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2012-03-09 10:41:33

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered 5 new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered five new genetic mutations associated with Crohn's disease in Jews of Eastern European descent, often referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. The findings, published in PLoS Genetics, are the first step in an attempt to explain why the prevalence...

2012-01-25 04:44:15

Children without symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux whose asthma was being poorly controlled with anti-inflammatory treatment did not have an improvement in symptoms or lung function with the added treatment of the proton pump inhibitor lansoprazole, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. Use of lansoprazole was associated with increased adverse events. "Asthma and gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease are both common disorders in...

2012-01-25 04:24:10

Adding the acid reflux drug lansoprazole to a standard inhaled steroid treatment for asthma does not improve asthma control in children who have no symptom of acid reflux, according to a new study funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Lansoprazole therapy slightly increased the risk of sore throats and other respiratory problems in children, however. Results of this study, which was also sponsored by the American...

2012-01-23 14:00:00

On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 On February 4, 2012 at Parx Casino, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn´s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its third Zumba Fundraiser for Crohn´s & colitis. All money raised at the event will...

2012-01-23 22:22:42

UNC researchers challenge commonly-held beliefs about the causes of a major intestinal disease For more than 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fiber diet lowered a person's risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine in which pouches develop in the colon wall. A new study of more than 2,000 people reveals the opposite may be true. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine , found...

2012-01-04 15:48:41

The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. "Insight into the worldwide epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease is important for the identification of geographic patterns and time trends," said Gilaad G. Kaplan, MD, MPH, of the University of Calgary and lead author of this study. "Our...

Obesity Could Lead To Esophageal Cancer Rate Increase
2011-12-25 07:38:31

With global obesity levels rising, an increasing number of people find themselves suffering from acid reflux, which in turn could lead to a higher rate of those contracting esophageal cancer, according to a new study published last week in the journal Gut. According to Steven Reinberg of USA Today, researchers from Norway have observed a nearly 50% increase in acid reflux -- also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD -- over the past decade. By studying the health information...

2011-12-20 12:58:15

Increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease in women with endometriosis: a nationwide Danish cohort study Women with endometriosis are up to twice as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease as those without this reproductive disorder, suggests a large study published online in Gut. And the effect can last for up to 20 years after their diagnosis of endometriosis–a condition in which cells from the womb lining implant in other areas of the body. Endometriosis is relatively...


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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.