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Regular aspirin use cuts overall cancer risk

Regular aspirin use cuts overall cancer risk

People who take aspirin regularly have a significantly lower risk of cancer, according to a team of researchers.

An analysis of data from two major, long-term epidemiologic studies finds that the regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, a reduction that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The findings suggest that the use of aspirin may complement, but not replace, the preventive benefits of colonoscopy and other methods of cancer screening.

Smoking weed doesn't make you anxious or depressed

Smoking weed doesn't make you anxious or depressed

Potheads rejoice! Turns out cannabis use was not associated with an increased risk for developing mood or anxiety disorders, after all.

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, there are renewed clinical and policy concerns about the mental health effects of the drug.

In a new study, Columbia University's Mark Olfson and coauthors examined marijuana use and the risk of mental health and substance use disorders in the general population.

Are diagnostic labels of asthma, COPD even viable?

Are diagnostic labels of asthma, COPD even viable?

A team of researchers has tried to explore whether or not tagging every patient's breathing problem as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is viable.

Defining a patient's symptoms using the historical diagnostic labels of asthma and COPD is an outdated approach to understanding an individual's condition, according to the experts.

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