Celiac disease can cause lifestyle changes and limitations, and many patients feel frustration, anger and dismay over their diagnosis, one physician says. The autoimmune disease affects one out of 133 people in the U.S.
New studies show that consuming dark-colored berries daily may lower the chances that people with Barrett's esophagus will develop esophageal cancer. Researchers found lower levels of some chemical markers of oxidative stress in patients who ate black raspberries daily for six months.
The number of Medicare recipients getting screening tests for colorectal cancer, such as colonoscopy and barium enemas, has dropped since the program started paying for the tests, a new study found. Experts attribute the decline to the lack of a preventive mind-set in many doctors and the failure of patients to discuss colon cancer screening with their physicians.
Surinamese sweet soda Fernandes, which Coca-Cola Enterprises Nederland began bottling in the 1980s, is becoming popular in the Dutch market. The Dutch bottler has tapped Utrecht-based advertising agency Studio Prins to create a campaign for the beverage that features Surinamese personalities and captures the exotic allure of Suriname.
One woman diagnosed with celiac disease has taken a proactive approach to her illness, publishing a gluten-free cookbook, teaching cooking classes and working as a gluten-free baker. The industry surrounding celiac-friendly products has grown substantially as awareness and diagnoses continue to climb.