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Latest World Gastroenterology Organisation Stories

2012-11-12 16:24:37

BOSTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Gastroenterology Organisation declared hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to be the major health issue on which it will focus in 2013. HCC is the number five cause of death worldwide and the number three cause of cancer deaths worldwide, with approximately 625,000 new cases each year. The WGO reported there were 700,000 deaths worldwide in 2008, and eight out of ten of those deaths occurred in developing countries. Unfortunately, the mortality rate...

2012-05-24 10:24:10

New Resource Center from the American College of Gastroenterology Addresses Common Digestive Troubles BETHESDA, Md., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology has created a special online resource center that features the College's wealth of scientifically-based education material and information, the latest related research from The American Journal of Gastroenterology and expert insight to help patients understand common gastrointestinal (GI)...

2011-11-01 08:54:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nothing kills the mood quicker than a stomach "issue" because when you feel bloated, uncomfortable or gassy, it's challenging to feel your best or most attractive. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Braun Research, more than 25 percent of Americans report avoiding intimacy due to constipation. Phillips'® Colon Health®, a brand of Bayer Healthcare, today announced several findings related to...

2010-05-19 07:00:00

ACG Marks World IBD Day, World Digestive Health Day 2010 with Emphasis on Living Well BETHESDA, Md., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology announces its support of World IBD Day and World Digestive Health Day, global awareness efforts that are bringing physician and patient groups together to raise awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). With an emphasis on helping patients live well despite their IBD, the ACG is making the latest ACG practice...

2009-10-05 10:26:00

In partnership with the WGO, the program is designed to export basic and advanced GI endoscopic medical care and physician training expertise to countries in need OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is proud to announce a $50,000 grant from PENTAX Medical Company to support the ASGE Ambassador Program, a new initiative designed to export basic and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic medical care and physician...

2009-08-12 11:24:25

IBS remains a common intestinal disorder causing significant discomfort and poor quality of life in patients who have the diagnosis. TCAs have been shown to improve abdominal pain in patients with IBS; however, there is insufficient evidence of global symptom relief. The search for an optimal treatment to improve symptoms and quality of life in IBS remains ongoing.A research article to be published on August 7, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. In the...

2009-05-29 09:45:00

IBS Signs and Symptoms Tracker Sheds Light on IBS Warning Signs; IBS Treatment Matrix Helps Patients Find Relief BETHESDA, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in conjunction with global observances of this awareness day under the auspices of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), today announced the availability of two new interactive tools aimed at helping to provide answers and hope to millions...