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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Intestinal bleeding occurred in 68% more patients taking aspirin compared with those that were not

This post includes a summary of a study published in the British Medical Journal 2000;321:1183-1187 11 November and a recipe for poached halibut steaks.

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Study title and author:
Risk of gastrointestinal haemorrhage with long term use of aspirin: meta-analysis
Sheena Derry, research assistant, Yoon Kong Loke, clinical lecturer in clinical pharmacology.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

This study can be accessed at:
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage occurred in 68% more patients taking aspirin compared with those that were not.

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Recipe of the day

Poached Halibut Steaks

Omaha Steaks Halibut Fillets
Food Mall: Halibut
• 2 or 3 green onions, cut into 2 inch long pieces
• 1 T olive oil
• 1 red onion, cut lengthwise into thin slices
• 1 carrot, cut into thin matchstick pieces

• 2 halibut steaks (1/2 lb)
• 2 lemons

Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté three minutes. Add carrot and cook 3 more minutes. Stir in green onions. Spread vegetables evenly over bottom of skillet. Lay halibut steaks on the vegetable bed in the skillet. Add a small amount of water just to cover the bottom of the skillet. Cover and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork (about 10 minutes). Transfer the fish to a serving plate and top with vegetables and lemon juice.