Aspirin may lower skin cancer risk, smelling our age, frequently asked questions about the new PSA prostate-cancer screening test, and more of this week’s top news stories.
A new study suggests that aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen may help protect against certain types of skin cancer, including melanoma. Read more
Relief may be in store for those who suffer tinnitus—persistent ringing or buzzing in the ears. Researchers in the Netherlands have found that combining parts of two established treatments can more effectively tackle the potentially debilitation condition. Read more
People at various stages of their lives have different body odors, according to a sensory neuroscientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Of three adult age groups, middle-aged men were judged as smelling the worst while middle-aged women smelled best. Older people had a characteristic odor, but it’s not an unpleasant one, despite our cultural perceptions. Read more
Confused about the new recommendations for prostate cancer screening? We answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Read more
The May issue of Consumer Reports ranks the best products for protecting your skin from the summer sun. Read more