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Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2015 — High-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumors are ... read more

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

May 19, 2015 — Scientists are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturizers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates. Embryologists running a new clinical trial are investigating whether ... read more

Certain Risk Factors Can Predict the Risk for COPD Exacerbations in Patients Using Inhaled Medications

May 18, 2015 — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being female, and certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) were associated with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... read more

Ulcer-Causing Bacteria Induces Stomach Stem Cell Growth in Mice, Researchers Find

May 6, 2015 — The ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori can directly interact with stomach stem cells, causing the cells to divide more rapidly, according to a new study. The increased cell division was ... read more

Underappreciated Cause of Bowel Obstruction Should Be Included in Surgical Assessments

May 6, 2015 — Each year, more than 10 million Americans seek medical attention, often in emergency situations, for symptoms of intestinal blockages. Researchers have identified an abnormal form of small bowel ... read more

In Late Post-Surgical Colon 'Leaks,' Finger Points to Microbes

May 6, 2015 — Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed and stitched back together often are caused not by negligence or technical error but by bacteria in the bowel that elude ... read more

How Relaxation Response May Help Treat Two Gastrointestinal Disorders

May 5, 2015 — Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Crohn's disease is one of a family of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Scientists have now shown that the presence of certain intestinal bacteria also plays a role. A study has shown that in ... read more

Inaccurate Reporting Jeopardizing Clinical Trials

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers say better method reporting in animal experiments could save significant sums and stop clinical trials being commissioned that have no hope of a successful ... read more

Two-Thirds of Bowel Cancer Patients Aren't Advised to Exercise Despite Health Benefits

Apr. 29, 2015 — More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of bowel cancer patients say they weren’t advised to exercise regularly after their diagnosis – despite evidence that brisk physical activity is linked to ... read more

Gastric Band, Weight Management Therapies Offer Similar Benefits

Apr. 28, 2015 — A small clinical trial has shown that two approaches -- adjustable gastric band surgery and an intensive group-based medical diabetes and weight management program -- achieved similar improvements in ... read more

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Delayed Diagnosis of Celiac Disease May Put Lives at Risk: Is Screening the Solution?

Apr. 24, 2015 — Celiac disease is one of the most common life-long conditions in Europe, yet many people remain undiagnosed and lengthy diagnostic delays may be putting lives at risk. Today, doctors are being urged ... read more

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the largest genome-wide analysis to date of common variable immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a 'missing link' between overactive and underactive ... read more

How Breast Milk Protects Against Severe Intestinal Disease in Preemies

Apr. 22, 2015 — The immune-boosting properties of breast milk have long been known. Now a team of scientists says experiments in mice reveal how breast milk works to ward off the development of necrotizing ... read more

9/11 Leaves Legacy of Chronic Ill Health Among Emergency Medical Services Workers

Apr. 16, 2015 — The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to the rescue of the victims, reveals ... read more

New Breath Technology Picks Up High Risk Changes Heralding Stomach Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new type of technology that senses minute changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, accurately identifies high risk changes which herald the development of stomach cancer, ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — If you’ve ever been hit with an ‘intestinal bug’, you’ve felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don’t fully understand what’s going on in gut ... read more

After Prostate Cancer, Start Walking, Experts Say

Apr. 16, 2015 — Walking at an easy pace for about three hours every week may be just enough physical activity to help prostate cancer survivors reduce damaging side effects of their treatment, according to a new ... read more

New Treatment for Common Digestive Condition Barrett's Esophagus

Apr. 14, 2015 — New research could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of ... read more

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