Aspirin linked to cancer prevention
ASPIRIN has a proven ability to prevent cancer which should be factored into new patient guidelines, according to the British lead author of a major new study.
Professor Peter Rothwell believes the evidence shows aspirin’s anti-cancer benefits may be bigger than its protective effect on the heart and arteries.
His research, published in two Lancet journals, suggests that low daily doses of the painkiller may not only prevent cancer occurring, but also slow its progress.
Bolton boss hails ‘fighter’ Muamba
BOLTON Wanderers are expected to decide today whether the club will play Blackburn in the Premier League on Saturday as footballer Fabrice Muamba takes his first steps to recovery.
The 23-year-old footballer remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match on Saturday.
His manager Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said he had spoken directly to the midfielder, whom he described as a “fighter”, as he continues to show signs of recovery.
Stroke treatment differences found
STROKE patients admitted to hospital “out of hours” wait twice as long to be assessed and suffer delays in getting brain scans and a bed, according to a report.
The study, covering NHS services in England and Northern Ireland, found “good evidence” that people admitted on weekends, evenings and bank holidays suffer worse outcomes than those admitted during routine hours.
Researchers found these patients wait twice as long on average to be assessed by a member of a stroke team -typically 188 minutes compared with 87 minutes for those admitted in hours.