Aspirin is known to help against heart disease, but it is equally likely to cause bleeding. Photo: Alamy

The pros and cons of a daily aspirin: good for heart disease but it raises risk of internal bleeding

  • Aspirin thins the blood, which helps against heart disease, but can exacerbate bleeding in the brain, stomach and intestines
  • The pros are cancelled out by the cons, according to a recent review of studies
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Aspirin is known to help against heart disease, but it is equally likely to cause bleeding. Photo: Alamy
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This file photo shows a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. Photo: AP

Blood test could detect Alzheimer’s disease more than 10 years sooner in some patients

  • Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, the findings may give much earlier warning of the disease’s onset
Topic |   Medicine

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This file photo shows a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York. Photo: AP
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