Archive for March 20th, 2012
Newly published international papers are adding to growing research that Aspirin, commonly used now for people in danger of heart attack and stroke, may also help prevent and treat cancer.
Two papers in the Lancet and one paper in the Lancet Oncology, all published Tuesday, chronicle research suggesting daily use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, sold under the brand name Aspirin in Canada and other countries) can reduce the long-term risk of cancer death.
However, researchers from the U.K. and Italy, led by Prof. Peter Rothwell of the University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital in England, stress that the short-term effects of daily use of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, as well as how risky or beneficial it may be over time, have yet to be determined.
Aspirin use and lung, colon, and breast cancer incidence in a prospective study
A large body of experimental data and several recent epidemiologic studies indicate that aspirin use may decrease cancer risk.
Drugmakers' 2011 ad budgets were the most robust in the central nervous system, cardiovascular and metabolic markets, accounting for 47% of the industry's promotional budgets, according to a Cegedim Strategic Data study.
“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King" ~ Emily Dickinson
An Australian study in the European Journal of Nutrition revealed low-fat diet plans that contain 17% or 35% protein both result in a 9% decrease in body weight and a 4% reduction in fat-free mass among dieters.
Synthetic cannabinoid use was linked to varying side effects including catatonia, high heart rate, agitation and anxiety, headaches, dizziness, and excessive sweating, according to a report of three cases of synthetic pot toxicity among teens in the journal Pediatrics. "What's important with this is that parents and schools are aware that this is out there," said study author Dr. Joanna Cohen.
The percentage of Americans who followed all seven recommended health behaviors that could lower the risk for developing heart disease fell from 2% in 1988 to 1994 to 1.2% in 2005 to 2010, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. Researchers reported that younger people, whites, women and those with higher education levels were more likely to meet the health goals.