Researchers develop novel approach to capture hard-to-view portion of colon in 3D

In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) developed a new imaging method that allows scientists to view the enteric nervous system (ENS) – a key part of the human colon—in three dimensions by making other colon cells that normally block it invisible. The ENS has previously only been visible in thin tissue slices that provide limited […]

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These common antibiotics could increase colon cancer risk

Although antibiotics can help kill harmful bacteria, the drugs may increase your risk for cancer, according to a new report. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the journal Gut, to determine the association between oral antibiotic use and colon cancers. To do so, they examined the health records of nearly 30,000 people […]

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Why Are Young Guys Suddenly Getting Colon Cancer?

Kimmie Ng, M.D., a Boston oncologist, started noticing an alarming trend in her work a few years ago. Men in their 20s, 30s, and 40s—runners, CrossFitters, lifelong nonsmokers—were streaming through her door at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They all appeared lively and strong—yet there they were, battling colorectal cancers, a family of diseases that can start in the colon or […]

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Analyzing colon cancer proteins and genes uncovers new potential treatments

Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies. This multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the journal Cell, strongly […]

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Ashley Graham Just Shared The TMI Reasons She Gets Colonics on Instagram

Ashley Graham posted a series of Instagram stories just before a colon cleanse. The model had her colonic therapist share three reasons why they’re helpful. Ashley’s colonic therapist said the treatment can reduce inflammation, but docs say otherwise. Ashley Graham has no problem keeping it real on Instagram. The model and body-positivity advocate just shared a behind-the-scenes video of herself […]

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Became known, an unexpected benefit from appendectomy

The researchers found that the appendicitis — vermiform Appendix of the cecum — significantly reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease. The findings of the study appeared in an article for the journal Science Translational Medicine. As it turned out, the Appendix contains a protein alpha-synuclein, which can cause in the brain of Parkinson’s disease. After studying the data for the […]

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A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 — A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you’re diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 percent […]

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