Medicine: New Look at Aspirin

Of all the pharmaceuticals in the medicine chest, none is more widely used than aspirin. In the U.S. alone, some $103 million worth of aspirin tablets are consumed each year by people seeking relief from colds, headaches and arthritis. Despite the fact that doctors have been recommending the use of aspirin for more than 75 years, they still know little about how it works or why it is so effective. Now, as a result of continuing research, doctors are questioning one traditional use and looking into a possible new application of the world's first...

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