Friday, September 4, 2009

Don't Take an Aspirin a Day

Don't take an aspirin a day. It does more harm than good, say researchers.

Millions of people - including a substantial number of the "worried well" - take a daily dose of the drug in the belief it will keep them healthy.

But at a conference for leading doctors, British scientists said they have found that for healthy people taking aspirin does not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack.

At the same time they found it almost doubles the risk of being admitted to hospital due to internal bleeding. Read more

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