Our union is at the forefront of fighting the far right
Our union has always been at the forefront of fighting the hatred of the far right in our communities – that’s why we’re proud supporters of HOPE not hate. So I’m delighted to have become a patron of the HOPE education action fund. Taking the fight against that hate into our schools is vital. Working with young people to challenge far-right radicalisation is more important than ever, because we know they are being targeted by far right groups. Young people are being exposed to the bile and toxic lies of the fascists more than ever, but these days their approach is more insidious and subtle. Social media is a force ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: General secretary's blog hope not hate Source Type: news

Prognostic Value of Intraoperative Bile Spillage in Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma
Intraoperative bile spillage might serve as a prognostic tool for gall bladder cancer.   (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leanne Marcello, MS Source Type: news

FDA Is Still Trying to Tackle the Dirty Duodenoscope Problem
In April FDA reported that postmarket surveillance studies indicated higher-than-expected levels of contamination on duodenoscopes after reprocessing. Now, FDA is recommending that healthcare facilities either use fully disposable duodenoscopes or ones with disposable endcaps when they become available. Disposable designs simplify or eliminate the need for reprocessing, which may reduce between-patient duodenoscope contamination as compared to reusable, or fixed endcaps, the agency said. Duodenoscopes are the flexible, lighted tubes that are threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the t...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Many of the deadliest cancers receive the least amount of research funding
(Northwestern University) Many of the deadliest or most common cancers get the least amount of nonprofit research funding, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. 'Embarrassing' or stigmatized cancers, like lung and liver, are underfunded. Colon, endometrial, liver and bile duct, cervical, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers were all poorly funded compared to how common they are and how many deaths they cause, the study found. In contrast, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and pediatric cancers were all well-funded, respective to their impact on society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is bile acid malabsorption?
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CDx Diagnostics Founder and CSO Shares Company ’s Journey
CDx Diagnostics is on a mission to provide clinicians with tests and tools to preempt cancer through enhanced detection of precancerous cellular changes. The Suffern, NY-based company accomplishes this goal with WATS3, a diagnostic platform that synthesizes computer imaging, artificial intelligence, molecular biology and three-dimensional cytopathology to detect precancerous change earlier and more reliably than prior methods. MD+DI caught up with the company’s founder and CSO to discuss the evolution of the company and where it goes from here. MD+DI: Let’s talk a little bit about CDx D...
Source: MDDI - June 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Steffanie Strathdee: ‘Phages have evolved to become perfect predators of bacteria’
In 2015, the scientist ’s husband was almost killed by an antibiotic-resistant superbug, until she found a cure that is now saving othersInfectious disease epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee ’s husband survived a deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection thanks to her suggestion of using an unconventional cure popular in the former Soviet Union: fighting the bug with a virus. Now the global health expert at the University of California, San Diego, she has, along with her husband , Tom Patterson, who is also a scientist at the institution, written an account of their nine month ordeal –The Perfect Predator: A Sc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Biology Science Books Society Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/1/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/1/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of research for the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine Program, shares how complementary medicine, also known as integrative medicine, is used in cancer care. Also on the podcast, Dr. Bret Petersen, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, discusses treatment for bile duct cancer. And Dr. Randall DeMartino, a Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 2, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Blood Test Could Spot Multiple Cancer Types, Researchers Say
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- A gene-based blood test can accurately detect breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric or bile duct cancers in patients, researchers report. The test uses artificial intelligence to identify and interpret... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients
Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have opened a much-anticipated clinical trial involving a novel T-cell therapy for patients with mesothelioma. The two institutions are establishing dosage levels and measuring efficacy of TC-210, a type of immunotherapy that targets mesothelin, a cell surface protein highly expressed in several cancers. The study also is open to patients with certain types of bile duct, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer. Participation is based upon individual levels of mesothelin expression. Researchers at the two centers are hoping to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

New connection found between NAFLD and rare pregnancy complication
(Digestive Disease Week) A new link has been found between a rare and serious condition that typically presents as itchy palms during pregnancy and the world's most common chronic liver disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2019. Researchers found that intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP), a bile acid disorder in adults that affects roughly one of every 300 pregnancies, may be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Does the Liver Do?
Discussion The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, weighing just over 3 pounds in an adult. It is found in the upper right abdomen, under the right dome of the diaphragm. Grossly, it has asymmetric lobes with the right being larger than the left. The lobes are separated by a fibrous connective tissue band that also anchors the liver in the abdominal cavity. The gallbladder is located on the inferior surface of the liver and stores bile, which is then released into the duodenum. Microscopically, the liver cells are arranged in lobules with canals carrying blood vessels and bile ducts. At any moment about 10-13% ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 1, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Simple way to beat pain of gallstones. Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is found on the right-hand side of the abdomen, tucked under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile, the yellow-green liquid made by the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirth Risk Up With High Serum Bile Acids in Pregnancy
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- The risk of stillbirth is increased in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy when serum bile acids concentrations are ≥100 µmol/L or more, according to a review published in the March 2 issue of The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news