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Regular aspirin use could reduce ovarian cancer risk by 20 pc

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:23

A new study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent.

Aspirin cuts death risks from liver cancer

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 15:50

Aspirin may help reduce risks of developing liver cancer or dying from liver disease, regardless of how often it’s taken, a new study has revealed.

Topical NSAIDs can help relieve arthritis pain

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 16:00

Applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — in the form of creams, gels and patches — can provide relief from the pain associated osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, concludes a new review by The Cochrane Library.

Spinal manipulation not effective for acute lower back pain

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 14:48

Spinal manipulation, often used by chiropractors and osteopaths to treat occasional or acute lower back pain, is no more effective than other therapy options.

No link seen between painkillers, enlarged prostate

Last Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012, 12:28

A new study finds no evidence that men who use aspirin or ibuprofen are at any lower risk of an enlarged prostate.

New aspirin curbs 11 kinds of cancer, shrinks tumours

Last Updated: Friday, March 09, 2012, 15:28

A new aspirin compound, the latest to join the armoury of drugs against cancer, has shown great promise in fighting and shrinking 11 different types of human cancer cells, without harming normal cells.

Common painkillers increase heart risk

Last Updated: Friday, February 04, 2011, 00:00

A new study has associated common painkillers to increased risk of heart problems.

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