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Pamela Kilah suffer ruptured bowel amid colonic irrigation

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/06/2017
Australian mother Pamela Kilah has opened up about her near-death ordeal after undergoing a cleansing detox treatment called colonic irrigation - a health fad that helps detoxify the body.

Lab grown human colons change study of GI disease

Science Daily (US) - 22/06/2017
Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research. The study is believed to be the first time human colon organoids have been successfully tissue engineered in this manner, according to researchers who led the project.

Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
​A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren't receiving it.

MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer

News Medical (Australia) - 21/06/2017
In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing as the "first tier" screening tests for this group.

Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer

News Medical (Australia) - 19/06/2017
Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.

Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice

Science Daily (US) - 19/06/2017
Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.

How a chineseman had 28 pounds of feces in his colon

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/06/2017
In Hirschsprung's disease, the muscle layer which lines the intestines isn't able to push food along the intestines due to a lack of nerve cells that control them, so they become blocked with feces.

Study finds low risk for complications after colonoscopy screening

News Medical (Australia) - 14/06/2017
During colonoscopy screening for bowel cancer and in the four weeks after the procedure, the risk for complications to develop is low.

Study shows effectiveness of 3 months of chemotherapy in colon cancer patients after surgery

News Medical (Australia) - 05/06/2017
After surgery for lymph-node positive colon cancer (stage III), some patients may only need half of the long-standing standard course of chemotherapy.

Canadian woman dies months after colon cancer diagnosis

Daily Mail (UK) - 02/06/2017
Newlywed Micah Repato, 25, died of stage 4 colon cancer on May 25. The woman from Calgary, Canada, was diagnosed on New Year's Day and given weeks to live.

MGH scientists show how Shigella survives journey from mouth to the colon

News Medical (Australia) - 31/05/2017
Surviving the treacherous journey through the human body from the mouth to the colon takes a special kind of bacterial pathogen.

Study: Type 2 diabetes linked to bacteria that penetrate mucus lining of the colon

News Medical (Australia) - 31/05/2017
In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a study led by Drs. Benoit Chassaing and Andrew Gewirtz at Georgia State University.

Gut bacteria invading colon lining linked to type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK - 31/05/2017
A link has been found between type 2 diabetes and bacteria invading the lining of the colon, researchers have said. A US study has been looking at how people develop metabolic syndrome, a term used to describe the presence of factors including obesity, imbalanced cholesterol levels and insulin resistance. The team from the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State say the findings have given them an insight into how people develop insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. Lead author Professor Andrew Gewirtz, who specialises in research on innate immunity, microbiome, int

Diabetes linked to bacteria invading the colon

Science Daily (US) - 30/05/2017
In humans, developing metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study.

Children suffering from IBD not meeting daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D

News Medical (Australia) - 29/05/2017
A new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D. The research, conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, identified that only 26.6% and 21.3% of paediatric IBD patients were achieving the current recommended intake for calcium and vitamin D respectively.

Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study

MedicineNet (US) - 24/05/2017
Title: Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults

MedicineNet (US) - 23/05/2017
Title: Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as AdultsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Cedars-Sinai researchers analyze social media posts to find medication concerns of IBD patients

News Medical (Australia) - 22/05/2017
Cedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their prescribed treatments.

Nuts! Good Medicine for Colon Cancer Survivors?

MedicineNet (US) - 19/05/2017
Title: Nuts! Good Medicine for Colon Cancer Survivors?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

Chance of colon cancer recurrence nearly cut in half in people who eat nuts

Science Daily (US) - 18/05/2017
Something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer, a new study concludes.