H. Brown, J. Burn, N. R. Make, L. G. Ford, E. J. Jacobs, J. A. Jankowski, C. La Vecchia, M. Legislation, F. Meyskens, P. M. Rothwell, H. J. Senn, and A. Umar Estimates of harms and benefits of prophylactic usage of aspirin in the general population Ann. Onc. 2014 : mdu225v1-mdu225.. Aspirin: Scientists believe cancers prevention benefits outweigh harms New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive system, i.e.The temporary expansion will cost $18 billion, a cost that will be put into the deficit. Republicans objected to the added deficit spending, however the situation became even more urgent Thursday afternoon when Medicare declared that it could start paying doctors’ statements at a 21 % lower rate . MedPage Today: The 21 [%] lower officially took effect April 1, but Medicare has held off paying claims since that time in anticipation of Congressional action, so that doctors have however to feel the sting. The most recent reprieve – – during which doctors received no increase in obligations but no cuts – – expired on April 1 .