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  • Colin Powell rips Trump, would tell hotel workers to stay home

    07/08/2015 7:18:24 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/15 | PAUL BEDARD
    Unprovoked, former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell Wednesday night slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's focus on barring illegal immigrants. At a Library of Congress lecture conference to promote bipartisanship, he said, "I would like to go to every Trump hotel and ask all the employees not to show up tomorrow. They'd be nobody there, they're immigrants."
  • Mayo Clinic's home test for colon cancer: Clean, easy, and it's not a colonoscopy

    10/27/2014 2:22:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-26-14 | Marilynn Marchione
    Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But deciding whether to get it is a more complex choice than ads for "the breakthrough test ... that's as easy as going to the bathroom" make it seem. On one hand, the test could greatly boost screening for a deadly disease that too few people get checked for now. On the other hand, it could lure people away...
  • FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants

    07/13/2014 7:38:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 26, 2014 1:20 PM EDT | Matthew Perrone
    Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple—though somewhat icky: take the stool of healthy patients to cure those with hard-to-treat intestinal infections. A small but growing number of physicians have begun using these so-called fecal transplants to treat Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C-diff, a bacterial infection that causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea. The germ afflicts a half-million Americans annually and kills about 15,000 of them....
  • Giant inflatable colon to teach about important health issues

    04/18/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    WNDU ^ | 04/18/2014
      Niles, Mich. You can take a tour through an inflatable colon on Friday. It will be on display at Niles High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to come check it out. It is an interactive display and students will be on site to educate visitors. The giant colon is being presented by Michiana Hematology Oncology. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women. It is estimated that nearly 127,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone.
  • Giant human colon replica gives the inside track – just take off your shoes first

    08/12/2013 1:31:45 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Aug 2013
    If you ever wanted to know what it felt like to crawl through a colon you can now find out after a 40-foot-long model of the human part was created – just don’t wear your shoes. The giant replica is currently on show in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Ostomy Associations of America’s biannual meeting. The colon is used to transfer waste out of the human system and the model, which is four-foot-tall, allows visitors to get up close and personal to their insides. Barbara Heidenreich was excited about the exhibit, she wrote on Twitter: ‘Yesterday there was a giant colon...
  • Volunteer for Group Opposing WI Voter ID Law Charged with Election Fraud

    10/15/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 10/15/12 | Brian Sikma
    Voces, as it is commonly called, is one of several groups that filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s newly passed voter ID law which requires voters to show a photo ID to confirm identity when they go to the polls. The lawsuit they filed successfully led to the law being suspended by a Dane County court. Members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court have refused to hear the voter ID case before the November 6th election. This means that Wisconsin, a state known for examples of voter fraud, will not be protected by a piece of legislation that mirrors similar election integrity...
  • Mutant gut bacteria reverse colon cancer in lab models

    06/17/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies ^ | June 13, 2012 | University of Florida/MedicalXpress
    A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and reversed progression of severe cancerous lesions in the large intestines of mice. The findings appear June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We have demonstrated that our bacterial treatment can take on established colon cancer,” said principal investigator Mansour Mohamadzadeh, a professor in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine department of infectious diseases and pathology and a faculty member in the UF College of Medicine division...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s New $425 GOOP Cleanse ‘A Waste Of Time And Money,’ Say Doctors

    01/09/2012 11:43:11 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 75 replies ^ | 01.05.2012 | Bonnie Fuller
    Gwyneth Paltrow released her GOOP newsletter, Jan. 5, promoting her GOOP cleanse kit, which costs $425, but doctors interviewed by HollywoodLife say cleanses have ‘no scientific proven’ value and are ‘complete bunk’! Don’t spend your money or your effort subjecting yourself to actress Gwyneth Paltrow‘s “cleanse” or anyone else’s, say top NYC doctors. “‘Cleansing’ is the equivalent of ’snake oil,’” says NYC internist, Dr. Robert Bos. He adds that “there is no scientific proof” that a cleanse will help give your digestive system a break, eliminate toxins, rebuild beneficial bacteria or give you more energy, as Gwyneth promises in her...
  • Are we supposed to care that Powell is not sold on Obama in 2012???

    08/29/2011 5:58:12 AM PDT · by Why So Serious · 18 replies
    he has totally discredited himself for endorsing the empty Armani suit in 2008!
  • The World's First Self-Propelled Endoscopy Device 'Swims' the Entire Digestive Tract in Mere Hours

    06/23/2011 5:25:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    PopSci ^ | June 22, 2011 | Clay Dillow
    Probing colons has never been this much fun. Japanese researchers have developed the world’s first self-propelled endoscopy device, a remote controlled tadpole-like camera that can “swim” through the digestive tack gathering imagery along the way. This kind of endoscopy isn’t wholly new, of course, but previous iterations of ingestible cameras relied on natural muscle contractions to move them through the body. The “Mermaid,” as it is known, simplifies the process by moving quickly through the digestive tract to its destination, whatever that point may be. To speed the process, it can be inserted into the digestive system at either end,...
  • 5 Day Diet Pre Colonoscopy

    09/13/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT · by Global2010 · 121 replies · 2+ views
    September 13 2010
    Ok I know what one can't eat on the 5 days prior to a colonoscopy. What are some meals we can eat? How about compiling a list/thread of can chow down on foods/meal for the week prior? White Bread/Turkey/Mayo is one I can dig. Broiled White fish w/lemon and smoked salt If you care to and are a pro at the colon pre week diet mode please list some ideas other than the usual suggestions. We all now what we can't have the week prior seeds/leafy veggies/celery/fruit (basically things with peels or seeds) red/purple/orange dyes. And the need to be...
  • Hezbollah, Hamas Raise Money for ‘Terrorist Activities’ From Drug Trade in South America....

    06/09/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies · 107+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 09, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( - Amid growing concern about the illicit drug trade across the U.S.-Mexico border, the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas have been linked to South American drug trafficking organizations–and the money Hezbollah and Hamas make from narco-trafficking is used to finance their organizations, according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). “International terrorist groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, have also reportedly raised funding for their terrorist activities through linkages formed with DTOs in South America, particularly those operating in the tri-border area (TBA) of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina,” stated CRS in an April 30 report. As evidence that Hezbollah and...
  • Grape Seed Extract Halts Cell Cycle, Checking Growth Of Colorectal Tumors In Mice

    11/13/2006 5:32:05 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 38 replies · 2,245+ views
    Science Daily ^ | October 29, 2006 | American Assoiation of Cancer Research
    Chemicals found in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice, according to researchers who have already demonstrated the extract's anti-cancer effects in other tumor types. Their study, published in the October 18 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, documented a 44 percent reduction of advanced colorectal tumors in the animals, and also revealed, for the first time, the molecular mechanism by which grape seed extract works to inhibit cancer growth. The authors found that it increases availability of a critical protein, Cip1/p21, in tumors that effectively freezes the cell cycle, and often pushes...
  • Swedish docs cleared over misplaced colon

    07/01/2009 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Local ^ | 7 | staff
    Health authorities in Sweden have decided not to punish two doctors who mistakenly stitched a 65-year-old patient’s bladder to his large intestine. The faulty operation took place in January at Malmö University Hospital on a patient who had previously had surgery for an inflamed rectum following treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Is Powell about to get off the fence? (Powell to Endorse McCain on Meet the Press)

    10/17/2008 10:41:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 337 replies · 13,957+ views ^ | OCT 18, 2008 |
    Powell, who served as President Bush's secretary of state, is to appear on NBC's "Meet the Press," prompting some to suggest that he might use that platform to make the announcement.
  • Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign Without Removal, Researchers Say

    05/21/2008 6:41:22 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 130+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-22-2008 | American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign Without Removal, Researchers Say ScienceDaily (May 22, 2008) — A probe so sensitive that it can tell whether or not a cell living within the human body is veering towards cancer development may revolutionize how future colonoscopies are done, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Investigators have found that technology known as a high resolution confocal endomicroscopy probe system can determine whether a colon polyp is benign (not precancerous) - without having to remove it for examination by a pathologist. Their study, to be presented at the Digestive...
  • Vitamin D And Calcium Influence Cell Death In The Colon, Researchers Find

    04/14/2008 5:29:09 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 174+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-14-2008 | Emory University
    Vitamin D And Calcium Influence Cell Death In The Colon, Researchers Find ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2008) — Researchers at Emory University are learning how vitamins and minerals in the diet can stimulate or prevent the appearance of colon cancer. Emory investigators will present their findings on biological markers that could influence colon cancer risk in three abstracts at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego. In a clinical study of 92 patients, supplementing diet with calcium and vitamin D appeared to increase the levels of a protein called Bax that controls programmed cell death in the colon....
  • GMA Touts Environmentalist Who Boycotts Toilet Paper to Save the Planet

    05/10/2007 1:06:41 PM PDT · by · 109 replies · 2,693+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 10 2007 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday’s "Good Morning America," the ABC program touted a liberal New Yorker who is so concerned about the environment that he refuses to use toilet paper. GMA devoted eight and a half minutes of the May 10 show to promoting the cause of Colin Beaven, a man who, in addition to his bathroom stance, refuses to buy anything in packaging, won’t use transportation, even elevators, and insists that all his food be grown within 250 miles. According to liberal weatherman Sam Champion, who admiringly recounted Mr. Beaven’s story, "The rules may seem a little extreme." A little? Co-anchor Diane...
  • LOL!! Rating disaster for CBS with Katie Couric.

    10/17/2006 6:16:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 146 replies · 7,227+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 17 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    I really, really hope Rush Limbaugh sees and picks this up today. COURIC: CBS 'EVENING NEWS' RATINGS DISASTER Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 NEW YORK CITY WABC 7.1 WNBC 5.3 WCBS 3.7 LOS ANGELES KABC 5.9 KNBC 3.1 KCBS 1.5 WASHINGTON, DC NBC 9.3 ABC 7.8 CBS 2.5
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-12-2006 (running late)

    08/13/2006 1:08:19 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 211+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-13-2006 | grey _whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Warning: crude humor, non-sexual. Trying to make it scroll down, so I don't get too many complaints. OK, trying now. This story is too good to pass [Editor's note: sorry 'bout that!] A cure for Fidel Castro's gas Listen to Chavez and do what he says Fidel, just blow it out your ass!