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2014-10-15 08:31:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of North Carolina has officially proclaimed November as Curing Stomach Cancer Month. This is a national movement to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer and to spread the message that more research funding needs to be supported. More specifically this research will be geared toward better treatments for stomach cancer in the hope that one day a cure will be found for this deadly disease. Curing Stomach Cancer Month...

obesity
2014-09-18 03:30:43

Brittany Behm, The JAMA Network Journals The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. Waist circumference is a simple measure of total and intra-abdominal body fat. Although the prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United States through 2008, its trend in recent years has not been known, according to background information in the article. Earl...

2014-09-18 08:26:01

-- Phase III RAINBOW Trial Data Published in The Lancet Oncology -- INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that results of the global Phase III trial of ramucirumab (CYRAMZA(TM)) in combination with paclitaxel in patients with advanced gastric (stomach) cancer or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma were published in the online version of The Lancet Oncology. In the trial, known as RAINBOW, the addition of ramucirumab to...

Location Of Body Fat Could Increase Hypertension Risk
2014-09-03 03:57:03

American College of Cardiology Abdominal fat more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension when compared to those with similar body mass index but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, or high blood pressure, and it is...

2014-08-30 23:00:35

DailyGossip.org publishes a review on The Truth about Six Pack Abs, a unique method to eliminate stubborn stomach fat. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The Truth about Six Pack Abs is a new method of modeling the body that will reveal to users some shocking foods that can burn belly fat, unique workouts that can lead to great results in modeling looks, as well as some motivation secrets for successful fitness. The author of the new method says that there is one unique trick that...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

2014-07-15 08:28:57

MADISON, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No Stomach For Cancer is pleased to announce two $50,000 grant awards to fund exploration of the development of gastric cancer. In keeping with the organization's mission, these grants will facilitate research projects that hold the promise of improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this deadly disease. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126708 The first research grant will support Dr. David Huntsman from the...

Less Exercise And Not Caloric Intake, Responsible For Expanding Waistlines
2014-07-07 03:20:17

Elsevier Health Sciences Lack of leisure-time physical activity linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women, reports the American Journal of Medicine Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical...

COPD Risk Factors Include Obesity And Large Waist Size
2014-07-07 04:00:35

Canadian Medical Association Journal Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases. A team of researchers in Germany and the United States looked at the relationship...

2014-07-07 09:57:58

NUS New study by Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS show that the protein is produced as an immune response and requires the tumour suppressor RUNX3 A team of scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered that a protein named IL23A is part of our stomach’s defense against bacterial infection which leads to gastric cancer. This finding could potentially be used to combat the deadly disease....


Latest Abdomen Reference Libraries

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Kidney
2013-04-30 13:58:54

Kidneys are the organs in the body that regulate blood pressure, electrolytes, acid-base homeostasis and other homeostatic functions. Formation and Orientation Kidneys can be found in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the spine in the retroperitoneum, located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys are usually 11 to 14 centimeters long, six centimeters wide and four centimeters thick. The parenchyma of the kidney is made up of the renal cortex and the renal medulla....

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter. Once it is ingested, it sends signals to a radio receiver. The data is then processed and presented...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...

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