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In US, advice shifts on daily aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

US government expert panel said it no longer recommends a daily dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people aged 60 and over.The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said it plans to update its 2016 recommendation as there is new evidence that the risk of potentially life-threatening internal bleeding from regular aspirin use increases with age.The statement was a major reversal in the US medical field. Aspirin, used for decades for pain and fever…


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