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UCLA cancer researchers first to link intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage

UCLA scientists have linked for the first time intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage in mice, a finding that may lead to the early identification and treatment of human inflammatory disorders, some of which increase risk for several types of cancer. Researchers found that lo...

Gleevec Prevents Return of Intestinal Cancer, Study Confirms

Drug is shown to be most effective on larger tumors THURSDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Taking Gleevec after surgery to remove a gastrointestinal stromal tumor improves tumor-free survival, a U.S. study has confirmed. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), the most common soft-t...

Molecular marker identifies normal stem cells as intestinal tumor source

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have answered a central question in cancer biology: whether normal stem cells can give rise to tumors. Stem cells are immature cells that can renew themselves and give rise to mature differentiated cells that compose the range of body tissues. In...

Sealing off portion of intestinal lining treats obesity, resolves diabetes in animal model

Lining the upper portion of the small intestine with an impermeable sleeve led to both weight loss and restoration of normal glucose metabolism in an animal model of obesity-induced diabetes. Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center and Gastrointestinal Unit repor...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Takes Center Stage at Yakult's 17th Intestinal Flora Symposium

- Probiotics may offer sufferers non-drug option for symptom relief - TOKYO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the 17th Annual Symposium on Intestinal Flora at Yakult World Headquarters Hall in Tokyo gathered physicians, researchers and company associates from 19 countries, including the U...

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev initiates project to eliminate intestinal worms in Ethiopia

NEW YORK, August 6, 2008 A professor at The Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is beginning an intensive program in Ethiopia this August to eradicate intestinal worms which affect as much as 50 percent of the population in Africa. BGU Professor Zvi Bentwich,...

Medical check-ups for intestinal cancer are hardly used

Only 20% of persons aged over 55 use colonoscopies for early detection of cancer, even though the statutory health insurance funds have covered the costs since 2002. This was shown by an analysis of the Bavarian Colonoscopy Database published in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt Internat...

Discovery of new family of genetic mutations involved in inflammatory intestinal disease

Barcelona, Spain: The discovery of new genetic mutations involved in inflammatory intestinal disorders could lead to a better understanding of these common conditions, two scientists told the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Monday 2 June). Dr.Alexandra ...

Schiff(R) Introduces New Supplement Products for Intestinal Health and Beauty Maintenance

SALT LAKE CITY, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its mission to help consumers feel better and lead healthier lives through nutrition, Schiff Nutrition Group, Inc. (NYSE: WNI ), introduces two new products that help maintain health both inside and out. Schiff(R) 3-Day Cleanse ...

Type 2 diabetes may be caused by intestinal dysfunction

NEW YORK (March 5, 2008) -- Growing evidence shows that surgery may effectively cure Type 2 diabetes -- an approach that not only may change the way the disease is treated, but that introduces a new way of thinking about diabetes. A new article -- published in a special supplement to the Februa...

Antegrade bowel intussusception can cause recurrent, chronic postoperative intestinal obstruction

Several complications can be seen after pancreatic surgery, most notably bleeding, infections and anastomotic dehiscence. Bowel obstruction can also be seen due to internal hernias or anastomotic strictures. A more unusual etiology for bowel obstruction in this setting is intussusception. Intu...

Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome

Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S. THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have sequenced the genome of the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia , responsible for more than 20,000 reported infections a year in the United States. That makes giardia the most co...

Rice Bran Reduces Risk of Intestinal Cancer

A study has revealed for the first time that rice bran could reduce the risk of intestinal cancer.// The research was conducted by biomedical scientists at the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester. The study has not been tested on humans, but research i...

Bacterial Protein Shows Promise in Treating Intestinal Parasites

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Yale University have discovered that a natural protein produced by Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacterium sprayed// on crops by organic farmers to reduce insect damage, is highly effective at treating hookworm infections in laboratory animals. ...

Messy Diapers May be Sign of Severe Intestinal Infection

Anyone who’s ever cared for an infant or young child knows what it’s like to change the occasional smelly, messy diaper.// While mild bouts of diarrhea aren’t uncommon in young children, moderate to severe diarrhea, lasting several days, could be a sign a dangerous infection in the intestines ...

Protective Intestinal Antibiotic Protein Discovered

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a protein produced in the intestinal lining, which attacks microbial invaders and protects the// intestine. This discovery will certainly assist scientists in enabling patient’s suffering inflammatory bowel disease, with novel medication...

Low Dose Anti Rejection Protocol Helps Intestinal Transplant Recipients

Rakesh Sindhi, a surgeon and a researcher at the children hospital of Pittsburgh is planning to present how the new low dose anti rejection protocol //has appreciably improved the outcomes of the intestinal transplant recipients. Research performed by Rakesh Sindhi, MD, Co-Director of Pediatric...

Vitamin A Deficiency Subsequent to Intestinal Surgery

A recent study has revealed that major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may increase the possiblity of subsequent vitamin A deficiency//. The results of the study have been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. The researchers base their findings on thr...

Crohns Disease Could Be Caused By Gaps In The Intestinal Barrier

The human bowel is lined with millions of projections called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine to allow for the efficient absorption of nutrients. The villi are covered in epithelial cells // which are constantly renewed – around a thousand billion cells are shed from the top o...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

An Indiana University School of Medicine study, in the Journal of Pediatrics, has found a link between erythromycin, and subsequent development of pyloric stenosis, a condition that affects one in 500 newborns. Pyloric stenosis, which usually occurs in the first or second month of life, is a b...

What's Lurking in Your Kitchen?

...ver foods, but without proper cleansing they can create odors and house organisms that may cause illness and disease such as pneumonia, bronchitis and intestinal flu(ii). Instead of simply masking odors with fresh lemons, Dellutri recommends using Disposer Care(R) plus Bleach Alternative once a week to help fig...

C3Life.com to Sponsor Fashion Show at 2009 National UOAA Conference

... The UOAA is an association of affiliated, nonprofit support groups committed to improving the quality of life for people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion (i.e., colostomy, ileostomy, and/or urostomy). C3Life.com is an ostomy online community, dedicated to helping people with o...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau & Longboard Invitational Celebrates 16 Years of 'Surfing for a Cure' to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

...cancer and central nervous system diseases). In early 2006, the FDA approved Sutent(R), a drug developed at Pfizer La Jolla for treating rare forms of intestinal and kidney cancers. Its novel mechanism both cuts off the blood supply to the cancer and destroys cellular reproduction. ...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

...sing a capsule with patients that met the set requirements. To this end, an intestinal cleaning was required the day before applying this kind of exploration. Tak... the endoscopic capsule technique, using pharmaceutical drugs that regulate intestinal transit and, in this way, enabling a better control of the passage of the d...

CNCB Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PGSCN) Program is Now Available Online

...isorders & Laboratory Testing: Digestion & Absorption Microbial Flora Gastric and Pancreatic Function intestinal Function & Permeability Leaky Gut Syndrome Dysbiosis Bacterial & Protozoal Markers Food Allergy & Test Resul...

Study finds survival rates from gastrointestinal tumors improving among African-Americans

...alysis was performed using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database that identified 3,795 patients diagnosed with GIST and other intestinal mesenchymal tumors between1992 to 2005. Patient demographics showed 72.2 percent Caucasians, 15.6 percent African Americans, and 9.1 percent Hispanics...

New oral agents may prevent injury after radiation exposure

... new compounds, collectively called the ''EUK-400 series,'' which could someday be used to prevent radiation-induced injuries to kidneys, lungs, skin, intestinal tract and brains of radiological terrorism victims. The findings, which appear in the June issue of the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry , d...

Harvard Medical School Continues Education About Benefits of Probiotics

...ing a regular source of "friendly" bacteria to the intestinal tract. This helps to correct any imbalance of ben... immune system as well as various functions of the intestinal lining. Additional experts on the program inc...laborative research in the areas of probiotics and intestinal microbiota. The Dannon Company is America's...

Patients Suffering from Diabetes Now Have the Option to Suffer No More with Diabetic Free All Natural Medical Herbal Extracts Capsules

...etes Assist with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels Lessens feelings of fatigue, nervousness and lethargy Alleviates kidney and intestinal failure and other various symptoms of diabetes Tremendously improves general well-being and immune system function No side effects! Consumption...

Cancer Endangers Some Wildlife Species

... Pollution can be a major cause of cancer, such as in beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River system in North America. The whales have a high rate of intestinal cancer, which is their second-leading cause of death. It's believed that this cancer problem is due to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

...e seasonal flu virus stayed in the animals' nasal cavity. The U.S. team also found that the new virus, unlike the seasonal one, went into the ferrets' intestinal tract. Such distinctions, the U.S. researchers said, can make a difference in establishing appropriate public health responses as the pandemic con...

Study examines dietary influences of liver disease

...ts role in non-hepatic diseases like atherosclerosis, it has never before been linked to human liver disease. The findings suggest that drugs blocking intestinal cholesterol absorption might reduce the progression of fatty liver disease but this needs to be investigated in prospective studies. "Subgroup anal...

YoCream Announces the First Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt With Beneficial Probiotics Clinically Proven to Strengthen the Digestive System.

... Supports good digestive health Improves intestinal microbial balance Aids in the digestion of...nst infectious and non-infectious diseases, so the intestinal microflora represents one of the key elements in s...lus NCFM promotes improved digestion and improved intestinal microbial balance. According to the American Coll...

The AGA Foundation awards grant to Dr. Michael Choi to further his research on carcinoid tumors

...d when previous grant recipients continue their work and qualify for additional funding to further their research." The five-year survival rate for intestinal carcinoids in the U.S. between 1973 and 2002 has remained at 60 percent. This lack of improvement in treatment success is largely due to incomplete un...

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. to Unveil Children's Natural Health Products at Upcoming Natural MarketPlace 2009 Show in Las Vegas

... and Lactobacilli , important health-promoting bacteria. Yum-Yum GOS™ Prebiotic Fiber Syrup also enhances calcium absorption as well as supports intestinal defense. Yum-Yum Zymes™ promotes proper digestive health by aiding in the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Mixed-berry flavore...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...pollutants. For example, the study cites the case of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River system. These whales have an extraordinarily high rate of intestinal cancer, which is their second leading cause of death. One type of pollutant in these waterspolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (or PAHs)is a well-known c...

Meckel's diverticulum masked by intermittent recurrent subocclusive episodes

...mall bowel and it is often difficult to diagnose. It is usually asymptomatic but approximately 4% are symptomatic with complications such as bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and inflammation. Daniela Codrich et al presents a case of Meckel's diverticulum masked by a long period of intermittent recurrent subocc...

Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea

...toxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC -- are able to make you so miserable. The bacteria use surface "pili" or "fimbriae" to attach, or bind, to the intestinal epithelia of the host. These fibers, which are needed for ETEC infection to take place in the intestines, exit the bacterium through a pore on the bac...

Vitamin Shoppe to Offer Jarrow Formulas New Probiotic Jarro-Dophilus CDS Nationwide

... probiotic strains to provide a broad spectrum of health benefits. Jarro-Dophilus® CDS is especially designed to maintain, protect and restore intestinal flora and utilizes probiotic strains that have been clinically substantiated for added assurance of probiotic effect. "Jarro-Dophilus CDS con...

ConvaTec Launches New Programs to Support and Recognize WOC Nursing

...at Comebacks(R) Program, sponsored by ConvaTec in partnership also with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, United Ostomy Associations of America, the intestinal Diseases Education and Awareness Society, and the Youth Rally. "ConvaTec is proud to offer these enhanced programs and services to demonstrate...
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