[Mainichi] Stress alone caused ulcers after 3.11 disasters

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SENDAI — Peptic ulcers in some patients in Miyagi Prefecture were caused solely by stress from the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, a study has found.

A group of researchers from Tohoku University Hospital found that the percentage of people in the prefecture whose ulcers were believed to have been caused by stress alone rose from 13 percent before the quake to 24 percent after.

“It’s known that ulcer patient numbers increase due to stress from wars and other such events, but this is the first time that we’ve found out that stress alone produces ulcers,” said Katsunori Iijima, a member of the research group.

Researchers examined ulcer patient statistics at seven hospitals in Miyagi Prefecture including Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital, before and after the March 11, 2011 disaster.

The number of patients with ulcers rose from 261 in 2010 to 383 after the disasters. Ulcers are usually associated with Helicobacter pylori bacteria or drugs such as aspirin. However, among the patients observed by researchers, the ratio of patients who were not infected with Helicobacter pylori bacteria and had not taken medication rose from 13 percent before the disasters to 24 percent afterwards.

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[Mainichi] Le stress seul a provoqué des ulcères après les catastrophes du 11-3

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SENDAI — Une étude montre que les ulcères peptiques de plusieurs patients de la préfecture de Miyagi ont été induits uniquement par le stress consécutif au grand séisme de l’Est du Japon et du au tsunami qu’il a provoqué le 11 mars 2011.

Un groupe de chercheurs de l’hôpital universitaire de Tohoku montre que le pourcentage de gens de la préfecture dont les ulcères ont été provoqués uniquement par le stress est passé de 13 pour cent avant le séisme à 24 pour cent après.

“On sait que l’augmentation du nombre de patients atteints d’ulcère augmente avec des stress induits par les guerres et les autres événements analogues mais c’est la première fois qu’on démontre que le stress seul induit ces ulcères” déclare Katsunori Iijima, un membre du groupe de recherche.

Les chercheurs ont examiné les statistiques des ulcères de sept hôpitaux de la préfecture de Miyagi, dont l’hôpital de la Croix-Rouge d’Ishinomaki, avant et après les catastrophes du 11 mars 2011.

Le nombre de patients à ulcères est passé de 261 en 2010 à 383 après les catastrophes. Les ulcères sont habituellement associés aux bactéries Helicobacter pylori uo à des médicaments comme l’aspirine. Toutefois, parmi les patients examinés par les chercheurs, la proportion de patients non-infectés par la Helicobacter pylori et qui n’avaient pas pris de médicaments est passé de 13 pour cent avant les catastrophes à 24 pour cent ensuite.

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I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


October 2012