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Pancreas Disorder in Kids Increasing
The pancreas plays an important role in the digestion of food and overall metabolism. But when it becomes inflamed, it can cause serious problems.
Some Pancreatitis Patients May Want Cancer Screening
Spotting cancer early can increase the chances for successful treatment. But some cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, are rarely detected early. New research suggests another issue with the pancreas may signal cancer risk.
Hormone Therapy After Menopause Upped Pancreatitis Risk
Many women use hormone replacement therapy to help with menopause symptoms. But the treatment does carry some increased risks for developing other medical conditions.
Smoking Hurts The Pancreas Too
Everyone knows that smoking can cause lung cancer. But there are many other less known ill effects being investigated, adding to the list of reasons to ditch the habit.
Who's the Drunkest of Them All?
Many Americans may enjoy drinking on New Year's Eve, but they don't top the charts. In fact, the US is not even among the 25 "drunkest" countries in world alcohol consumption rates.
Gene Uncorks Pancreatitis in Heavy Drinkers
Excessive drinking has been linked to chronic pancreatitis, but only a fraction of alcoholics get the disease. A gene mutation can identify men who are at highest risk.
Coping with Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis, a disorder caused by the inflammation of the pancreas, can sometimes just be a bout of illness that only lasts a few days (called acute pancreatitis).
Lifestyle Choices and Pancreatitis
Day in, day out, most people don't spend a lot of time thinking about their pancreas. However, for those with pancreatitis, this gland plays a big role in their everyday lives.
Pancreatitis: Signs, Treatments and More
Your pancreas is no one-trick pony. It plays an important role in many processes of the body. So, when things go awry, and the pancreas becomes inflamed, you may be faced with some serious health problems.
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.