News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox


Aspirin during pregnancy could double the risk of cerebral palsy in babies

For the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the researchers examined 1,85,617 mothers and their babies.

Nov 26, 2017, 13:40 PM IST

Can aspirin reduce the risk of liver cancer? Study says yes

The researchers found that everyday aspirin therapy could significantly associate with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer.

Oct 22, 2017, 18:37 PM IST

Combo therapy works better than only aspirin for heart diseases

People with vascular disease are less likely to suffer further heart complications if they are taking a combination of two drugs - rivaroxaban and aspirin - rather than aspirin alone.

Aug 28, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches. 

Jun 29, 2017, 13:18 PM IST

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Long term consumption of aspirin in stroke patients has been found to cause the risk of fatal or disabling bleeding, increased with age. 

Jun 14, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

Aspirin use may reduce risk of cancer, says study

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School evaluated the benefits of aspirin on cancer risk in more than 86,000 women over 32 years and nearly 44,000 men over 26 years.

Jun 04, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Low-dose of 'baby' aspirin may reduce risk of breast cancer

Regular use of low-dose 'baby' aspirin may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in women.

May 02, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

Is aspirin really a 'wonder drug'? Scientists at IIT-Madras say common headache drug could cure cancer

Now, a research team from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) has claimed that aspirin can help terminate cancer cells.

Apr 10, 2017, 10:53 AM IST

Revealed - Neanderthals had complex vegetarian diets, used plant-based medicines

Analysis of Neanderthal dental plaque has revealed a varied and "modern-looking" vegetarian diet.

Mar 09, 2017, 10:06 AM IST

Was 'aspirin' neanderthals' treatment for tooth ache?

 Neanderthals lived in parts of Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East for up to 300,000 years but appear to have vanished some 40,000 years ago.

Mar 09, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

Regular use of aspirin not good for patients with uterine cancer, says study

A new study has revealed that regular consumption of aspirin is not good for health especially patients with uterine cancer.

Dec 21, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

Dengue may be fatal for heart patients: Experts

Transmitted by mosquito bite, dengue has become a seasonal epidemic in India. It affects infants, young children and adults with symptoms appearing 3-14 days after the infective bite.

Aug 24, 2016, 08:40 AM IST

Aspirin pills may reduce bile duct cancer risk

It is not yet certain that aspirin is safe to use for cancer prevention. 

Apr 20, 2016, 12:30 PM IST

Daily aspirin can keep you `hearty` in your 50s

People in their 50s with risk factors for cardiovascular disease can benefit from popping one aspirin daily, says a government-appointed panel of independent experts.

Apr 12, 2016, 16:57 PM IST

Aspirin benefits outweigh risks in some patients

People who take daily aspirin to stave off heart disease may be inviting more benefit than harm, according to a government-appointed panel of independent experts.

Apr 12, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Watch: Did you know these non-medical uses of Aspirin?

Aspirin contains an active ingredient by the name of salicylic acid which is highly responsible for its effectiveness.

Apr 04, 2016, 16:34 PM IST

World's largest ever aspirin anti-cancer trial launches in UK

The study's aim is to establish whether taking aspirin every day for five years can stop or delay cancers that have been caught and treated at an early stage from coming back.

Oct 23, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

Aspirin's disease-fighting abilities uncovered

In the study, researchers discovered the interaction between salicylic acid and HMGB1 by screening extracts prepared from human tissue culture cells to find proteins that could bind to salicylic acid.

Oct 12, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Is aspirin a 'master pill' for all ills?

A new study has provided some key insights into aspirin's disease-fighting abilities.

Oct 10, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Aspirin may double life expectancy of gastro cancer patients

As per a recent study, post diagnosis aspirin improves survival in all gastrointestinal cancers.

Sep 28, 2015, 20:07 PM IST