Bariatric Surgery: Opportunities and Obstacles

Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.

Heavy Consumption of Red Meat Associated with Greater Risk of Diverticulitis

Harvard researchers have uncovered a link between consumption of red meat and an increased likelihood of developing diverticulitis.

Bunches of Promise: Study Shows Grape Compounds May Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A combination of grape seed extract (GSE) and the grape compound resveratrol suppresses colon cancer stem cells with efficacy similar to that of a chemopreventive drug, but without the latter’s adverse effects, according to Pennsylvania State University researchers. They believe their findings could open the door to novel therapies to prevent colorectal cancer.

Physician Assertiveness and Empathy: Strangers in the Night?

A Journal of Contemporary Medical Education study reveals that pediatric and med-peds residents generally have higher emotional intelligence (EI) scores than members of the general population. As residents progress through their training, however, scores for key subcategories, such as empathy and assertiveness, start to change.

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Extended Antibiotic Use May Boost Risk of Colorectal Cancer Precursor

Long use of antibiotics is associated with higher risk of colorectal adenoma, according to an observational study in Gut....