Health: Aspirin Anomaly

Doctors have long known that they can't always treat heart disease exactly the same way in women as in men. Now they are learning that they have to take gender differences into account when it comes to prevention as well. A rigorously conducted clinical trial released last week shows that a low dose of aspirin taken regularly, which seems to help middle-aged men avoid heart attacks, does not offer the same cardiovascular benefits for middle-aged women--although it does lessen their risk of stroke.

As with any medical news report, it's important to understand what this study, which will be published in...

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