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Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

Dame Julie Walters has revealed that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot star’s condition was discovered 18 months ago when doctors found two primary tumors in her large intestine. The 69-year-old told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that, following chemotherapy, she had been given the all-clear. Walters also hinted that her next film, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ...

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Consuming walnuts may help keep the gut healthy, says new animal research

Conclusions from a new animal study suggest that walnut consumption may be beneficial for digestive health by increasing the amount of good probiotic-type bacteria in the gut.(1) Walnuts do this by acting as a prebiotic to help nourish and grow the bacteria that keeps the digestive system healthy. In this study, researchers found that a diet with walnuts led to ...

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Dallas Researchers Identify How Common Gut Bacteria May Cause Colon Cancer

Study examines how microbes can influence microRNA to trigger tumor growth Gut microbes can influence the growth of colon cancer, though little is known about how they trigger the disease. A new study conducted by researchers at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas identified a key interaction between Fusobacterium nucleatum, a bacteria commonly linked to gum disease, and a specific ...

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Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

oung and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Colorectal cancer is the third ...

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Gastric cancer fueled by ‘crosstalk’ between nerves and cancer cells

Blocking nerve growth factor receptor disrupted cholinergic signaling and prevented stomach cancer growth in mice Gastric tumors are started by specialized cells in the stomach that signal nerves to make more acetylcholine, according to a study in mice. The multinational team of researchers who conducted the study also identified a substance called nerve growth factor that stimulates nerve development and, ...

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