Aspirin, a drug famous for fighting pain, may also guard against melanoma -- the deadliest form of skin cancer, a new study found.
The study of nearly 60,000 post-menopausal women found those who used aspirin regularly were 21 percent less likely to be diagnosed with melanoma, while aspirin use for five years or more was tied to a 30 percent reduction in melanoma risk.
Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is an ancient painkiller dating back to 400 B.C., when people used salicin-containing willow tree bark to treat pain and inflammation. The drug also interferes with blood-clotting thromboxanes, leading some people take a daily dose to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The new study adds to mounting evidence that the over-the-counter staple may help prevent cancers of the colon, liver, breasts, lungs and skin. A May 2012 study found that men and women who used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs such as aspirin were 15 percent less likely to develop the non-melanoma skin cancer squamous cell carcinoma, and 13 percent less likely to develop malignant melanoma.
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Improved version of MRI could detect life-threatening diseases when they are at their most treatable
Uses mathematical formulas to figure out in a matter of seconds if a patient has anything to worry about
Uses unique fingerprints of each individual body tissue and disease to quickly diagnose problems
Count me very skeptical on this one. Subjects were given descriptions of 4 imaginary people with different personalities. Brain scan that shows researchers what you are THINKING about
Brain scans now allow researchers to know exactly what a person is imagining.
The latest breakthrough comes after scientists used brain scans to decode images directly from the brain.
Researchers have been able to put together what numbers people have seen, the memory a person is recalling, and even reconstruct videos of what a person has watched.
It is a natural medicine used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria.Posted by Jill Fallon at March 18, 2013 1:15 PM | Permalink
Now, however, honey could hold the key to combating the very modern threat of drug-resistant superbugs.
A study has shown that manuka honey can fight back on two fronts. Not only can it help to kill MRSA and other superbugs, it can also prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics.