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Over-the-counter pain relievers effective in protecting against breast cancer
Philadelphia, PA Regular use of ibuprofen and aspirin
inhibits the formation and growth of breast cancer...rs observed that ibuprofen was more effective than aspirin
in preventing breast cancer (49 percent vs. 21 percent). Regular use of low-dose aspirin
( The goa...
NSAIDS may offer protection against Alzheimer's disease
...d one that explored that risk among those who used aspirin
only. They were interested in studying the effect of aspirin
as some studies have suggested that its mechanism of action differs from that of other NSAIDs. The r...
Tea complements drugs in fight against colon cancer
... is increasingly common with many people, and high aspirin
intake has been associated with a 40-50 percent decrease in colon cancer mortality, the researchers note in their report. Although the complications from prolonged use of NSAIDs can be significant, they often are dose-dependent, the researchers note...
Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A single tablet of aspirin
a day may be one of the best ...n which the benefits from the aspirin
were so striking that the study was stopped midway through the investigation so...
Receptor could be target for cancer therapy
...ase (COX) enzymes. COX enzymes are the targets of aspirin
and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, w... said, when researchers noted that people who took aspirin
on a regular basis had a 40 to 50 percent drop in the relative risk of developing colorectal cancer....
UNC Chapel Hill researcher to reveal results of study of aspirins effects on colon polyps
...esults of a major national study of the effects of aspirin
on the recurrence of intestinal polyps, often considered a precursor to colorectal cancer, will be announced Wednesday (March 5) at a news conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The briefing will begin at 2:...
Family history doesnt predict colon cancer genes, behavior
...r use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin
or ibuprofen, which seem to have a protective effe...f the PPARG gene in combination with low levels of aspirin
use. Despite these findings, family history is a poor predictor of whether an individual has a colon...
Aspirin inhibits ovarian cancer growth, lab study finds
...urnal Obstetrics and Gynecology, demonstrated that aspirin
inhibited ovarian tumor cell growth by as much as 68 percent. The higher the dosage of aspirin
added to the culture of ovarian cancer cells, the more growth inhibition was observed. The researche...
Vaccine prevents stroke in rats
...g the formation of blood clots using drugs such as aspirin
and warfarin. Animal studies have shown that blood vessels undergo periodic cycles of inflammation. These cycles are more frequent and intense in stroke-prone animals. In rats with stroke risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, or advanced ag...
Preeclampsia linked with higher risk of preterm delivery and later-life vascular disease
... Early results of the study indicate that low-dose aspirin
may lessen this inflammatory response. In another study, Roberta Ness, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of epidemiology and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and her colleagues found...
Preliminary research suggests potential nitric oxide link to cocoa consumption
...r the first time, simultaneously compared low-dose aspirin
and a flavanol-rich cocoa beverage and found reductions in platelet aggregation with both. The researchers hypothesize that the responsible mechanism for the favorable platelet effects may well be related to the nitric oxide mechanism suggested by t...
Exposure to toxin in certain foods could cause testicular cancer
...uld be reduced by giving pregnant women drugs like aspirin
or indomethacin or vitamins A, C and E, he said. "These agents, in animals at least, markedly reduce the DNA damage caused by ochratoxin A," Schwartz said. Aspartame, the artificial sweeter, is similar structurally to ochratoxin A, and is a potent ...
Researchers find gene involved in pain relief
...led the endogenous opioid system, or drugs such as aspirin
that block the enzyme cyclo-oxygenase. The DREAM gene, however, works in an entirely different way by binding directly to DNA and regulating the expression of a protein in the endogenous opioid system. "These findings point to a novel pharmacologica...
Study shows that aspirin and warfarin are equally effective for stroke prevention
...of The New England Journal of Medicine* shows that aspirin
works as well as warfarin in helping to prevent re...ating centers the largest trial to date comparing aspirin
to warfarin for recurrent stroke prevention. The study was sponsored by the National Institute of N...
Vitamin E and aspirin delay heart disease in mice even with high cholesterol levels
...anti-oxidant Vitamin E and a cox inhibitor such as aspirin
significantly delays the development of atheroscle...diovascular systems would respond to Vitamin E and aspirin
or similar drugs when they developed the disease. The first test group was administered a daily dose...
Software to make testing of new generic drugs more thorough
... "You wouldn't want to buy two different brands of aspirin
and find out that one can begin to relieve your headache in half an hour and the other can't begin to relieve it for two hours," said Powers. The procedure to compare the dissolution of two...
Aspirin targets key cell that triggers organ rejection and other immune responses, report University of Pittsburgh researchers in journal article
...g a set of intriguing questions, including whether aspirin
could be useful for preventing organ rejection. ...gy, the researchers report for the first time that aspirin
has a profound effect on bone-marrow derived dendritic cells -- the powerful immune system cells tha...
PAR-2 and protective gastric secretion
...heightened acid secretion caused by chronic use of aspirin
or other common analgesics....
Leptospirosis raising health concern among companion animal owners
...is early stage as arthritis and treat the dog with aspirin
or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. A less frequent symptom seen in dogs is excessive thirst and urination. Harkin said pet owners are at risk because the dog drinks and urinates so much that they may do so in the house, exposing the owne...
MGH researchers shed new light on how pain killers work
... anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) better known as aspirin
and aspirin-like products work by acting both wit... are designed to achieve the analgesic benefits of aspirin
and aspirin-like products without the well-known side effects of gastric irritation and bleeding tha...
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