Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 150
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 150

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
Page 150
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EDITED by LLOYD SHEARER N1HI1BB BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED, PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES. Ever since the O Germans _ f Introduced aspirin (the acetyl derivative of salicylic acid, C9H804) into pharmacology 75 years ago, It has proved a miracle drug. Aspirin reduces fever, eases pain, banishes headaches. It Is not without its dangers, however. Taken to excess it will cau-se stomach upsets, bleeding ulcers and even death. Even though no one seems to know how it works, aspirin is responsible for more good than harm. It may even prevent heart attacks. The March 9th, 1974, issue of the British Medical Journal reveals that 600 persons who previously had come down with a heart attack were each given one aspirin daily. The objective was to determine whether aspirin would prevent another heart attack. Simultaneously an equal number of patients were given a placebo (a dummy pill). Twelve"months later, the British researchers at Cardiff, Wales, studied the results: the death rate among the aspirin- taking group was 25 per- cent lower than among the placebo-taking group. Since 1966 Dr. Hershel Jick and Dr. D t ennis Slone of the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program have been studying and compiling data on aspirin as well as oth£r drugs. Two Boston University studies reveal . that there is some relationship between the daily taking of aspirin and protection from heart attacks. In order to determine what that relationship is --whether in fact aspirin · does work as a heart at- tack prophylactic--the National Heart and lung Institute will begin a study this September Involving 3500 people throughout the country who already have .suffered a first heart attack. They will be separated into two groups. The first will be given three aspirin tablets a day. The second group will receive "three placebos a day. Dr. Robert Levy, director of heart and vascular diseases at the National Heart and Lung Institute, will supervise the t upcoming three-year study. The "Study will not reveal the effect aspirin has on people who have never suffered a heart attack. And no one In his right mind should begin to take large dally doses of aspirin which can cause death via salicylate poisoning. It is possible that aspirin contains anticoagulant properties that prevent thrombi, the blood clots that clog the coronary arteries, causing heart attacks. By 1977 we should know a little more. TVCMMBGIALS versity of Arizona is establishing the first archive collection of TV commercials. The idea is the brainchild of Leslie Daniels, a former advertising copywriter who now lectures at the university's College of Business Administration. "Future generations will be able to see firsthand," Daniels says, "our life style, hear our voices, determine our attitudes." Such leading ad agencies as J. Walter Thompson; 'N. W. Ayer; Doyle Dane Bernbach, and many others have provided T? commercials going back to the 1950 f s. NIXON AND SOVIET LEADERS BREZHNEV AND KOSY6IN TOAST SIGNING IN MOSCOW OF TREATY TO HALT THE ARMS RACE, BUT NEW TALKS HAVE REACHED AN IMPASSE. Swiss journalists who have been covering the so-called disarmament talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union In Geneva say privately that Henry Kissinger is right, that there will be no arms limitation agreement between the two nations this year. They explain that the Soviets want the two major U.S. arms programs scrapped. These are the B-l manned bomber and the Trident submarine-launched ballistic-missile projects. Rockwell International Is the prime contractor on the B-l program for the Air Force, and Lockheed is the prime eon- tractor on the Trident program for the Navy. If the U.S. cancels these two programs, Insiders say, the'Soviets will agree to a permanent strategic arms limitation program for offensive weapons. In-their Geneva negotiations the Soviets have adopted a hard policy line. They want the U.S. to pull back forward-based nuclear weapons in Europe and to limit forward-based aircraft to non-nuclear weapons. As a result, the talks have reached a virtual impasse. Whether Nixon can break the deadlock by visiting Brezhnev in Moscow late next month is difficult to tell. According to Swiss sources, Marshal Grechko, the Soviet Defense Minister and a member of the powerful Politburo, believes that Nixon has been sheared of influence and that while a Brezhnev-Nixon meeting possibly makes good political sense for both'lead- ers, nothing will come of it in terms of disarmament. Brezhnev's outstanding coup, according to foreign diplomats, was his negotiating the sensationally favorable wheat deal with the U.S. Since then, they say, Nixon has been unable to deliver on credits and other promised trade concessions. 12 CMM

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