15 Product Trademarks That Have Become Victims Of Genericization

(Brandon King; kellogg; joseph a)

Sometimes, we hurt the ones we love. Which is why even if we didn’t mean to be so harsh, many products we use every day have become the victims of trademark genericization, meaning they’ve morphed from a single product identified under a name to an entire product category. And when courts get involved it becomes “genericide,” which sounds even more murderous. Can’t you just imagine Law & Order: Genericized Trademarks? [dun dun] [More]

FDA Says Taking Aspirin Daily Won’t Help Patients With No History Of Heart Attacks

FDA Says Taking Aspirin Daily Won’t Help Patients With No History Of Heart Attacks

If you were thinking of popping a few aspirin today in hopes that it might prevent a future heart attack, you might want to reconsider that plan. Consumers without a history of heart attacks or strokes could be putting themselves in greater danger by swallowing the pill the Food and Drug Administration says. [More]

Taking Aspirin Could Help Prevent Hereditary Cancer

Taking Aspirin Could Help Prevent Hereditary Cancer

If you’ve ever seen those super serious Bayer ads, you might know that aspirin can help fend off heart disease, and now a new study says taking it regularly could cut the risk of developing hereditary cancer by 50%. [More]

Migraine? Try A Big Old Dose Of Aspirin

Migraine? Try A Big Old Dose Of Aspirin

Our healthy friends at Consumer Reports Health have an interesting article today about a new study that shows that a single high dose of aspirin (up to 1000 mg) can work as well as a lower-dose prescription drug. [More]

http://consumerist.com/2009/08/13/dont-just-start-randomly/

Don’t Just Start Randomly Shoving Aspirin In Your Face Aspirin has been getting a lot of good press lately, but please, don’t just start eating it like candy. Talk to your doctor first. Nom, nom, nom. [NYT] (Photo:and parsecs to go)