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Beneficial bacteria in the appendix aid digestion after infection

Beneficial bacteria in the appendix aid digestion after infection

What does the appendix do? finally an answer!

What does the appendix do? finally an answer!

Insurance status, not race, linked to complications in patients with acute appendicitis

Insurance status, not race, linked to complications in patients with acute appendicitis

Key signs of appendicitis

Key signs of appendicitis

New gallbladder removal procedure

New gallbladder removal procedure

Daily Aspirin reduces colon cancer risk by 74 percent

Daily Aspirin reduces colon cancer risk by 74 percent

Hormone the culprit between obesity and colon cancer

Hormone the culprit between obesity and colon cancer

Lung neutrophils produce histamine in significant quantities

Lung neutrophils produce histamine in significant quantities

Rare abdominal cancer diagnosis being looked at in a different manner

Rare abdominal cancer diagnosis being looked at in a different manner

Magnetic resonance imaging can help rule out acute appendicitis in pregnancy

Magnetic resonance imaging can help rule out acute appendicitis in pregnancy

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

8 million children born every year with serious birth defects

Three cases of mad cow disease in UK from donated blood

Three cases of mad cow disease in UK from donated blood

Single dose of antibiotics may be just as effective as multiple doses in preventing infections after an appendectomy

Single dose of antibiotics may be just as effective as multiple doses in preventing infections after an appendectomy

CT screening lowers negative appendectomy rate from 20% to 3% at urban hospital

CT screening lowers negative appendectomy rate from 20% to 3% at urban hospital

X-Chromosome has the big story!!

X-Chromosome has the big story!!

Likelihood of a large number of future cases of vCJD remains small

Likelihood of a large number of future cases of vCJD remains small

BMA warns of crisis in community hospitals

BMA warns of crisis in community hospitals

Controversial theory about how diabetes causes extensive tissue damage

Controversial theory about how diabetes causes extensive tissue damage

Asian children and black children experience higher rates of ruptured appendixes than white children

Asian children and black children experience higher rates of ruptured appendixes than white children

New imaging agent will enable doctors to rapidly and accurately detect those hard-to-diagnose appendicitis cases

New imaging agent will enable doctors to rapidly and accurately detect those hard-to-diagnose appendicitis cases