The Health Ministry warned the public on Thursday not to
take medications without consulting a doctor -- even an over-the-counter (OTC)
drug like aspirin -- as this could endanger health and even kill.
of Oxford research team published in The Lancet on Tuesday claimed that
taking low-dose aspirin daily for at least five years could significantly reduce
the risk of cancers.
However, taking aspirin without supervision could be toxic
and cause internal bleeding, including a stroke and stomach hemorrhage.