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2012-05-22 08:34:02

A routine endoscopy can detect cancer in the pancreas in the nearby adjacent small intestine due to cancer's 'field effect' By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ's junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The light, attached to a probe, measures changes in cells and blood vessels in the small intestine produced by a growing cancer in...

1 In 6 Cancers Could Be Prevented
2012-05-10 04:37:55

New research shines some light on a potential point of weakness in the fight against cancer: One in six are caused by treatable or preventable infections. These new estimates say nearly 2 million cases globally could have been prevented if the infections had been stopped sooner. Publishing the findings in Lancet Oncology, the researchers who conducted the review looked at incidence rates for 27 cancers in more than 180 countries. According to their findings, there are 4 main infections...

2012-05-04 13:43:35

Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth. If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven to be a key driver of certain types of cancer, treatment plans for curing the malignant growth could change in significant ways, said Ying Xu, Regents-Georgia Research Alliance...

2012-04-24 22:41:19

For many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux drugs are the answer to their woes, curbing the chronic heartburn and regurgitation of food or sour liquid characteristic of the disorder. But when it comes to Barrett´s esophagus, a condition commonly found in people with GERD, acid control may be less important than beating back another bodily fluid — bile. A new study published in the Annals of Surgery shows that bile — a digestive fluid that...

2012-04-22 23:00:50

Lifestyle Hypnotherapist Kenneth Grossman launches cutting-edge, Hypno-Band Weight Loss System in Sacramento to give patients LapBand results without undergoing surgery Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2012 With people around the country reporting successes, Virtual Gastric LapBand Hypnosis has become a trendy new way to lose weight. Recently recommended by Dr. Oz on his popular medical advice TV show, the procedure takes advantage of one of the body´s most powerful...

2012-04-09 09:11:11

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore and National Cancer Centre of Singapore, has identified hundreds of novel genes that are mutated in stomach cancer, the second-most lethal cancer worldwide. The study, which appears online on April 8, 2012 in Nature Genetics, paves the way for treatments tailored to the genetic make-up of individual stomach tumors. Stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer...

2012-04-07 23:03:52

Healthyanswers.com is a publisher and a leader in providing current natural health information on their website. Along with thousands of archived articles on health related issues, they also offer a complimentary health newsletter, quality nutritional solutions, and self improvement books. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 HealthyAnswers.com reports on recent research out of New York University´s Langone Medical Center that shows a correlation of the H. pylori bacteria (stomach...

2012-04-04 14:28:43

Johns Hopkins-led research suggests endoscopic ultrasound best detects them A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins researchers have found that more than four in 10 people considered at high risk for hereditary pancreatic cancer have small pancreatic lesions long before they have any symptoms of the deadly disease. Moreover, they report, the frequency of the abnormal precancerous lesions increases with age and that ultrasound via endoscopy is better than MRI and significantly better...

2012-03-28 09:58:24

Among patients with a high risk of recurrence of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor following surgery for its removal, patients who received imatinib (a drug to treat certain cancers) for 3 years instead of 1 had improved recurrence-free survival and overall survival, according to a study in the March 28 issue of JAMA. "Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are usually found in the stomach or the small intestine but can occur at any site along the gastrointestinal tract and rarely elsewhere...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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