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2014-06-16 16:25:10

AMES, Iowa, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the...

2014-06-16 12:58:06

Merck Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced results from a post-hoc analysis showing that patients with type 2 diabetes having treatment intensified with insulin glargine therapy while also being treated with JANUVIA® (sitagliptin) 100 mg once-daily had a lower incidence of nighttime (nocturnal) hypoglycemia compared to patients also receiving placebo. Results were presented at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions....

2014-06-16 12:29:02

DEERFIELD, Ill., and OSAKA, Japan, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., today announced the United States (U.S.) commercial availability of a new biologic therapy, ENTYVIO((TM) )(vedolizumab), for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) or Crohn's disease (CD). "We understand how a great need still exists for additional treatment options...

rotavirus vaccine
2014-06-10 07:40:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has discovered that as the rotavirus vaccine has become more common, the amount of children who are hospitalized from rotavirus-related diarrhea has significantly decreased. Dr. Eyal Leshem of the CDC told Reuters reporter Kathryn Doyle, “We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years. The dramatic decline we saw at the...

2014-06-09 12:30:34

Quality-of-Life Survey Scores on Medications and Presence of Esophagitis Appear to Be Best Correlated Predictors of Success SAN MATEO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS), a leader in endoluminal reconstructive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced publication of US registry data on patient factors predictive of positive outcomes following transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). The study demonstrates that patients with an...

2014-06-06 23:09:54

Diverticulitis Breakthrough is a new program that provides people with natural remedies, techniques, and detailed instructions on how to eliminate diverticulitis permanently. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease that involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. Diverticulitis Breakthrough is a new program that provides people with natural remedies,...

2014-06-06 23:07:40

Rezvera.com has launched the RezVera natural remedy for colon health and digestion improvement. The product counts Aloe Vera among its ingredients, due to the plant's numerous health benefits confirmed by recent studies. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Rezvera.Com has launched the RezVera natural remedy for colon health and digestion improvement. The product counts Aloe Vera among its ingredients, due to the plant's numerous health benefits confirmed by recent studies. RezVera is a...

2014-06-04 08:29:56

Participants Experience Relief Within 1-Month ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When used as a treatment, the original Squatty Potty (www.squattypotty.com) toilet stool significantly improves the severity of constipation symptoms within one month of use among 84 percent of the participants of a recently released scientific study. The toilet stool, developed by Squatty Potty, LLC, promotes a comfortable squatting position for bowel elimination....

2014-05-29 20:23:08

Thanks to the skill of Dr. Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center, the risk of suffering from dangerous hernia complications are greatly reduced. LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As burdensome as a hernia can be, the long-term, potentially severe hernia complications can prove far worse. That's why it's important for those suffering from a hernia - or even those who are at high risk of developing a hernia make an appointment for hernia surgery from a committed, highly skilled...

2014-05-28 16:27:04

ROME, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau announces that Synacthen (R) (tetracosactide hexa-acetate salt) is now available again in most of the European countries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/689733 ) Manufacturing challenges connected to tetracosactide over the past months caused the shortage of -Synacthen(R)- for patients throughout Europe and Sigma-Tau has devoted all its efforts in reestablishing the supply chain into these...


Latest Gastroenterology 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...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...

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...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Esophagus
2012-07-01 19:23:24

The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.