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Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer

...ll's battery-life was exhausted. On average, travel time for capsule navigation through the full length of the gastrointestinal tract -- from mouth to anus -- was calculated at four hours. Most side effects were observed as mild and passing, and related not to the pill ingestion itself but to the bowel...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

...ewer incisions reduce scarring and speed recovery. NOTES deploys the instruments through existing natural orifices in the body, such as the mouth, anus or vagina, eliminating the need for any external incisions. The conceptual advantage of natural orifice surgery is to eliminate surgical scars alt...

Both Latino and non-Latino women likely to accept HPV vaccination for selves and children

...y designed to prevent cervical cancer in women. HPV infection also can cause genital warts and other genital tumors, including cancer of the penis or anus in males. Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common cause of cancer death. Cervical cancer rate...

Hopkins transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor's vagina

...the Division of Gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the pioneer of NOTES. The most common openings used are the mouth, anus and vagina. Since 2004, successful NOTES in humans have removed diseased gallbladders and appendixes through the mouth, and gallbladders, kidneys a...

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

...ormed. While still a common procedure worldwide, many studies have shown that an episiotomy -- the surgical cutting of the skin between the vagina and anus -- is not beneficial in preventing tearing of the vagina during the birth process. "It can be difficult to change accepted medical practices," Dua...

JCI online early table of contents: March 13, 2008

...cking the action of male hormones led to cryptorchidism and hypospadias, and these defects were associated with a decrease in the distance between the anus and the genitalia (AGD). Based on the timing in rats, the authors believe that the equivalent window in humans is likely to be 814 weeks of gestation....

Cancer Risk is High Among HIV/AIDS and Kidney Transplant Patients

...tudy also found that in both these populations, cancers associated with human papilloma virus, from cervical cancer to cancers of the mouth, penis and anus were significantly increased. One of the three cancers that were already linked with HIV is Kaposis sarcoma. In HIV population, there was a 3,...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...ct focuses on removal of abdominal organs — like the gall bladder, appendix, adrenal, spleen and pancreas — using endoscopes passed through the mouth, anus or vagina. In a typical procedure, a specially designed flexible endoscope is passed through the mouth and a small hole created in the stomach wall. T...

Adding more fiber in the diet can offset hemorrhoids.

...ns would recommend, especially in offsetting hemorrhoids. // Hemorrhoids, a condition characterized by enlargement of blood vessels, in and around the anus that can give rise to bleeding and uneasiness. According to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, hemorrhoids can be caused by a var...

Vaginal massage during pregnancy avoids Episiotomy procedure

... procedure such as Episiotomy during birthing process. Episiotomy is a surgical procedure done in the perineum in the area between the vagina and anus during the labor period involved during birthing process to expand the opening of the vagina for free delivery of the baby without tearing the perineu...

Oral Sex Linked To Mouth Cancer Risk

... Odontology in southern Sweden. The human papilloma virus is of 40 types and has been associated with genital warts as well as cancer of the cervix or anus and now oral or mouth cancer. Oral cancer is usually caused by smoking, chewing tobacco as well as consuming excess alcohol. ...
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