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# Aspirin

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# Aspirin
Study says healthy adults shouldn't take aspirin daily due to bleeding risks
Statistically, the benefits were close to the risks.
# add aspirin
Irish patients take part in trial that tests if aspirin can prevent cancer returning
The trial is taking part in the UK and India, as well as in 10 Irish hospitals.
# stopping spreading
Aspirin can give major survival boost to patients battling some cancers
A new study has shown that a low dose of the drug is effective during the treatment of bowel, breast and prostate cancer.
# prevention
Irish study finds aspirin may help stop breast cancer from spreading
However, researchers have cautioned that women should not start taking aspirin as a precautionary measure.
Aspirin halves your colon cancer risk ... if you have a certain gene
Scientists are hoping to develop a test that would make it easy to identify who is and is not likely to get positive effects from taking aspirin.
# Health
Taking aspirin to prevent recurrent heart attacks 'ineffective for 1 in 5'
A study by the Irish Heart Foundation shows that for 1 in 5 people taking the drug as a preventative measure, it might be ineffective.
# Heart Health
People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill
New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.
# headaches
Painkillers "can cause" headaches
Overuse of drugs such as aspirin reduces effectiveness and can cause pain, says NHS authority.
# Cancer
Can an aspirin a day lower your cancer risk?
It might, but not as much as a previous study suggested.
# Cancer
Aspirin a day can help prevent and even treat cancer, study suggests
Low doses of the common painkiller significantly reduced the risk of cancers developing and spreading in the body.
# Living
Daily aspirin helps prevent colon cancer, says study
Those who regularly take a low dose of aspirin could be reducing their risk of developing colon cancer – Ireland’s second deadliest cancer.