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2005-10-07 14:30:00

NEW YORK -- Long-term use of "NSAID" type pain relievers, such as aspirin and Motrin, appears to reduce the risk of oral cancer, a disease that is closely linked to tobacco use, new research suggests. Unfortunately, it may also increase the odds of dying from heart attack or stroke, so careful monitoring is required. "When we analyzed the data, NSAID use was tied to a reduced risk of oral cancer, similar to what has been seen with colon cancer, but that didn't translate into a survival...

2005-09-19 16:10:00

HOUSTON -- It's well known that high doses of aspirin can cause ulcers and temporary deafness, but the biochemical mechanism responsible for these phenomena has never been deciphered. New research from Rice University offers clues, showing for the first time how salicylate -- an active metabolite of aspirin -- weakens lipid membranes. Researchers believe these mechanical changes disrupt the lining of the stomach, which functions to protect underlying tissue from the acidic contents of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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