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Perceptions of HCPs and People with Obesity Revealed

The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers (HCPs) and people with obesity (PwO) is revealed in a new international study (the ACTION-IO study) presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2019) in Glasgow, UK; and published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Among the study’s findings are that while 71% of…

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Colon Cancer Proteins and Gene Analysis Uncovers Treatment

A new study analysing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumour. The study; led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the journal Cell, supports the comprehensive characterisation of tumour tissues as a means to…

Gastroenterology

Zinc Supplementation Can Prevent Fatty Liver Disease

Indian scientists have established that nanoparticles of zinc oxide (ZnO) can prevent fat accumulation in the liver and thereby prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) that has become a common medical condition given currently prevalent food habits and lifestyle. A research team from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Mandi and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)…

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Bismuth Quadruple Therapy Best for H. Pylori Eradication

In settings where susceptibility data are hard to come by, 14 days of bismuth quadruple therapy is likely best for Helicobacter pylori eradication, researchers report. “With three guideline recommendations on H. pylori treatment coming out at around the same time, there may have been some confusion on which to follow,” Dr. Carlo A. Fallone from…

Gastroenterology

Perceptions of HCPs and People With Obesity Revealed

The disconnect between perceptions of health care providers (HCPs) and people with obesity (PwO) is revealed in a new international study (the ACTION-IO study) ; presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity ; (ECO 2019) in Glasgow, UK, and published in the journal Diabetes; Obesity and Metabolism. Among the study’s findings are that while 71%…

Gastroenterology

Novel Vaccine for Colorectal Cancer Shows Positive Phase

A new colorectal cancer vaccine showed positive results in the phase 1 clinical trial to demonstrate that the approach is safe. The patients treated had no signs of serious adverse events and samples of their blood contained markers of immune activation  an early indication that the vaccine could activate immune cells to fight colorectal tumors…

Gastroenterology

Photoacoustic Endoscopy Could Improve Crohn's Disease Treatment

Researchers from the University of Michigan describe the new device in The Optical Society (OSA) journal Biomedical Optics Express. The endoscope is used for photoacoustic imaging, a relatively new biomedical imaging method that uses light to produce sound waves in tissue that can be captured with ultrasound imaging. Photoacoustic imaging “This new imaging technology could help…

Feces Transplantation

Feces Transplantation Is Effective And Provides Economic Benefits

Healthy donor feces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, feces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR 1.1 million) each time fifty patients are treated for the deadly diarrhea infection Clostridium difficile at a public hospital. These are the perspectives of the first…

“Silent Tsunami”

Liver Illness Strikes Latino Children Like a “Silent Tsunami”

Saira Diaz uses her fingers to count the establishments selling fast food and sweets near the South Los Angeles home she shares with her parents and 13-year-old son. “There’s one, two, three, four, five fast-food restaurants,” she says. “And a little mom and pop store that sells snacks and sodas and candy.” In that low-income,…

Gastroenterology

Vitamin D May Help Fight Colorectal Cancer

A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr. Kimmie Ng; director of clinical research at Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center in Boston, MA, says that the results of the trial are promising and could lead to new treatment possibilities in the future.…

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Temperature Triggered Devices For Gastrointestinal Therapies

Gastrointestinal devices such as stents, endoscopic tubes;  balloons and drug delivery systems can help clinicians treat patients with a range of conditions. But currently available methods for triggering where and when drugs are release or when a device is trigger to disassemble or change shape are often slow; which can restrict the utility of such…

Gastroenterology

Colorectal Neoplasia Risk up for Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors have an increased risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia, including advanced adenomas, advanced serrated lesions, and serrated polyposis syndrome, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer. Lisanne S. Rigter, Ph.D., from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, and colleagues conducted a multicenter cohort study to examine the diagnostic…