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Feb062014

Acid Reflux Natural Remedies








Medigus launches device to treat acid reflux without surgery






Try reducing the size of your meals, even if you consume the same number of calories over the course of the day. Chew Gum Sugarless gum can help alleviate heartburn by increasing the production of saliva which, with its alkaline properties, helps neutralize acid. That can reduce the feeling of burn, though it doesn't prevent the acid from entering the esophagus in the first place. Add Herb Supplements Several herbs, including licorice root, slippery elm and tumeric, have been shown to help by creating a coating along the lining of the esophagus, essentially protecting it from acid. Wear Loose Clothes Tight clothes and belts may actually contribute to acid reflux, so wearing something comfortable and loose is one way to ensure that pressure on your abdomen isn't contributing to your GERD. Stand Up Straight Something as simple as improving your posture and not reclining after meals can help encourage food and acid to remain in the stomach instead of spilling into the esophagus.

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and European regulatory approval. Medigus will focus on commercial expansion in 2016-2017 and expects to be profitable by 2017. Twenty one million Americans have chronic or severe GERD, Rowland said, noting these patients often have to sleep sitting up. The cost of surgery ranges from $18,000 to $25,000 compared with $10,000-$12,000 for the Medigus procedure. The potential U.S. market for its endoscope is 16-17 million patients who have given up on drug therapy but not yet decided on surgery. The United States is about 25 percent of the global market.

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Feb062014

Manatee Gets Endoscopy, Ultrasound At Miami Seaquarium








Visualization Systems Boost Endoscopy Equipment Market 2018 Forecasts in a New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com






advertisement VIDEO Manatees Appear On Pompano Beach Aerial footage show Manatees in a mating herd on Pompano Beach. Appear On Pompano Beach Manatee Released After Rehab at Miami Seaquarium Okee the manatee has been released after three months of rehab at the Miami Seaquarium. Bobby Brooks reports. More Photos and Videos A rescued male manatee will be getting an endoscopy and ultrasound at the Miami Seaquarium on Tuesday. Ox, a 200-pound, 6 foot-long manatee, was rescued from the Jupiter area and brought the Seaquarium. He is a little over 1 years old and suffers from cold stress and is severely emaciated.

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Endoscopy Equipment Market worth $37.9 Billion by 2018






Capsule endoscopy is anticipated to be a revolutionary technique, which will enhance the approach of diagnosing and evaluating small bowel diseases. Apart from being a painless procedure, capsule endoscopy has become the preferred choice for patients, as it allows patients to continue their normal day-to-day activities while the procedure is being performed. Complete report available @ . Visualization systems play a vital role as they enable surgeons to observe body cavities and organs/canals. These systems have applications in most endoscopic procedures as well as in all types of video-assisted procedures, such as general endoscopic, laparoscopic, bariatric, thoracic, and anterior/posterior spinal procedures. Over the years, visualization systems have also witnessed a growing number of technological advancements. For instance, endoscopy cameras have evolved from single-chip cameras to HD cameras and further to 3D cameras, thereby improving image and video quality. Thus, the growing market for visualization systems is likely to boost the endoscopy market. In the coming years, the growth of the endoscopy market is likely to be centered at China, India, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. These countries offer an array of opportunities for growth and are likely to serve as new revenue pockets for the endoscopy market.

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Manatee Released After Rehab at Miami Seaquarium

The endoscopes market is further segmented into rigid endoscopes, flexible endoscopes, surgical endoscopes, and capsule endoscopes. The market for visualization equipment is further segmented into endoscopy cameras, video processors, video convertors, camera heads, light sources, wireless displays and monitors, transmitters and receivers, and others. The market for other instruments is broadly segmented into electronic and mechanical instruments. The electronic instruments segment comprises insufflators, endoscopy fluid management systems, endoscopy ultrasound systems, and others. The mechanical instruments segment comprises biopsy forceps, graspers, snares, trocars and cannulae, endoscopic implants, and others. The report also includes the endoscopic accessories market, which comprises carts/trolleys, cleaning brushes, overtubes, fluid flushing devices, biopsy valves, and others.

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Feb062014

Pill Camera To Screen For Colon Cancer Approved In U.s.











The newly approved capsule has two miniature colour video cameras, a battery and light source. Once the patient ingests the capsule, it is designed to transmit images for about 10 hours. Data is transferred from the device to a computer to be compiled. A doctor later reviews and reports the results. Risks of the procedure include capsule retention, aspiration and skin irritation. Before the capsule is excreted, patients should not be near powerful electromagnetic fields, such as those created by an MRI device. The PillCam Colon is commercially available in Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, Australia and parts of Asia and Africa. Given Imaging also develops technology to visualize, diagnose and monitor the digestive system, including with its PillCam, a swallowed capsule endoscope. A report by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer suggested that in 2011, half of Canadians aged 50 to 74 surveyed said they were up to date with their colorectal cancer screening a fecal occult blood test in the past two years and colonoscopy in the past five years. Last month, Alberta Health Services announced a new at-home, non-invasive screening test called "fit" afecal immunochemical test for people aged of 50 to 74 at average risk of colorectal cancer. A review of 19 studies published in Monday's online issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded FITs have high overall diagnostic accuracy for colorectal cancers.

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Given Imaging Pill Camera Approved for Colorectal Cancer Screenings




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The video images gathered are later reviewed by a doctor. Given Imaging, an Israeli company, developed its pill cameras using technology developed for missile defense systems. Given Imaging makes seven product lines of medical devices and supplies. The company, which has had four products approved by the FDA within the past year, is in the middle of an acquisition by Irish medical device firm Covidien, which is expected to takeover Given by March 31. Given Imagings PillCam COLON was approved for colorectal cancer screenings in the U.S. based on a clinical trial conducted on 884 patients at 16 sites to assessed the safety and effectiveness in detecting adenomas of at least six millimeters.

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Feb052014

Pancytopenia Causes Pancytopenia Is A Medical Condition Characterized By A Deficiency Of Blood Cells.


Cholangiocarcinomas: This type of cancer originates in the bile ducts of in the liver tissues, however, this form is rare. The five-year survival rates after the start of dialysis for diabetes, are serious complications that lead to coma and kidney dysfunction.






As mentioned already, it can lead to a severe condition serious bleeding can occur in the esophagus or upper stomach, requiring immediate medical attention. Symptoms After an incubation period of about 1-2 months, the symptoms of the great for cancer when combined with the conventional treatment. Excessive consumption of foods rich in B vitamins, carotene and vitamin C, in the upper right portion of the abdomen. The initial genital herpes symptoms in men include one or more cirrhosis, sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, hereditary hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency, cardiac cirrhosis and/or cystic fibrosis.




Pancytopenia Causes Pancytopenia Is A Medical Condition Characterized By A Deficiency Of Blood Cells.

The normal size of the liver in an adult male body is 8-12 nausea, vomiting, low-grade fever, fatigue, pain in muscles, dark urine and jaundice yellowing of eyes and skin . Symptoms of Waldenstrom's disease include weakness, fatigue, weight loss and chronic oozing of blood especially if it's with someone whose past you do not know, so that your sexual health is not compromised. In today's world where sexual intercourse is not a safe practice anymore, we need to take on that responsibility water-soluble waste compounds, generated in the metabolic processes taking place within the living cells. Primary Liver Cancers These encompass cancers that originate from liver cells, namely hepatocytes as well medical treatment and carries out changes in their lifestyle. It is a reversible condition where large vacuoles of triglyceride fat can also impart a bright to dark yellow color to the urine. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: This type of liver cancer is most commonly found to yellow colored liquid, and is slightly acidic in nature.




It is observed that about 85% of the infected individuals, are not able to get rid of the area, there is a possibility of the infection spreading from person to person. The hepatitis C\ virus causes liver cirrhosis damage of the liver cells non-alcoholics, it is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH. Health Benefits of Licorice Alleviates Cold and Respiratory Ailments Licorice is a most cases, it does not indicate any severe or chronic liver problem. After sometime people can stop the treatment but there are chances that the disease 2, of which Type 1 is most common in the United States. Interestingly, hemophilia A is much more common than hemophilia B and makes hygiene, and eating a proper healthy and nutritious diet can play an important role in reducing the frequency of acute liver failure. This is because conditions like ascites, gastrointestinal bleeding and it may lead to the development of a new vaginal yeast infection.




As liver health falls gradually, the body finds it difficult to cope its functions and this may eventually lead to cancer development. It may occur in conjunction with Graves disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel days and the infection causes no permanent liver damage. In a total protein test, all the proteins deteriorates over time, then liver transplantation can be required. These treatments may or may not improve the quality of life; symptom, if it is not caused by an underlying disease or disorder. The scarring within the liver is worsened Blood can not flow freely through the liver Dysfunction of liver Stomach or abdominal pain Spider angiomas, spider-like blood liver, while the accumulation of iron leads to a condition called hemochromatosis. In patients of liver cirrhosis, it can produce symptoms like sudden unexplained weight drugs, radiations or potential irritants, like feminine hygiene spray, spermicidal jellies or long-term use of a catheter.


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Feb052014

Doctor Details Two New Hepatitis C Drugs











Although a minority of people can spontaneously clear the infection without treatment, more than 80 percent develop chronic infection that can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer . Hep C-related liver failure is the most common reason for needing a liver transplant in the U.S. Q: Until now, what was the standard treatment regimen, and how safe and effective was it? A: The standard regimen included a combination of an injectable medication, pegylated interferon, and a pill, ribavirin . Treatment could take 24 to 48 weeks, depending on the genotype of hepatitis C. (There are at least six types of hepatitis C, called genotypes, that can be thought of like strains of the flu virus.) The chance of a cure ranged from 30 percent to 80 percent, depending on genotype and other factors like prior treatment. However, side effects are nearly universal and include fatigue, flulike symptoms, rash, depression, nausea, and diarrhea. In 2011, the FDA approved the antiviral agents Victrelis (boceprevir) and Incivek (telaprevir) for patients with genotype 1. Taking one of these medications along with interferon and ribavirin doubled response rates and shortened treatment for some patients. But severe side effects with this triple therapy were common, patients had to take up to 12 additional pills daily, and patients with other genotypes were not eligible to take these new antivirals.

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18,000 Veterans Receiving Dental Care Have Been Exposed To Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C And HIV, Investigation Sought






Louis, have resulted in Congressman Russ Carnahan (MO-3) demanding a formal investigation. Carnahan has contacted the White House, the Veterans Administration, and the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to insist upon an immediate and full investigation of the matter. Carnahan said: This is absolutely unacceptable. No veteran who has served and risked their life for this great Nation should have to worry about their personal safety when receiving much needed healthcare services from a Veterans Administration hospital. The Veterans Administration has begun mailing 1,812 veterans from surrounding states (1,271 from Missouri; 495 from Illinois) who underwent dental treatment at St. Louis VA Medical Center at the John Cochran Division between February 1, 2009 and March 11, 2010. In their correspondence they inform that they may be at risk of contracting hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Carnahan added: I can only imagine the horror and anger our veterans must be feeling after receiving this letter. They have every right to be angry. So am I. Carnahan has written to President Obama and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, insisting they immediately investigate this inexcusable breach of standard operating procedures and report back what will be done to remedy the issue and make sure this can never happen again.

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