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antibiotics
2014-08-19 04:00:12

Heather Amos, University of British Columbia New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on. Most bacteria living in the gut play a positive role in promoting a healthy immune system, but antibiotic treatments often do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria. The study published August 18 in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology helps scientists understand how...

cravings and bacteria
2014-08-18 05:00:59

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our bodies play host to millions of bacteria. In fact, they outnumber our own cells by about 100-fold. And yet, we hold the notion that we are in charge of our own lives, not the bacteria that has just hitched a ride. A new study, published in BioEssays, tells a different story. The findings reveal that the bacteria within our bodies may very well be affecting our cravings and our moods to ensure that we eat what they want. The...

2014-08-13 23:11:28

University Study Verifies Grower Results of Antibiotic-Free Program Lena, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has released test findings showing that Assist NPS solutions, used in a programmed approach, significantly improve total bird weight and feed efficiency, and positively modulate the ileal bacterial microbiota of commercial poultry. The improvements reported in the study represent an important breakthrough for...

Preemies' Gut Bacteria May Depend More On Gestational Age Than Environmental Factors
2014-08-13 03:08:27

By Elizabethe Holland Durando, Washington University School of Medicine Scientists believe babies are born with digestive systems containing few or no bacteria. Their guts then quickly become colonized by microbes — good and bad — as they nurse or take bottles, receive medication and even as they are passed from one adoring relative to another. However, in infants born prematurely, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the population...

Disposable Biosensor Could Help Doctors Determine Which Patients Can Safely Eat Following Surgery
2014-08-12 03:39:29

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Invention monitors an important new vital sign A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. Some patients who undergo surgery develop a condition called post-operative ileus (POI), a...

2014-08-11 23:08:04

Health Food Emporium is having a sale on Garden of Life's flag ship products, Primal Defense and Omegazyme, for between 40% and 50% off of the retail price for the month of August. (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 When Jordan Rubin started Garden of Life, he was focused on digestive health. Probiotics or “friendly bacteria” can support the immune system. “Because the bulk of the immune system is in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, if you ensure intestinal health and harmony it has the...

2014-08-08 23:08:14

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Goal is to Broaden Consumer Awareness of VSL#3 and Meet Consumers at the Shelf; Pharmacy Cards Rolling Out at Stores Nationwide Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Consumers have gotten used to seeing shelf cards in place of full product packages in certain categories of products, such as cold and flu, when either price or ingredients are deemed an issue for the store. Now, in an effort to offer consumers a different type of probiotic, one that is up to 10...

2014-08-07 23:07:15

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Goal is to Broaden Consumer Awareness of VSL#3 and Meet Consumers at the Shelf; Pharmacy Cards Rolling Out at Stores Nationwide Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Consumers have gotten used to seeing shelf cards in place of full product packages in certain categories of products, such as cold and flu, when either price or ingredients are deemed an issue for the store. Now, in an effort to offer consumers a different type of probiotic, one that is up to 10...

2014-08-07 23:06:04

Probiotics, the friendly “germs” that live in the digestive tract, have long been associated with healthy digestion, but recent research is now showing that probiotic and prebiotic use has a beneficial effect on skin health, and acne and rosacea in particular. GI for Life's unique probiotic formula provides the probiotic bacterial strains recommended by dermatologists for healthier skin, as well as prebiotics and enzymes to help the probiotics work more effectively. Santa Rosa, CA...

2014-08-05 16:27:07

Southwest Gastroenterology encourages patients to make time to visit their office for a colonoscopy. OAK LAWN, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest statistics show that over 130,000 patients are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. It is a condition that can be most efficiently resolved when it's caught early, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Port strongly suggests that patients come in to get screened with a colonoscopy.A colonoscopy can identify colorectal cancer and...


Latest Digestive system Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

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...

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

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...

Pharynx
2013-03-05 15:00:19

The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...

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This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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