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Higher vitamin C consumption is linked with lower pancreatic cancer risk according to a meta-analysis of observational studies.
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Treatment with eluxadoline, a new oral medication, relieved two major symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) — abdominal pain and diarrhoea, according to a study based on two phase III randomized controlled trials. [N Engl J Med 2016;374:242-253]
Pearl Toh, 30 Mar 2016
Long-term aspirin use (at least 6 years) was associated with a modest but significantly lower risk for overall cancer, in particular gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancers such as colorectal cancer (CRC), a recent study showed.
13 Mar 2017
The serum pepsinogen test—which is relatively simple, inexpensive, sensitive and specific—is a potentially viable method for the screening and detection of Kazakh early gastric cancer, a new study claims.

The Role of General Practitioners in Early Detection of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

21 Jul 2016
As its name suggests, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which encompasses ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, involves chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD is a common disease in the West, afflicting more than 5 million people.2 Although IBD is still rare in Southeast Asia, the incidence appears to be on the rise in Malaysia, with a rate of 0.67 per 100,000 population.3 It is noteworthy that early detection and management of IBD can reduce a significant amount of pain and stress for patients. Thus, general practitioners (GPs), who are experts trained to work in the front line of a healthcare system, play a vital role in reducing the burden of IBD through immediate referral of suspected IBD patients for specialist investigations.

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11 Sep 2015
Higher vitamin C consumption is linked with lower pancreatic cancer risk according to a meta-analysis of observational studies.
Pearl Toh, 18 Feb 2016
Treatment with eluxadoline, a new oral medication, relieved two major symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) — abdominal pain and diarrhoea, according to a study based on two phase III randomized controlled trials. [N Engl J Med 2016;374:242-253]
Pearl Toh, 30 Mar 2016
Long-term aspirin use (at least 6 years) was associated with a modest but significantly lower risk for overall cancer, in particular gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancers such as colorectal cancer (CRC), a recent study showed.
13 Mar 2017
The serum pepsinogen test—which is relatively simple, inexpensive, sensitive and specific—is a potentially viable method for the screening and detection of Kazakh early gastric cancer, a new study claims.