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Common painkillers 'pose heart risk'

30 May 2013 Last updated at 19:49 BST

Two common painkillers, ibuprofen and diclofenac, can slightly increase the risk of heart problems if taken in high doses for a long time, data suggests.

People with severe arthritis often take the drugs, which also calm inflammation, to go about daily life.

The researchers said some patients would deem the risk acceptable, but they should be given the choice.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.