FROM Andrew Chan
Is Aspirin a Wonder Drug? Aspirin is a drug that's both cheap and available and it's used by millions of people, mainly to ease headache pain and counter the effects of heart disease. Now researchers have found that a daily dose may reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading. Three separate studies, reported in medical journals, report that aspirin may be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Andrew Chan, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the co-author of a comment relating to the studies that appeared in journal Lancet .
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."