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Study: Some Gut Feelings Are Dangerous

Researchers from the Florida State University finds that gut-to-brain signals can influence emotions, mood and decision making, prompting people to avoid situations that make them feel uneasy. The study, published in the journal Physiology, sheds light on how the gut-to-brain circuit operates.

 

Personalised Medicine Improves QOL for Colorectal Cancer Patients

The Queen's University researchers demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient's colorectal tumor prior to surgery, so clinicians can better understand and treat the disease. The study, published in the Journal of Pathology, hope that this 'personalised medicine' approach could ultimately improve the prognosis and quality of life for bowel cancer patients.

New Warfarin Alternative Safe During Catheter Ablation of AFib

Improved cognitive function and similar rates of stroke and bleeding occur using either apixaban or warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to the results of a study presented in a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) press release. The study shows that apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.