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For decades, doctors have been prescribing low-dose aspirin for healthy people over the age of 70. from shutterstock.com

Daily low-dose aspirin doesn’t reduce heart-attack risk in healthy people

Taking low-dose aspirin daily doesn't delay the onset of disability in healthy older people. Nor does it prevent heart attack or stroke in those who hadn't experienced either condition before.
Under the microscope: prion fibres. AJC1

A simple test could identify people with vCJD

We first identified Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the University of Edinburgh in 1996. This neurological disorder, which is caused by abnormal proteins called prions that infect the brain, was initially…

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