NSAIDs reduce risk of skin cancer

Taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs could reduce the risk of skin cancer, a study suggests.

Analysing a large population database, Danish researchers found people who had filled more than two NSAID scripts over an 18-year period had a 15% lower risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, compared with controls.

They also had 13% lower risk of malignant melanoma, the researchers found.

Moreover, the apparent protective effects were more strongly pronounced in long-term, regular NSAID