aspirin to prevent heart...