The Best Health Breakthroughs for October 2013

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The Best Health Breakthroughs for October 2013

The latest health research about cancer prevention and healthy living.
It appears there’s a new weapon in the battle against cancer. A study published in the journal PLoS Genetics reveals that aspirin can do more than kick a headache. Researchers found that when subjects took aspirin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) at least once a week for six months, their cells accumulated tumor-related cells 10 times more slowly than when they didn’t. “Almost all of us have some precancerous condition, like mutant cells on our skin from UV exposure,” says study head Carlo Maley, Ph.D. “It looks like taking aspirin reduces cancer across the board.”

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