News tagged with abdominal cavity
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The Department of Defense's medical system aspires to a standard known as the "Golden Hour" that dictates that troops wounded on the battlefield are moved to advanced-level treatment facilities within the ...
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
A large pad of fat cells that extends from the stomach and covers the intestines provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer, reports a research team based at the University of Chicago in the journal ...
Cancer Oct 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have, for the first time, described the genetic basis of endometriosis, a condition affecting millions of women that is marked by chronic pelvic pain and infertility. ...
Genetics Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases.
Cancer Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Adolescents who don't eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood, both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers report.
Health Jun 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Obese adults with excess visceral fat (fat located inside the abdominal cavity, around the body's internal organs) and biomarkers of insulin resistance had an associated increased risk for the development ...
Diabetes Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer, according to data from a mouse study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Associ ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |