While we all get the occasional headache, muscle pains or if we are dealing with chronic discomfort, we don't usually think twice about reaching for over-the-counter painkillers. Usually with one or two pills we are feeling better again.
What we don't think about though, is the long term effects of regularly using these drugs. Recent research has suggested that one common painkiller can be toxic to the heart muscle, making it dangerous for everyone over the age of 40.
If you're one of those people that reach for the medicine cabinet when you feel a headache coming on, you may want to think again.