Wide range of cancers now linked to being overweight
Conclusion The results of this study provide further evidence for the link between increasing levels of fat and the risk of developing certain cancers. There was strong evidence for nine cancers, with another two – ovarian cancer and stomach cancer – included when comparing obesity with healthy weight. This study is important in showing the significance of fat levels and obesity in cancer risk. But there are some important things to consider: The study doesn't tell us how excess body fat might play a role in the development of certain cancers, just that there's a link. Some studies might have been missed, as th...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hematuria and Retroperitoneal Mass, Common Bile Duct Stones Guideline, Colorado IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here are today ' s selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: A 19-year-old man presented with a 2-day history … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

From Interventional Radiologist to Medtech CEO: Interview with Dr. Bob Smouse, Founder of BrightWater Medical
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Dr. Bob Smouse has over 20 years of experience in interventional radiology, endovascular surgery and clinical research. In addition to acting as CEO and CMO of BrightWater Medical and teaching at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he provides interventional medical services to local hospitals through Central Illinois Radiology Associates. Dr. Smouse is a medical consultant and scientific advisory board member for a ho...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Smouse Source Type: news

Bears That Inspired 'Adorable' Korean Paralympic Mascot Live In Caged Captivity
The 2018 Paralympic mascot is the Asiatic black bear, a symbol of Korean folklore. But behind the caricature, South Korea has a troubled relationship with the bears, farming them for their bile.(Image credit: Elise Hu/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elise Hu Source Type: news

Lactococcus garvieae: Impact of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Identification on Clinical Care in a Case of Cholecystitis and Bacteremia
We describe a 79-year-old male with a history of recent travel to Mexico who had bile fluid and blood cultures positive for L. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - January 4, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Justin Schmetterer, Karissa Culbreath, Austin Ballew, Christine Boehringer, Joseph Gorvetzian, Nancy Jordan Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Impact of Aging on Presentation, Management of Biliary Stones Impact of Aging on Presentation, Management of Biliary Stones
Common bile duct stones may present differently in the elderly, and lab tests may be inconclusive. How should diagnosis be confirmed, and what are the best management options for this group?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Quest Diagnostics security breach affects 34,000 users
A recent security breach compromised the health records of 34,000 users, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) reported Monday evening. According to a release, an unauthorized third party gained the individuals' protected health information through an internet application on Nov. 26. The MyQuest by Care 360 application, accessed through the breach, allows users to view lab results and health information online or through their mo bile phones. More than 300,000 people use the application to manage patient… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Promising Treatments on the Horizon for NAFLD and NASH Promising Treatments on the Horizon for NAFLD and NASH
Endoscopic magnets, a semisynthetic bile analog, and a receptor agonist in development are offering hope to patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease
A recent study came out this month identifying specific fungus and bacteria that were linked to cases of Crohn’s disease. While E coli had previously been identified, this new study finds Serratia marcescens and candida tropicalis are in the mix as well (1). Crohn’s disease affects more than a half-million people each year inflicting debilitating symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue. Researchers were pleased to present this new information in the hopes of leading to better treatment options for patients down the road. While this study sheds light on possible aberrations of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Albireo Expands Team, Appoints Martha J. Carter as Chief Regulatory Officer
BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Albireo Pharma, Inc. (ALBO), a clinical-stage orphan pediatric liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the appointment of Martha J. (Muffy) Carter as Ch... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Albireo Pharma, bile acid modulators, liver disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Jet lag 'drives up bile acid in the liver - and is the reason for global spike in diagnoses'
The study by Baylor College builds on a growing swell of research that disrupting the circadian rhythm (or body clock) can have potentially fatal ramifications for your health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vietnam War  soldiers subsequently developed bile duct cancer
Some veterans are fighting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize their disease as service-related so they can receive benefits, but most claims are denied. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The relationship between vegetable & fruit consumption and gallbladder & bile duct cancer
Vegetable and fruit consumption may have a protective effect against several types of cancers. However, the effect on biliary cancers is unclear. We investigated the association of vegetable/fruit consumption with the risks of gallbladder cancer (GBC), intrahepatic bile duct cancer (IHBDC) and extrahepatic bile duct cancer (EHBDC) in a population-based prospective cohort study in Japan. Hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using the Cox proportional hazard model, and the exposure level was categorized into quartiles, with the lowest group used as the reference. A total of 80,371 people a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 7 mystery gut problems your doctor may not spot
For 22 years, Michelle O'Connor from Derbyshire struggled with debilitating gut symptoms. She has bile acid malabsorption, which affects a million Britons a year, and is often misdiagnosed by doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

[Research Article] Replication of human noroviruses in stem cell –derived human enteroids
We report the successful cultivation of multiple HuNoV strains in enterocytes in stem cell–derived, nontransformed human intestinal enteroid monolayer cultures. Bile, a critical factor of the intestinal milieu, is required for strain-dependent HuNoV replication. Lack of appropriate histoblood group antigen expression in intestinal cells restricts virus replication, and infectivity is abrogated by inactivation (e.g., irradiation, heating) and serum neutralization. This culture system recapitulates the human intestinal epithelium, permits human host-pathogen studies of previously noncultivatable pathogens, and allows the a...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Khalil Ettayebi Source Type: news