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2013-05-02 23:18:08

Not all patients have a good experience with lap band surgery, as shown in a 2011 ABC News report, “Study Adds Weight to Lap Band Risks.” Dr. Joseph Naim says that some patients may not be receiving a full picture of how to prepare for the insertion of the LAP-BAND® system, and offers 6 tips to patients who have decided to engage in weight loss surgery. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Lap band surgery has not always been considered a good weight loss option. On...

2013-05-01 12:38:03

Individuals who have experienced a major bleed from their stomach or esophagus (known as an upper gastrointestinal bleed) may be more likely to die from other causes, particularly malignant tumors and cardiovascular disease, than those without an upper gastrointestinal bleed, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as they suggest that an upper gastrointestinal bleed may be either a cause or an indicator of a decline in a...

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...

2013-04-14 23:02:02

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research that shows how female patients are up to 50% more likely to suffer from hip fractures if they take heartburn medication. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 14, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research that shows how female patients are up to 50% more likely to suffer from hip...

2013-03-12 23:04:32

Request A Test has added breath and blood testing for H. Pylori to their testing menu. Patients can have more options to order the test which is best for their circumstances. Brecksville, Ohio (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is now offering the Urea Breath Test for H. Pylori as well as the H. Pylori IgG Antibodies blood test. While both of these tests are used in the detection of the same bacterial infection, one type of...

2013-02-13 10:23:09

In an analysis of the results of interventions to eradicate the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (a risk factor for gastric cancer) in seven diverse community populations in Latin America, researchers found that geographic site, demographic factors, adherence to initial therapy and infection recurrence may be as important as the choice of antibiotic regimen in H pylori eradication interventions, according to a study appearing in the February 13 issue of JAMA. "Gastric adenocarcinoma is the...

2013-01-28 19:26:55

Scientists at A*STAR´s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) headed a study that discovered four processes by which gastric cancer is formed. This is extremely important since gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide, claiming almost 750,000 lives annually, 60% of which are Asians. Using what is known as next-generation sequencing technologies, GIS scientists were able to provide a comprehensive view of the gastric cancer genome, characterizing micro-...

2013-01-23 10:46:10

New research into the treatment and prognosis of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the tenth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 24-26, 2013, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. Five important studies were highlighted today in a live presscast: Postoperative Treatment with S-1 Chemotherapy Reduces Relapses and Extends Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: Early results from a Phase III clinical trial conducted in...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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