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2014-04-24 10:48:03

The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene. The extraordinary finding comes from a multi-institutional team that analyzed data and other material from two long-term studies involving nearly 128,000 participants. The researchers found that individuals whose colons have high levels of a specific gene product...

2014-04-17 23:08:55

Watch Our Digestive Health Educational Programming on PBS and Major Networks Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 GI for Life, an innovative nutriceutical company focused on digestive health products is proud to announce the introduction of their first nationally televised program, called Gastrointestinal Inflammation, developed to educate viewers on the effects of diet and colon cancer and other common digestive conditions. The program was produced by Outlook TV, and can be...

2014-04-09 23:31:47

Watch our Colon Health Educational Programming on PBS and major networks. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 GI for Life, an innovative nutritional company focused on digestive health products is proud to announce the introduction of their first nationally televised program developed to inform viewers of the prevalence of colon disease, as well as introduce their cutting edge products designed to promote and maintain digestive and colon health. The program was produced by Outlook TV,...

2014-04-07 12:43:00

Wistar Findings Suggest Link between Colon Microbiome and Genome Stability Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which are unknown. At the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, researchers from The Wistar Institute will present findings that suggest the colon “microbiome” of gut bacteria can...

2014-04-02 15:55:01

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has implicated a poorly understood protein called PLAC8 in the spread of colon cancer. While elevated PLAC8 levels were known to be associated with colon cancer, the researchers now have shown that the protein plays an active role in shifting normal cells lining the colon into a state that encourages metastasis. The work appears April 1 in the Journal of Clinical...

2014-04-01 23:27:02

Payman Khorrami, MD, a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills discusses the importance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Every March healthcare professionals around the country recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading information about the importance of colon cancer screening. Payman Khorrami, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles sees patients at the Colonoscopy Center of...

2014-04-01 13:06:26

Bottom Line: Taking low doses of aspirin (which inhibits platelet function) after a colon cancer diagnosis appears to be associated with better survival if the tumor cells express HLA class I antigen. Author: Marlies S. Reimers, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Background: Prior research has suggested aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis might improve survival. Although the precise mechanism of aspirin's anti-cancer effect is unknown,...

2014-03-26 23:26:22

Los Angeles Gastroenterologist with La Peer Health Systems, Ari Nowain, MD, speaks about the top 5 cancer myths and why they’re incorrect. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ari Nowain, MD, a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Center in Beverly Hills, California, took time recently to discuss why some of the most common myths about colon cancer are incorrect. The recently published list of the top 5 colon cancer myths includes the belief that only men are at risk for colon...

2014-03-26 12:29:21

Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign to donate $5 for every story submitted NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For basketball fans, it's tournament time, but for StopColonCancerNow.com, it's March Gladness - an opportunity to raise money and awareness for colon cancer prevention and research. StopColonCancerNow.com will donate $5 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every colon cancer testimonial submitted to its website through the end of the year....

2014-03-25 23:28:08

Siamak Tabib, MD, a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems discusses the effectiveness of alternative colon cancer tests. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new type of colon cancer test, known as capsule colonoscopy, which allows the user to swallow a camera inside a capsule rather than undergo a traditional colonoscopy. This device is designed to detect colon polyps in patients after an incomplete optical colonoscopy...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.