Does a daily aspirin help younger women prevent heart disease?

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A new study has reinforced the idea that young, healthy women don’t benefit from a daily dose of aspirin, and in fact, it may be harmful.  While aspirin can stave off heart disease and some cancers, it also increases the risk of excessive bleeding in the stomach and other parts of the digestive tract.

According to a study in the journal “Heart”, the benefits kick in for women after the age of 65.

The American Heart Association recommends that only people who are at high risk for heart disease or stroke should consider taking aspirin daily.




Many children who end up in the emergency room with broken bones have reported that their biggest fear and pain during the whole ordeal is the needle used to numb them.

However, a new report found that children can safely be treated for pain from limb injuries with intra-nasal ketamine, a drug typically used to put them out for surgery.   Kids who are already stressed and in pain seem to like the needle-free option.

There were some side effects including dizziness and drowsiness, but those are common complaints from injectable pain relievers as well.



And if you want to have fewer negative thoughts during the day, a new report suggests that you should go to bed earlier.

Researchers at Binghamton University surveyed 100 students about their levels of negative thoughts at bedtime, and they found that the students who went to bed after midnight reported experiencing more repetitive negative thoughts than students who were asleep by 10pm.

The researchers said the findings imply a strong link between sleep behavior and mental health, and it could be useful in developing treatments for anxiety and depression.



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