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26 May 2011

Does aspirin cut deaths?

Despite a lot of excitement about aspirin, scientists can't seem to agree on whether the drug helps healthy people live longer.

Despite a lot of excitement about aspirin, scientists can't seem to agree on whether the drug helps healthy people live longer.

Experts agree that aspirin, one of the world's most widely used drugs, is worth taking for people who've already had one heart attack. While it has side effects, it lowers the chance of a second heart attack, fatal or not, enough to outweigh those risks.

 

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