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2013-12-02 23:00:18

The new “19 quick remedies for constipation” article on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips on how to get rid of constipation quickly. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The new “19 quick remedies for constipation” article on the site Vkool.com instructs readers how to eliminate constipation without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the beginning of the article, people will learn how to address the root causes of constipation and how to eradicate them naturally....

2013-11-21 11:34:57

Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. The discovery that food transit time is regulated by a hormone indicates new ways to increase the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and thus potentially treat malnutrition. One of the tasks of the gut microbiota is to break down essential nutrients from our diet to provide a usable energy source in the colon. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of...

2013-11-04 10:39:08

It's well established that humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies. These organisms, collectively called the microbiota, help digest food, maintain the immune system, fend off pathogens, and more. There exists a long and growing list of diseases associated with changes in the composition or diversity of these bacterial populations, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and even autism. Inflammatory bowel disease...

2013-10-24 10:16:46

A drug currently on the market to treat leukemia reversed symptoms of colitis in lab tests, according to recently published findings by medical researchers with the University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher Shairaz Baksh published his team's discovery in the peer-reviewed journal, PLOS ONE. His team discovered that a tumour-suppressor gene can also play an important role in the development of colitis. When this gene quits working or is missing, the...

2013-10-22 23:21:46

First Game in "Science Heroes" lineup. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Yogome: Guardians of Knowledge, founded in 2012 by Manolo Diaz and Alberto Colin, will release the first game in its new “Heroes Collection” lineup, Science Heroes 1: Digestion, in early October 2013. Yogome is planning to make many more games under the Science Heroes brand that will teach children about the other bodily systems like the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems....

2013-09-28 23:02:43

Diverticulitis Breakthrough is a brand new diverticulitis treatment guide generated by Mark Anastasi, who promises to help sufferers eliminate this disease effectively. A full overview of Diverticulitis Breakthrough on the website Vkool.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Diverticulitis Breakthrough made by Mark Anastasi is a comprehensive diverticulitis program that helps people reverse diverticulitis and restore their body to a state of...

Mucus Protects Gut
2013-09-27 13:23:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute say they’ve discovered an important role played by mucus in the gut. Though little was previously known about mucus, the Icahn doctors say the slimy, sticky stuff acts as an anti-inflammatory in the stomach and provides a protective self-regulating immune function. The research also showed that mucus acts as a protective barrier against bacteria...

2013-09-26 23:23:44

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Mucus Prevents Inflammatory Reactions in the Gut New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Imagine mucus – which most people find unpleasant – actually helping your body maintain its equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Immunology Institute foresee a day when mucus could be manufactured and given to sick people to help them fight inflammation and increase...


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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Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'