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Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

...reatment reported less pain and fewer instances of gastric irritations. They also reported less confusion or memory problems and slightly less fatigue than people who didn’t get the antidepressants...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

...rs of two families with a rare form of hereditary gastric cancer caused by a mutation of the E-cadherin gene...ing observation was that all five cases had small gastric cancers in the removed stomach, which were detected after very thorough pathological examination," ...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...ments for disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, gastric reflux disease, chronic constipation and digestive complications of diabetes. Very small doses of the protein caused strong muscle contractions in the gut, especially in the small intestine. The proteins did not affect the same type of muscles in t...

Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach

...ators found. Saturated fat also raised the risk of gastric cardia, which affects the upper part of the stomach, and another type of cancer of the esophagus--esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12, found primarily in animal products, were also associated with a higher ...

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to challenge patents on drug

...ole is indicated for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers. The FDA granted the marketing exclusivity to Andrx group of the US. The loss of marketing exclusivity is a setback for Dr Reddy’s, but this will be temporary. This is to be expected in the game of patent challenges but since generic drugs pr...

Butterbur does wonders

.... It has also been used successfully in preventing gastric ulcers, and in treating patients with irritable bladder and urinary tract spasms. Extracts are prepared from the rhizomes, roots, and leaves....

Decrease of 'Hunger Hormone' after Obesity Surgery

...pened to levels after dieting or in people who had gastric bypass surgery. A team of investigators measured ...oss program, in 6 adults who had lost weight after gastric bypass surgery, and in 10 normal-weight adults. Patients had undergone a type of gastric surgery kn...

Ulcer causing bug found in stored food

... Chicago, reported that a bacterium that can cause gastric ulcers and increase the risk of gastric cancer was present in as much as 50% of chicken purchased in a local grocery store. According to the...

Animal Fat increases risk Of stomach cancer

...ators found. Saturated fat also raised the risk of gastric cardia, which affects the upper part of the stomach, and another type of cancer of the esophagus--esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cholesterol, animal protein and vitamin B12, found primarily in animal products, were also associated with a higher ...

Anxiety and Peptic ulcers may be linked

...ety were more likely to also report suffering from gastric ulcers. The more anxiety symptoms they had, the more likely they were to report ulcers. The researchers don't know why such a link exists. It may be that stress undermines the immune response to H. pylori , or that ulcers cause anxiety - rather tha...

FDA approves Watson Pharmaceuticals' Oxytrol patch

...r patients who are at a risk of urinary retention, gastric retention, or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma. The drug which will be available in the market by the end of May 2003 was approved after clinical trials involving more than 1000 people....

The Reason For Loss Of Appetite After Gastric Bypass

...oss of hunger and rapid weight loss observed after gastric bypass surgery.// In the gastric bypass procedure, the stomach is divided to create a pouch out of the small proximal portion of the ...

New Drug Found To Benefit Patients With Osteoarthritis

...so known as Prexige. The drug was found to reduces gastric complications that often occur with other treatments. It is common for doctors to prescribe non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain in patients with osteoarthritis . However, the side effects of these drugs can cause gastr...

Weight Reduction Surgery Also Treats Metabolic Syndrome

...pper stomach to limit food intake, or laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, which limits the absorption of calories by causing food to bypass most of the intestinal tract. About half of the group met the criteria for metabolic syndrome. All of the patients lost significant weight, but those who received the ...

Before Weight Loss Surgery One Should Get Tested for Bacteria

... as to how this bacteria impacts people undergoing gastric bypass surgery a weight loss operation in which fo... . Researchers assessed 99 patients evaluated for gastric bypass surgery to determine if they carried the bacteria. Results showed about a quarter of the pati...

Easier Tests To Detect Tuberculosis

... Diagnosing tuberculosis is generally done with a gastric lavage. It's an invasive test that involves puttin...Researchers conducted a study comparing the use of gastric lavage to a straightforward sputum test. The two tests were given to 250 children ages 1 month to 5...

Surgery For Obesity May Need Invasive Monitoring

... common procedures to control morbid obesity is by gastric bypass surgery that reduces the size of the stomac...as done with 13 patients who underwent laproscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity. This type of surgery leads to many dominant damaging respiratory and h...

Extracts of grapefruit heals stomach ulcers

...effects of grapefruit seed extracts on preexisting gastric ulcers. Investigators of the study had induced gastric ulcer in rats, and applied graded doses of grapefruit seed extract to measure levels of gastric sec...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

...ravenous dosing of drugs. It avoids issues such as gastric irritability due to changes in pH that occur with oral dosing and variable transit times in the gut resulting in rapid fluctuations in plasma concentrations....

Gastric bypass surgery reduces risk of heart disease

... common procedures to control morbid obesity is by gastric bypass surgery that reduces the size of the stomach and allows the food to pass to the small intestine much faster. Together with psychological and behavioral support, this procedure has become one of the ways to control obesity through lasting weigh...

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