Aspirin, that chalky-feeling, bitter-tasting drug, is creating quite a buzz in the medical community.  This medicine cabinet favorite can calm a headache and ease the trobbing of a toothache. Now there’s a study that shows aspirin may help colorectal cancer patients. But don’t go popping aspirin with wild abandon.

Roni Caryn Rabin writes in the New York Times that there are risks in taking this drug:

According to, “The most important fact about Aspirin: Aspirin should not be used during the last three months of pregnancy unless specifically prescribed by a doctor. It may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.” Should you be using aspirin? It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor.