Study: Ibuprofen can help fight Parkinson's

March 2, 2011 4:21:55 PM PST
An over-the-counter drug commonly used to ease aches and pains may be effective in preventing a serious disease.

A new study from the Journal Neurology found patients who took ibuprofen two to three times a week were 38 percent less likely to develop Parkinson's disease -- that's compared to those who didn't take ibuprofen.

The results only applied to ibuprofen, and not similar drugs such as naproxen, aspirin or acetaminophen.