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‘Proud To Be GI’: Celebrate GI Nurses and Associates Week

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses And Associates marks the sixth annual GI Nurses and Associates Week from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo frame (available here) to a Facebook profile picture and submitting photos to SGNA Headquarters and posting on Facebook and/or Twitter using the tag #Proud2BGI. from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo ...

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Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for people with digestive problem

What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? University of Southern California (USC) researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie “fasting-mimicking” diet has the potential to do just that. Published in the journal Cell Reports, the study reports on the health benefits of periodic cycles of the diet for people with inflammation and indicated that the diet ...

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Colorectal cancer in patients with early onset is distinct from that in older patients

New research indicates that colorectal cancer diagnosed at an early age has clinical and genetic features that are different from those seen in traditional colorectal cancer diagnosed later in life. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed certain unique features in especially young patients and those with predisposing conditions. Although incidence ...

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How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum–a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay–accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain why some cases advance far ...

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Sinister blastocystis: a clandestine killer of good bacteria revealed

Since most of the microbes in our gut are bacteria, they tend to hog much of the microbiome research limelight. But, lurking amongst the bacteria are other microbes such as single-cell eukaryotes (SCE) and viruses, which have been largely ignored until now. If doctors and scientists think of Blastocystis (one the most common gut SCEs) at all, they often regard it as ...

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