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Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal
Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests.
Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones get stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes from leaving the pancreas and traveling to the small intestine to aid in digestion. When those enzymes back up into the pancreas, it causes inflammation and pain, according to the American College of Gastroenterology.
The standard treatment is to remove the gallbladder within 30 days to prevent a recurrence, researchers said.
The study included information on more than 17,000 cases of gallstone pancreatitis in the
A new center for personalized medicine in Israel gives advanced detective tools to doctors and researchers
Why is a certain type of cancer more often fatal in obese patients, and another type more fatal in the elderly? Why does a serious eye disease develop in many Bedouin children?
Doctors and researchers in Israel search for answers to medical mysteries like these at the Nancy & Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine (G-INCPM) at the Weizmann Institute of Science
Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities
Millions of Americans take low-dose aspirin every day for heart health. In doing so, they may also slightly lower their risk of dying from several cancers, a large new study suggests.
Researchers found that among more than 130,000 U.S. adults, those who regularly used aspirin were 7 percent to 11 percent less likely to die of cancer over the next few decades.
The risks of dying from colon, breast, prostate and — for men
Executives from Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently joined local officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the opening of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center’s new satellite location in Howell.
Designed to make breast health services more convenient for area patients, the Wilentz Breast Center at Howell, one of three satellite locations, features expanded services, including general X-ray, along with screening mammography, bone
But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say
Having a drink each day may help protect a person's heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests.
But don't bend that elbow too often: drinking to excess can increase your risk for a variety of heart problems, the study also showed.
Researchers tracked more than 1.9 million healthy British adults and found that having the occasional drink was tied to reductions in the risk of heart attack, sudden heart