Irritable stomach? Can't tolerate gluten? The REAL problem could be gallstones
Kathryn Kelly, from Devon, was diagnosed after several years of agony. Gallstones are very common, affecting 20 to 30 per cent of the population, but often they remain undetected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minati Mondal is stunned after doctors find 12,000 GALLSTONES inside her
Minati Mondal, 51, was admitted to Debdoot Sevayan Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal, two weeks ago. Surgeons believe the number of gallstones she had is a world record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From finger painting to Boston Children’s for acute pancreatic care
Three-year-old Brooklyn loves to get her hands dirty. When it comes to playtime this spunky and vivacious toddler shies away from tiaras and princess garb and heads straight for her overalls. “Brooklyn is adventurous, curious, and loves dirt, mud and paint,” said Kristen, Brooklyn’s Mom. “We have an art room, and she has a blast with paint in there.” Though the tiny finger painter and mud-pie maker loves all-things mucky, her passion for excavation and exploration was recently put on hold. Soon after Brooklyn’s third birthday, sudden bouts of intense stomach pain and vomiting became...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories Dr. Victor Fox Pancreatic Disorders Program pediatric acute pancreatitis Source Type: news

Old gallstone drug points Stanford scientists toward diabetes
A gallstone-related drug, already approved in Asia and Europe, could enter human clinical trials soon as an experimental way to block Type 1 diabetes before patients even develop symptoms. In a paper published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at Stanford University and Seattle's Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Hospital said a study of the drug — called hymecromone — blocked production of a substance that is essential for the development of Type 1 diabetes.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Tragedy as father-of-three dies just 11 DAYS after being diagnosed cancer
Paul Walker, from Kirby, had gone to hospital with stomach ache in May. Doctors suspected it was gallstones or pancreatitis but a CT scan later revealed it was oesophageal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kolkata surgeons find 360 GALLSTONES inside Indian woman
Mousumi Dam, 49, from Kolkata, had been suffering chronic abdominal pain for months. Doctors were amazed to find such a huge cluster of tiny marble-sized stones in her gallbladder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Zuma Recuperating After Gallstone Operation
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will work from home after his discharge from hospital following a gallstone operation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Discharged From Hospital
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday following a procedure to remove gallstones, the presidency said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Admitted to Hospital
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma was admitted to hospital on Saturday evening to have a procedure to remove gallstones, the presidency said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Injection Helps Obese People Lose Weight And Keep It Off
By: Anne Harding Published: July 01, 2015 05:27pm ET on LiveScience. The diabetes drug liraglutide can help obese people who don't have diabetes lose weight and keep it off, new findings confirm. Researchers found that 63 percent of study participants given liraglutide for 56 weeks lost at least 5 percent of their body weight — the amount experts agree is needed to make a difference in obesity-related health problems — whereas just 27 percent of the placebo group lost that much. "It is a very effective drug. It seems to be as good as any of the others on the market, so it adds another possibility f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pocket-sized ultrasound device for accurate diagnosis of conditions like gallstones
Results from a study demonstrate that the use of a PUD helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallbladder cleanse: A 'natural' remedy for gallstones?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matter: In Iceland’s DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes
The results uncovered a host of previously unknown gene mutations that may play roles in ailments as diverse as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and gallstones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARL ZIMMER Tags: Genetics and Heredity Science and Technology Amgen Inc AMGN NASDAQ Research Iceland DeCode Genetics Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Welshman charged for treatment in English hospital as he was 'classed as foreigner'
Nicholas White shocked to receive £1,775 bill for tests at Hinchingbrooke Hospital after falling ill while visiting relatives in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cambridgeshire Welsh treatment Hinchingbroke Hospital Nicholas White Huntingdon English NHS gallstones Source Type: news

Love Your Liver And Turn Back The Years
Today, I want to talk to you about how important it is to be nice to your liver – especially if you want to keep your body younger than your years. And I’m not talking about cutting out that nice bottle of Bordeaux you might share with a special dinner companion on a Saturday night or depriving yourself of that fine, 18-year-old single malt you love to savor every now then. Of course, I recommend that you always drink responsibly. But if you really want to look after your liver, my advice is to drop excess fat. In fact, at my wellness clinic, taking good care of your liver by staying lean is one of my key anti-...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 13, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition DNA fat loss supplements toxins Source Type: news

Mother died from pancreatitis after she had operations cancelled over HEAD LICE 
Lindsay Swanson was diagnosed with a lethal form of the disease in October 2012, but the two gallstone removal operations were cancelled at Leicester General Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call back when you're unconscious: What 999 call handler told gallstones patient as he pleaded for an ambulance - before dying after his carer found him in agony
Mark Hemmings died just 30 minutes after he eventually arrived at hospital - three days after he first called for an ambulance from his home in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild Gallstone Pancreatitis: Admit to Medicine or Surgery?Mild Gallstone Pancreatitis: Admit to Medicine or Surgery?
Patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis who were admitted to the surgery service went to the operating room sooner and had shorter hospital stays and lower hospital costs than those admitted to the medicine service. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 10, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

To hell and back – Emma’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story starts 6 years ago. After I separated from my husband I got into a new relationship around 6 months later and found that due to my new partner being rather large in the trouser department that I had a sensitive cervix that bled every time I had intercourse. Over the next 5 years I had colposcopy’s, loop excursions, cauterisation’s and even had the coil fitted that helped for a while but then the problems would ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 9, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

Research shows that conservative management can be an option for people with uncomplicated gallstones
An NIHR-funded study into the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgery compared with conservative management in people with symptomatic gallstones has published its findings in Health Technology Assessment. Results showed that while surgery is on average more effective, a conservative approach may represent a valid alternative for some people.Gallstones are common and affect approximately 10-15... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - September 29, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal
Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gallbladder Diseases, Gallstones, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Vitro Modeling of Gallbladder-Associated Salmonella spp. Colonization
The host–pathogen interactions occurring in the gallbladder during Salmonella Typhi colonization contribute to typhoid fever pathogenesis during the acute and chronic stages of disease. The gallbladder is the primary reservoir during chronic typhoid carriage. In this organ, Salmonella encounters host-barriers including bile, immunoglobulins, and mucus. However, the bacterium possesses mechanisms to resist and persist in this environment, in part by its ability to attach to and invade into the gallbladder epithelium. Such persistence in the gallbladder epithelium contributes to chronic carriage. In addition, patients ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Infectious Diseases - September 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Emergency gallbladder surgery: Do you need it, or can you afford to wait?
Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it isn’t always answered correctly. How to handle gallstone patients is a cost and quality issue in health care. In the United States, 1 in 10 women and 1 in 15 men have gallstones, and more than 1 million people a year are hospitalized for gallstone disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Do You Need It, Or Can You Afford to Wait?
Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - August 11, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe
Laparoscopic cholecystectomies (surgical removal of the gallbladder) has been recommended by experts for pediatric patients suffering from gallstones and other gallbladder diseases. "We are refining our surgical techniques and are now performing all pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomies using a small incision through the belly button. However, further studies are required to elucidate which pediatric patients will benefit the most from gallbladder removal," explains one expert. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laparoscopic surgical removal of the gallbladder in pediatric patients is safe
This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder in Pediatric Patients is Safe
This study was published in Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ishitani are available in the downloads. A cholecystectomy is a surgical [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Rochester News - August 7, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Offer weight loss surgery to diabetics, says NICE
"An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes," BBC News reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended obese people with type 2 diabetes should be offered weight loss (bariatric) surgery. These draft guidelines include new recommendations about the treatment of obesity. In particular, NICE advises that those with recent-onset type 2 diabetes who fulfil certain body mass index (BMI) criteria should have surgery. The recommendations also provide guidance on the use of very low-calorie diets. As i...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Medical practice QA articles Obesity Source Type: news

NICE: 'Obese should be prescribed slimming clubs'
“GPs told to prescribe £100 slimming courses for millions of obese patients,” the Daily Mail reports. The news is based on new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that aim to encourage sustainable weight loss in the obese; “lose a little, and keep it off”. The guidance is mainly aimed at commissioners (who plan and agree which services will be provided in the NHS and monitor them), health professionals and groups who provide lifestyle weight management programmes. The recommendations may also be of interest to members of the public, including people wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Obesity QA articles Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Medical student views on Facebook profile screening by residency admissions committees: "pictures are irrelevant' http://bit.ly/1k5UhFyPractical experience with Twitter journal club: Post-publication peer review and enhanced research literacy http://bit.ly/1khuZEFDon't close blog comments on your site. See how one comment changed influenza treatment: http://buff.ly/1hDJ2MN and http://buff.ly/1i5b3leWould you tell everyone this? Facebook conversations as health promotion interventions http://buff.ly/1mc...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - May 20, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

When your child's tummy ache is a sign they've got gallstones
After a few days of watching 11-year-old Lila suffering, Jane Marshall, from London, decided it was time to take her to the doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive Disorders Help Articles
There are many disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Some, like gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and hiatal hernias can cause heartburn. Others may not heartburn as a symptoms, but because some people who have one of the above mentioned conditions also have other disorders of the digestive system, such as gallstones and gastritis, information is provided for these also. Check out this article Digestive Disorders Help Articles. Useful Links: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school lunches Tips For Controlling Heartburn At...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother with cancer fulfils dying wish to marry childhood sweetheart
Kate Wiggin, 29, of Walsall, was told she had gallstones after complaining of stomach pains - but she found last month she had terminal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Heartburn Related Digestive Disorders
Talking to your doctor is important whenever you have a concern about your health. If that concern is connected to your digestive system, particularly that which is related to the symptom of heartburn, then this information on heartburn related digestive disorders can give  you some ideas of what questions to ask your doctor, and may answer some of your questions now. Related Information: What is GERD? What is a hiatal hernia? What are peptic ulcers? What are gallstones? What You Need to Know About Heartburn Related Digestive Disorders originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, February 24th...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - February 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Losing Weight? Reduce Your Risk of Gallstones
Title: Health Tip: Losing Weight? Reduce Your Risk of GallstonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/22/2014 7:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/22/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Weight Management General)
Source: MedicineNet Weight Management General - January 22, 2014 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

High-Fat Diet Linked to Fewer Gallstones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients undergoing rapid weight loss who either received ursodeoxycholic acid (Ursodiol) or ate a high-fat diet had a reduced risk of gallstones, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 17, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why Does Smoking Cause Heartburn?
There are more than one health reason for kicking the smoking habit, but one condition you may not have thought of is heartburn. You may be thinking smoking would have more effect on the lungs, mouth, and throat. But the stomach? You may be surprised at what effect the smoking actually has on the body. Learn more by reading this article on how smoking can cause heartburn. Useful Resources: Symptoms of Heartburn Causes of Heartburn Foods Heartburn Sufferers Should Avoid Meal Planning Tips for Heartburn Sufferers Quick Tips for Preventing heartburn Antacids for the Treatment of Heartburn H2 Blockers for the Treatme...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tragedy of blind great-grandmother ignored for 12 hours on ward: Hospital records destroyed inquest told
Barbara White, 77, from Ashton-under-Lyne, died of a bowel infection caused by gallstones on the surgical ward of Tameside Hospital in January this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I had 200 stones hiding in my gall bladder
Gallstones can cause agonising pains but are often mistaken for indigestion as one writer discovered (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Gallstones
Most people don't give their gallbladder a second thought. They may not even know where it's located in their bodies. And many people can go through their lives without their gallbladders causing them any problems. Then there are those of us who have gallbladders who make their presence know....with intense pain. You are most likely to have problems with your gallbladder if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. The cause of this is usually a gallstone. The type of gallbladder disease that results from gallstones is called Cholelithiasis. Learn what you need to know about gallstones if your doctor has ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions About Heartburn and Heartburn-Related Conditions
Finding answers to questions concerning heartburn such as "how do I stop my nighttime heartburn?" or "are there foods I should avoid to prevent heartburn?" may be difficult. You have to sift through information that may be fact or mere personal opinion. And even if all the information you read is fact, many times one website will answer a few questions, and then you have to go to another site to find answers to some of your other questions. In this article, you will find answers to most of the common questions about heartburn and heartburn-related conditions. Related Resources: Heartburn GERD Hiat...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High BMI appears to cause gallstones
Read the full story on MD Consult: High BMI appears to cause gallstones (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - August 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Man dies after 999 operator refuses ambulance
A vulnerable man died from gallstones after his pleas for an ambulance were refused by a 999 call handler, who told him to take a warm bath instead.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk Of Gallstones Increased By Higher BMI, Especially In Women
New research reveals a causal association between elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of gallstone disease. Results published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show women are at greater risk of developing gallstones. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) describe gallstones as pebble-like material, which can develop when there is excess cholesterol - accounting for 80% of all gallstones - bile salts or bilirubin in bile stored in the gallbladder... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Gallstones: Genetics Suggests BMI Is Partly to Blame Gallstones: Genetics Suggests BMI Is Partly to Blame
Using a new epidemiological technique, researcher find evidence of a causal link between high BMI and gallstone disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Higher BMI Increases Risk Of Gallstones, Especially In Women
New research reveals a causal association between elevated body mass index (BMI) and increased risk of gallstone disease. Results published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show women are at greater risk of developing gallstones. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) describe gallstones as pebble-like material, which can develop when there is excess cholesterol - accounting for 80% of all gallstones - bile salts or bilirubin in bile stored in the gallbladder... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Obesity May Cause Gallstones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher body mass index appears to be a causal risk factor for gallstones, particularly for women, Danish researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 12, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher BMI increases risk of gallstones, especially in women
(Wiley) New research reveals a causal association between elevated body mass index and increased risk of gallstone disease. Results published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show women are at greater risk of developing gallstones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Drugs to be offered to women at high risk of breast cancer
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today released updated guidelines on the care of women who are at increased risk of breast cancer due to their family history. One of the main changes to the original guidance from 2004 is that NICE now recommends drug treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene to reduce risk of breast cancer in a specific group of women who are at high risk of breast cancer and have not had the disease. They say that these treatments could help prevent breast cancer in about 488,000 women aged 35 years and older. The updated guideline has also made changes t...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Crash Dieting Tied to Increased Gallstone RiskCrash Dieting Tied to Increased Gallstone Risk
People who go on an extremely low calorie diet are more likely to develop gallstones than people on a moderately low calorie diet, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news