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Genii Unveils New Website

Genii president, Marcia Morris, has announced a revamped website is now live. “It’s bigger, better and more exciting!” She invites people to visit the new site, www.genii-gi.com, and have a look for yourself. Genii, founded in 2007, is headquartered in St. Paul, MN, with a warehouse and service center in Denver, CO, is recognized as the new innovation leader in the flexible endoscopy ...

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Plant compounds give ‘1-2’ punch to colon cancer

The combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties – curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer, according Saint Louis University research published in the June 23 issue of the Journal of Cancer. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, which is present in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin is a component of milk ...

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Adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage colon cancer may improve survival

Researchers and physicians have grappled with the role of “adjuvant,” or post-surgery, chemotherapy for patients with early-stage colon cancer, even for cancers considered high risk. Now researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found an association between the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in stage 2 colon cancer and improved survival — regardless of a patient’s age or risk, ...

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Fantastic Voyage

In the somewhat cheesy 1966 film, Fantastic Voyage, a miniaturized submarine (likely most notable for having Raquel Welch among its crew) undertakes a dangerous mission: to cruise through the body of its designer in order to destroy a life-threatening blood clot in his brain. The special effects were a little more sophisticated in 1987’s quasi-remake, Innerspace, in which Dennis Quaid ...

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Fast food habits lead to colorectal cases in Oman

Muscat – The number of colorectal cancer cases in the Sultanate is likely to cross 200 this year as against 100 last year. Experts in internal medicine attribute the alarming rise in number of colorectal cancer cases and other bowel-related problems to a deviation in the way food is consumed. “A change in the eating regime after a month-long moderation ...

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