Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beware of parasites in raw/undercooked fish, warn doctors

An unseen hazard of eating raw or undercooked fish/seafood is on the rise in Western countries, where dishes, such as sushi, are becoming increasingly popular, warn doctors today in BMJ Case Reports.

Oncology & Cancer

Terminally ill cancer patients fare poorly after surgery

Patients with disseminated advanced cancer who undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death, UC Davis researchers have found.


Crowdfunding the next medical breakthrough

People have been crowdfunding for years. Now researchers are doing the same, so you can contribute ideas and money to the studies that matter to you.


Acute diverticulitis no worse in younger patients

(HealthDay)—Younger patients do not have worse clinical presentation of acute diverticulitis, according to a study published online April 23 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High incidence of bowel disease seen in people with lung conditions

People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the findings ...

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