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  • Eating mangoes may help lower blood sugar and cancer risk

    04/28/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 53 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | ANI
    Washington, DC - These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on the effects of mango consumption on human health. Consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and help to limit inflammation, according to a new research. The study led by Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University, examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects (body mass index, BMI = 30kg/m2). Twenty adults (11 males and 9 females) participated in the study,...
  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as...

    02/09/2012 11:18:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    FDA ^ | 02-08-2012 | NA
    FDA Drug Safety Communication: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)  Safety AnnouncementAdditional Information for Patients and ConsumersAdditional Information for Healthcare ProfessionalsData Summary (Tables) Safety Announcement [02-08-2012] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that the use of stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD). A diagnosis of CDAD should be considered for patients taking PPIs who develop diarrhea that does not improve. .benefit { font-size: medium; font-weight: bold; color: #f9e4bb; }Patients should immediately...
  • Esophagus Stem Cell Discovery

    02/28/2009 7:27:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 203+ views
    target health ^ | February 26, 2009
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, have discovered stem cells in the esophagus of mice that are able to grow into tissue-like structures and form parts of an esophagus lining when placed into immune-deficient mice.1 The immediate implication is that well have a better understanding of the role of these stem cells in normal biology, as well as in regenerative and cancer biology, stated senior author Anil Rustgi, MD, professor of medicine and genetics and chief of gastroenterology at Penn. Down the road we will develop a panel of markers that will define these stem...
  • Newly discovered esophagus stem cells grow into transplantable tissue

    01/31/2009 11:29:54 AM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 356+ views
    htechwave ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have discovered stem cells in the esophagus of mice that were able to grow into tissue-like structures and when placed into immune-deficient mice were able to form parts of an esophagus lining. The investigators report their findings online on Monday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. "The immediate implication is that we'll have a better understanding of the role of these stem cells in normal biology, as well as in regenerative and cancer biology," says senior author Anil Rustgi. "Down the road, we might use these stem cells in replacement therapy for diseases like gastroesophogeal...
  • FDA: Heartburn drugs seem OK for heart

    08/10/2007 12:59:21 AM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 671+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Aug. 09, 2007 | NA
    Associated Press The popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium don't appear to spur heart problems, say preliminary U.S. and Canadian probes announced Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration and its Canadian counterpart began reviewing the drugs, used by tens of millions of people, back in May, when manufacturer AstraZeneca provided them an early analysis of two small studies that suggested the possibility of a risk. Those studies compared treating the chronic heartburn known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, with either of the two drugs or with surgery, and tracked patients for five to 14 years. The company's initial analysis...
  • Grombacher dead at 83 (Maj. Gen. Grombacher; what a real immigrant is supposed to be!)

    05/16/2006 4:50:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 393+ views
    SIERRA VISTA Maj. Gen. Gerd Grombacher, who commanded a major Army organization on Fort Huachuca for six years and who continued in a leadership role in the civilian community after he retired, died Sunday of pneumonia at the University Medical Center in Tucson. Local people remember him for his leadership in the community, especially his role in establishing the local United Way chapter, and as a person who took being a citizen and a soldier to heart. The 83-year-old general, GG as he was called by friends, once told the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review that as an immigrant...
  • Heartburn Relief, From Aciphex to Zantac

    02/23/2005 11:47:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,216+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 22, 2005 | MARY DUENWALD
    THE CONSUMER Five popular heartburn drugs work in essentially the same way, but only one of them, Prilosec, is sold without a prescription. Does that mean it is not as effective as the others? No, doctors say, Prilosec works just as well as the prescription drugs for most people - but only if they can get their hands on it. The pills are in such short supply that many drugstores are asking customers to wait two weeks or more for fresh stocks. Some patients have tracked down the medicine by calling around to other stores or shopping on eBay. Others...