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Medications

Antibiotics before age 2 increases risk for childhood obesity

While early antibiotic use has been associated with a number of rare long-term health consequences, new research links antibiotics to one of the most important and growing public health problems worldwide—obesity. A study ...

Oncology & Cancer

Colorectal cancer patients need colonoscopy after cancer resection

It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. According to new recommendations ...

Oncology & Cancer

New DNA testing for liver cancer could improve survival

Detection of small fragments of tumor DNA, known as circulating tumor DNA, in a patient's pre-surgery serum samples predicts early recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma and may guide treatment, according to a study published ...

Health

AGA proposes alternate pathway to recertification

Frustrated by a maintenance of certification process that doesn't improve patient care, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) this week released a proposed alternate pathway to recertification that is based on ...

Medical research

The role of intra-abdominal fat in IBD uncovered

Intra-abdominal fat cells may contribute to the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study1 published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the basic science ...

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