There’s growing medical evidence that taking aspirin can lower your risk for all kinds of cancers. Although aspirin has been linked to lowered risk of skin cancer before, a new study from the journal Cancer provided even more definitive evidence as to its benefits. Just don’t lay off the sunscreen or anything, ok? More
If you routinely down ibuprofen before a long workout to help stave off pain, inflammation and impending muscle soreness, you’re not alone. Up to 70% of distance runners and other endurance athletes report that they do the same thing. But according to a new study, swallowing those pain killers before a workout has some serious health risks that you–and your intestines–need to know about. More
Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may have a host of preventive benefits — but they also come with a host of moderate to severe side effects. Skip the daily dose of Bayer and eat lots of these anti-inflammatory foods and spices instead — they work the same way as aspirin and other NSAIDs, but without the risk of heartburn, nausea, stomach bleeding and stroke. More
We’ve all heard of the benefits of taking a daily dose of aspirin to help prevent heart disease, but according to a new study, it can also help prevent certain cancers. Sounds good at first, but just know that you may run the risk of other health problems if you start popping these pills regularly.
An aspirin a day keeps skin cancer away? It might help. A large new study from Denmark says regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen or related painkillers—a class of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs—could cut your risk of developing certain skin cancers, including melanoma (the most deadly kind). More
As if having frequent headaches wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that taking painkillers may cause erectile dysfunction. In a study published in this week’s Journal of Urology, researchers observed over 80,000 men aged 45 to 69, beginning in 2002. They found that men who regularly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen or aspirin) were 2.4 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction. More
Check out this post about aspirin by Deborah Huso on AOL Health.
An aspirin a day may keep cancer away, according to a new study out of London. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine recently conducted research focused on reducing heart attack risk through use of aspirin and discovered that a daily low dose of aspirin (75 mg) can reduce the occurrence of several common cancers as well. More
Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk – British researchers found that regular, low-dose intake of aspirin may cut cancer deaths, but they don’t recommend that healthy adults start pill-popping just yet, thanks to possible side effects. (Seattle Times)