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Medical News Today: Is it normal to have brown spotting after menopause?
Many women wonder whether dark brown spotting is a normal occurrence after menopause. In this article, we look at the possible causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including vaginal atrophy, HRT, infections, and polyps. We also look at whether spotting is a sign of cancer and when someone should see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Sinus Implant Launches During Start of Strong Allergy Season
Intersect ENT is launching its Sinuva Sinus Implant, a new approach to treating nasal polyp disease in adult patients who have had previous sinus surgery.  The Menlo Park, CA-based company said nearly 635,000 Americans have gone through these surgeries and are looking for treatments to cure side effects. Sinuva’s targeted launch comes at an opportune time – right in the middle of allergy season. “We were really looking at the launch regardless of the time of year,” Susan Stinson, general manager at Intersect ENT, told MD+DI. “The timing however, we believe works out very much in our ...
Source: MDDI - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Intersect ENT launches Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) launched its steroid-releasing sinus implant, Sinuva, in the U.S. today. The company’s drug-eluting device is designed to treat nasal polyp disease in patients who have undergone previous sinus surgery. Sinuva is placed during a routine doctor’s office visit and releases an anti-inflammatory steroid, mometasone furoate, directly to the patient’s nasal polyps for up to 90 days. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Intersect ENT launches Sinuva steroid-releasing sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Implants Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat intersectent Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Identifying characteristics of colon polyps most likely to progress to cancer
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are closer to answering the question, why does one colon polyp transform to cancer while another seemingly identical polyp does not? A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. While most colon polyps are harmless some can develop into colon cancer, which [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - March 31, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Too much low-grade calcium supplementation linked to increased risk of colon polyps
(Natural News) When scientists set out to find out whether calcium supplements could help reduce the chances of a person developing colon polyps, they were very surprised when they discovered the opposite effect. Their findings are a perfect example of why it’s important to use caution when it comes to using certain supplements. Polyps are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary fibre for the prevention of recurrent colorectal adenomas and carcinomas
This Cochrane Review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that dietary fiber with wheat bran, ispaghula husk, or high fiber sources of food might increase risk of colorectal cancer in patients with history of adenomatous polyps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Could VIAGRA prevent colorectal cancer?
Scientists at Augusta University found that Viagra halved the risk of forming polyps, an abnormal clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that have the potential to turn into cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A small, daily dose of Viagra may reduce colorectal cancer risk
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk in an animal model that is genetically predetermined to have the third leading cause of cancer death, scientists report.Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that may become cancer, says Dr. Darren D. Browning, cancer researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Calcium supplements may increase risk of abnormal bowel growths
Calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, may increase the risk of polyps growing in the colon, suggest researchers following a large US trial. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Polyp Risk Rises with Calcium Supplements (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Elevated with or without vitamin D3 (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 2, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Calcium and vitamin D supplements may raise risk of polyps
Analysis of data from a large trial found calcium with and without vitamin D raised risk of colorectal polyps 6 –10 years after starting on the supplements. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Up Odds of Colon Polyps
Polyps are not cancerous, but some can eventually turn into cancer if they're not removed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 -- Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon? That's the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily supplement and an increased risk for polyps in the colon. Polyps... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps
Title: Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon PolypsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Calcium Supplements Up Risk for Precancerous Serrated Polyps Calcium Supplements Up Risk for Precancerous Serrated Polyps
Rather than reducing risk, a randomized chemoprevention trial of calcium and vitamin D supplementation showed an increased risk for serrated sessile adenomas or polyps during follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colon Polyps and Diverticulitis Symptoms and Signs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Polyp Burden Drops With Sulindac/Erlotinib Combo in FAP
Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis have an increased risk for colorectal polyps and cancer; however, treatment with a combination of sulindac and erlotinib reduced their colorectal polyp burden by more than two thirds. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Colorectal Cancer Genetic Disorders News Source Type: news

Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis harbor colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria
Individuals with sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) frequently harbor abnormalities in the composition of the gut microbiome; however, the microbiota associated with precancerous lesions in hereditary CRC remains largely unknown. We studied colonic mucosa of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), who develop benign precursor lesions (polyps) early in life. We identified patchy bacterial biofilms composed predominately of Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis. Genes for colibactin (clbB) and Bacteroides fragilis toxin (bft), encoding secreted oncotoxins, were highly enriched in FAP patients’ colonic muc...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dejea, C. M., Fathi, P., Craig, J. M., Boleij, A., Taddese, R., Geis, A. L., Wu, X., DeStefano Shields, C. E., Hechenbleikner, E. M., Huso, D. L., Anders, R. A., Giardiello, F. M., Wick, E. C., Wang, H., Wu, S., Pardoll, D. M., Housseau, F., Sears, C. L. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Gone fishin': decorator crabs use other species as fishing rods, study reveals
A researcher ’s diving holiday lead to a startling discovery of never-before-seen behaviour: crabs using hydrozoans as fishing hooksEvery night as the sun goes down, on the coral reefs of the Red Sea small, delicate and slightly fuzzy-looking crabs work their way through the maze of coral. They take up stations atop the corals ’ outermost structures, exposing themselves to the current in the plankton-rich waters. These are decorator crabs, of the genusAchaeus, known for their peculiar habit of covering themselves with an array of invertebrates, including delicate hydrozoans: multi-headed creatures with tiny ten...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Richard Aspinall Tags: Science Marine life Environment Wildlife Biology Animal behaviour Source Type: news

Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)
Title: Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/7/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 26, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Better Visualization Means No Need for Peri-polyp Biopsy in IBD Better Visualization Means No Need for Peri-polyp Biopsy in IBD
Biopsying the flat mucosa surrounding dysplastic polyps in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may not change clinical outcomes, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Check-Cap wins CE Mark for C-Scan diagnostic capsule
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its C-Scan ingestible sensor capsule designed for colorectal cancer screening. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is desgiend as an alternative to standard colon cancer screaning methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. Physicians can use maps created by the system to identify pre-cancerous polyps and other abnormalities, Check-Cap said. “Achieving CE Mark approval is a si...
Source: Mass Device - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance Check-Cap Source Type: news

Hologic wins CE Mark for MyoSure Manual
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its MyoSure Manual device. The MyoSure Manual device features an integrated vacuum with no external suction required, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The system is supported by a one-liter bag of saline without the need for a controller or fluid management equipment. “There is an increased demand to simplify tissue removal procedures regardless of where they are being performed, in-office or in the theater. We continuously look to meet this need by developing innovative solutions that provide flexibility and convenie...
Source: Mass Device - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Tiny polyps save corals from predators and disease
(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 22, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

By a nose: Menlo Park company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Menlo Park company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Peninsula company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

By a nose: Peninsula company moves from nasal devices to drugs with latest approval
Intersect ENT Inc. won Food and Drug Administration approval for a sinus implant that delivers an anti-inflammatory steroid to treat nasal polyps. It isn't the Menlo Park company's (NASDAQ: XENT) first product to be greenlighted by regulators — Intersect's previous three products were medical devices — but it is the first to be approved as a drug. Sinuva is placed within a sinus implant, which is put in during a routine visit to a docto r's office. It expands into the sinus cavity and delivers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 11, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant
Intersect ENT (NSDQ:XENT) said today it won FDA approval for its Sinuva mometasone furoate sinus implant designed to treat recurrent nasal polyp disease in patients who have previously had ethmoid sinus surgery. The Sinuva device is designed to be implanted during a routine physician office visit and expands into the sinus cavity to deliver an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of the polyp disease for 90 days. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Sinuva polyp-disease-treating sinus implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Regulatory/Compliance intersectent Source Type: news

Bacteria as pacemaker for the intestine
(Kiel University) For the first time, a research team from the Cell and Developmental Biology (Bosch AG) working group at the Zoological Institute at Kiel University (CAU) has been able to prove that the bacterial colonisation of the intestine plays an important role in controlling peristaltic functions. The scientists published their results yesterday -- derived from the example of freshwater polyps Hydra -- in the latest issue of Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stomach polyps
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A vacuum cleaner up my nose banished my snoring
Philip Dancey, a 51-year-old entrepreneur from Gloucester, was one of 600,000 Britons who suffered from nasal polyps - until he had a pioneering new procedure to rid them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps Artificial Intelligence Accurately Classifies Small Colorectal Polyps
An artificial intelligence (AI) system was able to equal the performance of experienced endoscopists, and surpass that of novice endoscopists, in evaluating digital images of small ( (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger Evidence Backs Screening for Colorectal Cancer Younger
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer Evidence Backs Younger Screening for Colorectal Cancer
When colonoscopy begins 5 years earlier than the guideline-recommended 50 years of age, the detection of polyps and adenomas improves significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?
(Spink Health) Overall, 306 polyps were assessed real-time by using the AI-assisted system, providing a sensitivity of 94 percent, specificity of 79 percent, accuracy of 86 percent, and positive and negative predictive values of 79 percent and 93 percent respectively, in identifying neoplastic changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon cancer: APC protein affects immunity by preventing pre-cancerous inflammation
(Institut Pasteur) Adenomatous polyposis coli is a gene whose mutations are associated with a rare, hereditary form of colorectal cancer known as familial adenomatous polyposis. Research led by scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have recently demonstrated that mutations to this gene do not only lead to the emergence of colon polyps; they also harm the immune system, leaving it unable to tackle inflammation of the colonic mucosa. This dual impact supports the development of cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Questions to Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor
Treatment TermsColonoscopy Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Rate of Finding Precancerous Polyps Is Key Overview If your GI doctor finds and removes precancerous polyps during your colonoscopy, it could keep you from developing life-threatening colon cancer. Content Blocks ContentTo make sure colonoscopies are as effective as possible, gastroenterology professional associations have recommended four ways to measure how well doctors and hospitals perform the screening exams. Before you schedule your colonoscopy, Duke gastroenterologistZiad Gellad, MD, MPH, recommends you ask these questions. Section Features Text ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Bucks pharma firm completes $138M IPO
The company plans to use the bulk of the funds for the launch of its recently approved nasal polyps treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Deep Learning May Help Detect Colon Polyps
(MedPage Today) -- Computer-assisted model warrants further research (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 17, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Examining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore benefit from closer surveillance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Combo Tops Anti-VEGF Alone in Ocular Vasculopathy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Viscual acuity, polyp regression both improved (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 8, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Colon Polyps
(Symptoms, Causes, Types, Pictures, Cancer Risk) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

9 Brand New Drugs for Primary Care
COPD … nasal polyps.. gout …. dyskinesia in Parkinson Disease: here’s a brief look at new drugs for these and other disorders coming your way. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: COPD Gout Source Type: news