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Older aspirin users are three times more likely to experience ‘fatal bleeds’

Older people who take aspirin following stroke or heart attack are at risk of major bleeds, according to a new…

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Marathons and heart risk: why more runners should take an aspirin on race day

Marathons are more popular than ever around the world. This weekend 53,000 runners are registered to compete in the London…

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What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

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Wider aspirin use would help more people live past 80

Taking a low dose of aspirin daily can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in people aged over…

Taking aspirin raises your chance of surviving a stroke

Patients who take 75mg of aspirin a day, or other blood-thinning medication, are more likely to survive if they have…

Women taking aspirin may be more likely to give birth to a boy

Women who take aspirin before sex could increase the likelihood of conceiving a boy, a study has suggested. The report,…

The day I had a stroke no one could tell anything was wrong

I first discovered I’d had a stroke when I suddenly couldn’t play the piano. My regular listeners would ask how…

Robust evidence is in: a regular aspirin will reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Taking a quarter of an aspirin tablet a day could reduce bowel cancer risk by a fifth, according to a…

Aspirin ‘doubled the survival rate of cancer patients’

Aspirin is already known to raise survival rates for bowel cancer. Now a study carried out by researchers at Leiden…

Aspirin ‘could help immune system fight cancer’

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have made a discovery that they say could boost the power of immunotherapy treatments,…