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Why the ‘Daily Aspirin’ Hype Is Over

The drug’s serious downsides prompt new guidelines. But are people getting the message?

Photo: Grace Cary/Moment/Getty

NNew research and guidelines have overturned decades of common wisdom on aspirin, bringing clarity to who should and should not take a daily low dose to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Yet millions of people pop the pills routinely for protection, often…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.