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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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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