Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

September 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) — may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests.
But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting [...]

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

September 16, 2014

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows.
In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes [...]

Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

September 10, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.
People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, [...]

Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

August 26, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who’ve had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can’t tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers.
The condition, called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be life-threatening if clots break loose, travel to [...]

Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

August 7, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association.
The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear [...]

Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

July 28, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report.
Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlier than 37 weeks’ gestation have a raised risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary [...]

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

July 22, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, [...]

Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

July 21, 2014

MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots.
Using human stem cells and a device called a bioreactor, which mimics the body’s natural way of producing blood cells but on a larger scale, the researchers [...]

Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids’ Back Surgery

July 15, 2014

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most children who have spinal surgery don’t require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.
Instead of the risky and costly blood-thinning drugs, close monitoring after surgery is enough for most of these patients, according to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center [...]

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn’t Boost Clot Risk: Study

July 8, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says.
The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer and other health problems, found no link between [...]


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