'Wonder drug' aspirin may prevent skin cancer now, too5/29/2012
Aspirin can treat fevers, aches and pains, even strokes and heart conditions. Maybe next up on the wonder drug's chopping block: skin cancer. Danish researchers examined the medical records of 200,000 people, approximately 18,000 of them diagnosed with skin cancer, and found that those who had been prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen over an eight-year period were considerably less likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma. The researchers say further study is required and caution that aspirin may have side effects, so don't swap your sunscreen and floppy hat for a daily pill just yet.
Do you take aspirin regularly? Why?