Aspirin Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,846 views

American scientists to ensure that aspirin lowers the risk of developing breast cancer, in addition to the known anticoagulant properties that prevent the heart problems. In a study published by the Journal of the Medical Society of the United States, scientists at the University of Columbia in New York, say ...

Aspirin May Reduce Chances of Developing Cancer in the Digestive System

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,539 views

A study by the Pharmachemical Research Institute of Milan, Italy, indicates that the ingestion of aspirin may reduce the chances of developing different types of cancer in the digestive system.  The research involved nearly three thousand patients and concluded that regular consumption of aspirin for five years or more like ...

Aspirin Combats Ovary Cancer!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,725 views

She belongs to a group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that can block the effects of chemical Cox-2.  Researchers in the United States discovered that the protein helps in the growth of cancerous tumors of the ovary.  During a conference of the American Association for Cancer Research, the scientists ...

Aspirin Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 1,534 views

Seven years with a search conducted by researchers from Dartmouth Medical School shows that a daily dose of aspirin may be effective in reducing the risk of colon adenomas - benign tumors that can turn into cancer if left in the intestine. The multi-center study confirms indications of no statistical studies ...

Contraindications and Adverse Effects of Aspirin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 42,288 views

Aspirin should be avoided by those known to be allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen, or to have salicylate intolerance or a more generalized drug intolerance to NSAIDs, and caution should be exercised in those with asthma or NSAID-precipitated bronchospasm. Due to its effect on the stomach lining, manufacturers recommend that ...

The Aspirin History

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,243 views

Medicines containing derivatives of salicylic acid, structurally similar to aspirin, have been in medical use since antiquity. Salicylate-rich willow bark extract became recognized for its specific effects on fever, pain and inflammation in the mid-eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals ...