Here's today's feel-good story:
According to new research, an aspirin a day could cut the risk of ovarian cancer in women that are most likely to develop the disease.
Those with a family history of the disease could be protected by the painkiller blocking triggering proteins and dousing inflammation.
“Most known risk factors of ovarian cancer—such as family history, mutations in the BRCA1 and 2 genes, and endometriosis—can’t be modified,” said lead author Dr. Britton Trabert, of the University of Utah.
“Importantly, this research provides further evidence that ovarian cancer chemo-prevention with frequent aspirin use could benefit people in higher-risk subgroups,” Dr. Trabert added.