Tag: "stomach" at medical news
Is there a way to derail the children's 'Allergy March'?
...an include colic, diarrhea, persistent vomiting or stomach
aches, and may be due to food sensitivities. Researchers like Homburger believe that food allergy maybe the root cause in 10-15 percent of colicky infants. Scientific findings have identified a wide array of allergy-associated gastrointestinal inflam...
Good news on cancer for most EU countries but tobacco still a big problem
...d 52,900 down 42%] Decline in risk of dying from stomach
cancer in every member state Stomach cancer wom... 40,335 down 45%] Decline in risk of dying from stomach
cancer in every member state Colorectal cancer men 3,535 deaths avoided [estimated 63,672 in 2...
ID Migraine screener found to be highly reliable in detecting migraine in undiagnosed patients
...t three months? Are you nauseated or sick to your stomach
when you have a headache? Does light bother you when you have a headache? According to the lead author, Richard B. Lipton, M.D. Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, ID Migraine should be used in a prima...
Cranberry component linked to reduced stroke damage
...ue bacteria-blocking ability may also help inhibit stomach
ulcers and even gum disease. While the data on stroke remains preliminary, a great deal of evidence shows that a daily dose of cranberry is a smart addition to the diet for many reasons. Dr. Starr noted, "Researchers from several world class research...
EUROCARE 3 - new European cancer survival figures
...erage of 20-39% five-year survival. These included stomach
and ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma. However,...ncer was contributing to differences. For example, stomach
cancer survival was higher in western Europe where incidence is high than in the Nordic countries an...
Better outcome for ICU patients after removal of bacteria from digestive tract
...emove potentially harmful bacteria from the mouth, stomach
and gut. This process--known as selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD)--reduces the risk of respiratory-tract infection for ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Selective use of SDD has occurred for two decades although ...
Gastric bypass surgery resolves or improves diabetes in most patients, reports Pittsburgh study
..." The LGBP procedure involves constructing a small stomach
pouch of approximately 15 millimeters (about the s...g from the reduced reservoir capacity of the small stomach
pouch. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, in which the body is unable to properly ...
Study shows that forgiveness can be taught
...ss (back ache, dizziness, sleeplessness, headache, stomach
upset, etc.) 15% decrease in emotional experience of stress: 34% increase in forgiveness for person that hurt them: 105% more willing to forgive in other hypothetical situations. Luskin, Fred: Stanford Forgiveness Projects Research Applications (...
Iressa news backgrounder
...ug that has transformed treatment of a blood and a stomach
cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal tumors (GIST). "Future treatment probably will be a combination of chemotherapy and other signal transduction inhibitors," says Gilbert. "We need to block more than one pathway in a tumor t...
Loss of nerve cells may link constipation with achalasia of the oesophagus
...he oesophagus opens to allow food to pass into the stomach
and then closes to prevent the stomach
acid from entering the oesophagus. Both peristalsis and the relaxation of the sphincter muscle are c...
Rabies remains a costly public health threat, says Jefferson virologists
...e that replaced the painful series of shots in the stomach
that those who were exposed had to endure. The vaccine, together with an effective public health-initiated vaccination campaign for domestic cats and dogs, has reduced the cases of human rabies in this country to a trickle. Today, Dr. Koprowski remai...
Nicotine metabolite shows promise for improving memory, protecting brain cells
...e and causes blood vessel constriction, nausea and stomach
cramps. Cotinine's biggest use has been as a marker for tobacco use by measuring urine levels; its therapeutic potential in curbing smoking also has been explored. "So cotinine has been taken by humans as a drug and has gotten mixed reviews in the li...
Fosrenol shows significant reduction in serum phosphate in Chinese end-stage kidney disease patients
...arbonate/phosphate complex cannot pass through the stomach
lining into the blood stream and is eliminated from the body. Consequently, a patient's overall absorption of phosphate from the diet significantly decreases. Shire has conducted an extensive clinical research program for lanthanum carbonate involv...
UCLA teams with Drew to provide cancer care
... women. Asian Americans are more likely to develop stomach
and liver cancers than white Americans, while Native Americans have the lowest five-year cancer survival rates of any population. In August the American Cancer Society issued a report on the cancer-risk profile in Latinos. The report found that Latin...
Gastric bypass surgery riskiest for those who need it most
...Gastric bypass surgery involves stapling the upper stomach
to create a small pouch that is then attached to the small intestine, reducing the capacity of the stomach. "This should not be considered a cosmetic procedure," said Elmar Merkle, M.D., the lead author. "People need to be aware of the potential com...
Gastric bypass surgery is riskiest for those who need it most
...o help weight loss. It involves stapling the upper stomach
to create a small pouch that is then attached to the small intestine, reducing the capacity of the stomach. Subsequent radiologic imaging helped to identify 57 complications from the surgeries many of them multiple problems in the same patients inc...
Obesity risks add to complications of gastric bypass
... patients. The surgery involves stapling the upper stomach
to create a small pouch that is then attached to the small intestine, thereby reducing stomach
capacity and the intestine's ability to absorb nutrients. Among the 335 patients that participated i...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, December 2, 2003
...uggests using waist measurement as an indicator of stomach
fat. For men, a waist measurement greater than 40 inches and for women a waist measurement greater than 35 inches can indicate a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (NOTE: The USPSTF recommendations are the subject of an ACP Internal Medicine Rep...
Other highlights in the December 3 issue of JNCI
... diabetes had more than twice the relative risk of stomach
and endometrial cancer than the general population, as well as an increased risk of cervical cancer. Contact : Ulla Bredberg-Rådén, Karolinska Institute, 46-8-524-86389; firstname.lastname@example.org . Human Papillomavirus Associat...
New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases
...hageal sphincter protects the lower esophagus from stomach
acid and bile by opening only when food or liquid ...and hiatal hernia, which occurs when a part of the stomach
slides above the diaphragm, the thin muscle separating the stomach
from the chest. LEAD INVESTIGATOR...
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