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2011-04-19 10:42:02

University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects up to 20% of the population. In a paper published this week in the international journal Pain, researchers from the University's Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory explain how peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon, soothing inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract. Dr Stuart Brierley says while peppermint has been commonly prescribed by...

2011-04-15 11:30:00

NEW YORK, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike McCready, guitarist and founding member of the American rock band, Pearl Jam, recently donated his time to create a radio public service announcement (PSA) series on behalf of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation to raise critical awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The 60, 30, and 15 second PSAs will encourage Americans to register for one of over 130 Take Steps Walks in 2011 in communities around the country. Walkers will...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Three-Time Ironman Champion to Provide Coaching & Support New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Beginner, intermediate, and advanced cyclists are invited to participate in the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Team Challenge Cycle program and train for the 50 mile Centurion Canada race taking place on September 18, 2011 in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Ontario, Canada. In addition to training athletes for the race, the program helps raise funds to benefit the Crohn's &...

2011-04-04 11:00:00

Features tools to help patients manage risks and benefits of disease-related decisions NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that affect over 1.4 million Americans -- is a journey of choices. To help educate patients on the right choices to make for themselves, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA),...

2011-03-29 06:50:00

MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms often go away and reappear again. While this usually does not signify the development of a new digestive disorder, during April, IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) wants to remind patients of red flags and personal risk factors that indicate a need to revisit the doctor. IBS affects about 10 to 15 percent of the population. The key symptoms are...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 On Sunday, April 10, 2011, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its Annual Spring IBD Education Day at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. This free program...

2011-03-23 14:55:00

In the news release, NephRx Corp. Awarded New U.S. Patent for Oral Mucositis Agent NX002, issued 23-Mar-2011 by NephRx Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the original version should be disregarded. The complete, corrected release follows: NephRx Corp. Awarded U.S. Patent for Use of Novel Growth Factor Peptide NX002 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease --Validates Potential Utility of NX002 as Treatment for this Common and Disabling Condition with Significant Unmet...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America today announced that Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) have launched the Congressional Crohn's and Colitis Caucus. This new caucus will work to promote awareness of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel...

2011-02-22 17:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced today that it has received New York State approval for its proprietary PROMETHEUS® Crohn's Prognostic test. This novel and unique diagnostic represents a significant advance in the Prometheus Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) franchise of diagnostic and prognostic tests, and complements the market-leading PROMETHEUS® IBD...

2011-02-09 23:46:01

Blocking a factor that can activate the human immune response against intestinal bacteria or certain foods could prevent the development of celiac disease in those most at risk, researchers report in the journal Nature. The study, to be published early online Feb. 9, points to two chemical signals"”interleukin 15 and retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A"”as triggers for the inflammatory response to gluten, a protein found in many grains that causes celiac disease. "We found...


Latest Intestine Reference Libraries

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...

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...

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

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