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2013-04-19 17:41:19

Numerous epidemiologic studies have shown that a diet high in salt is associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. Now Timothy L. Cover and colleagues of Vanderbilt University show that high dietary salt combined with infection by the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori greatly increases the risk of cancer. The study was published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. In the study, the researchers infected Mongolian gerbils with H. pylori. One set of gerbils...

2013-04-18 23:00:04

ECAN hosts national webinar on April 24. (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month and ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network) has brought together a distinguished panel for a special live webinar. This special event will provide answers for the millions struggling to learn more about this specific form of cancer. Esophageal Cancer is among the fastest growing cancer diagnoses in the United States, increasing by more than 600% in the past 35 years. Fewer than one...

2013-04-17 15:01:06

Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries, according to new research published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was carried out in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK for the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP). The study included...

2013-04-09 23:04:18

Preventing Colorectal Cancer announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention for its corporate-wide efforts to advocate colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among its employees. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize...

2013-04-08 12:36:41

A new blood test revealed more of the gene mutations that sustain certain digestive-tract tumors than did a DNA analysis of a traditional tumor biopsy, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators will report at a special symposium of the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Washington, April 6-10. The findings (Abstract LB-295) will be released at a press conference on Saturday, April 6, 3:00 p.m. ET, and later at an oral presentation on Tuesday, April 9, 3:35 —...

2013-03-26 23:20:00

West Jefferson Medical Center, one of the trusted hospitals in New Orleans, are educating patients in a unique way about colon cancer. The health fair will provide a guest speaker and offer a variety of prizes within the interactive exhibit during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. MARRERO, LA (PRWEB) March 26, 2013 At the West Jefferson Medical Center's Fonseca Auditorium, a giant, inflatable colon exhibit will be present at the Colon Cancer Awareness Health Fair this Wednesday, March 27, from...


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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,...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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