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Aspirin ‘significantly cuts cancer rates’

Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies. Researchers who analysed all availabl

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Preventive medicine will save money? Think again

  It seems like a no-brainer. Since about 75 percent of healthcare spending in the US is for largely preventable chronic illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, providing more preventiv

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Aspirin use 'tied to age-related vision loss'

  Taking at least one aspirin every week is linked to the development of age-related vision loss, according to an Australian study that looked at information collected over 15 years.   Currently, ov

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Aspirin may help ward off cancer

  Taking aspirin daily may help protect against cancer but the effect seems weaker than previously thought, according to a US study that included a decade's worth of data from more than 100,000 people.  

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Aspirin may lower cancer risk in women: study

Women who took aspirin at least a couple of times a week had a much lower risk of developing lung cancer, whether or not they ever smoked, according to a study of more than a thousand Asian women.      The finding

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Daily aspirin tied to risk of vision loss

Seniors who take aspirin daily are twice as likely to have late stage macular degeneration, an age-related loss of vision, than people who never take the pain reliever, according to a European study. The data do not show that aspirin cause

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Aspirin may prevent cancer spread

Cheap, easy-to-take aspirin tablets may help men being treated for prostate cancer live longer, US researchers reported on Monday. Prostate cancer patients who had been treated with either surgery or radiation, and who took aspirin or othe

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Aspirin alert for children

A warning has gone out against giving aspirin to children with cold or flu, because it can lead to a rare but life-threatening condition, warns a local doctor. Several studies have linked the use of aspirin to the development of Reye's syn

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