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Hippocrates and Willow Bark? What You Know About the History of Aspirin is Probably Wrong

It is believed that more than two thousand years ago, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, discovered the active ingredient in aspirin.

Health Advice on Daily Aspirin Therapy Changes Dramatically

After years of advising adults at a higher risk of heart disease to take aspirin daily as a preventative measure, health experts announced on Tuesday that their stance on the subject has shifted dramatically. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

Greek Researcher Tara Karnezis Says Aspirin May Be A Weapon Against Cancer

The humble aspirin may be a powerful weapon against cancerous tumours. Melbourne scientists have discovered how non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin prevent tumours from spreading. The breakthrough by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre researchers paves the way for new treatments to...