A new Italian study found that regular aspirin can reduce the risk of gastrointestinal cancer by 22% to 38%, including some fatal cancers such as pancreatic cancer and liver cancer.
Epidemiologists at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan, Italy reviewed the data of 113 observational studies. The analysis found that taking aspirin regularly (defined as taking at least 1-2 tablets per week) reduced the risk of bowel cancer by 27%; the risk of esophageal cancer was reduced 33 %; the risk of cardia cancer is reduced by 39%; the risk of gastric cancer is reduced by 36%; the risk of liver cancer is reduced by 38%; the risk of pancreatic cancer is reduced by 22%.
Researchers conducted a detailed analysis of 45 of them, 156,000 cases of colorectal cancer, and observed whether different frequency and dosage of aspirin affect the incidence of colorectal cancer. The results showed that compared with those who did not take aspirin, those who took 75-100 mg, 325 mg, and 500 mg daily had a 10%, 35%, and 50% lower risk of bowel cancer. During the follow-up period, the risk of bowel cancer was reduced by 4%, 11%, 19%, and 29% after taking aspirin 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years, respectively. In addition, after taking aspirin for 5 years, the risk of pancreatic cancer decreased by 25%. The research report was published in the professional journal “Oncology Yearbook”.
The researchers pointed out that aspirin has a preventive effect on gastrointestinal cancer, but before using the drug, you must seek the advice of a doctor, and fully consider personal risks, family history and other risk factors before starting to take it.
People who love money are easily lonely
During the new crown epidemic, social isolation has become one of the effective prevention and control measures, and it has also caused some psychological problems to a certain extent. Recently, American psychologists pointed out that loneliness is one of the main causes of depression and anxiety. In modern society, money-oriented and interest-centered values are more likely to cause loneliness.
The team of Laura Parker, associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, combed through 5 psychological studies. The study involved more than 2500 people. During the two-week trial period, the participants recorded their feelings at work, social interaction, and alone time in the form of diaries. The researchers conducted an in-depth analysis of the correlation between money, self-worth, time spent with others, and loneliness. The results showed that the higher the position of money in the self-worth evaluation criteria, the degree of psychosocial disconnection and loneliness The stronger the sense. The research report was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Laura Parker said that many of the things needed to succeed are at the expense of time with family and friends. When people think that their self-worth depends on the amount of wealth, the time and energy required to obtain wealth makes them feel stressed and seriously affects the quality of social relationships. In contrast, people who “see money as dung” may be more likely to gain a sense of health and security.
More than half of Britons have trouble sleeping during home isolation
Recently, according to a survey in the United Kingdom, more than half of British people have trouble sleeping during home isolation.
The well-known consulting company Ipsos-Morrie Market Research and King’s College London, UK conducted an online survey of 2,254 British residents between the ages of 16 and 75 in late May and came to the above conclusion. The survey shows that sleep difficulties are more common among people experiencing financial difficulties, among which four adults report more dreams than before the epidemic. Some people, especially young people, reported that although they slept longer than before the epidemic, they did not sleep soundly.
The BBC recently quoted investigators as reporting that the epidemic and quarantine measures will aggravate people’s mental stress, and nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that their sleep quality has deteriorated as a result. At the same time, lack of sleep itself will increase mental stress and affect people’s ability to cope with the epidemic, thus forming a vicious circle.
However, the survey also showed that a quarter of the respondents said they slept more and better than before the epidemic. Researchers believe that this shows that the epidemic has made “some of us rediscover the importance of sleep.”