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    Fart-Tracking Capsule Sends Real-Time Data to Your Smartphone

    Developed by researchers at RMIT University, Monash University, and CSIRO Agriculture and Food, the pill measures hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and oxygen gases in real time—then sends the data to your smartphone.

    (Want to track your flatulence? There’s an app for that.)

    A combination of nerves, hormones, bacteria, blood, and organs work hard to digest foods and liquids you consume every day. But, like licking your elbow, it’s nearly impossible for a person to catch a glimpse of their own gastrointestinal tract.

    Enter swallowables: the edible version of your fitness tracker or VR headset.

    The unnamed device, which tracks rectal turbulence as it passes from the stomach to the colon, has helped to uncover a potentially new immune system, according to a press announcement.

    “We found that the stomach releases oxidizing chemicals to break down and beat foreign compounds that are staying in the stomach for longer than usual,” RMIT professor and capsule co-inventor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh said in a statement.

    https://www.geek.com/tech/fart-tracking-capsule-sends-real-time-data-to-your-smartphone-1727510/

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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I met a young man today in the clinic that was in his 20's. I was kind of shocked at his age.

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      BuckeyeShelby

      Youngest I've known is leukemia. A girl 2 years older than me died as a freshman in high school, but this was back in the late 70's, so I know a lot has changed since then.

      about 1 month ago
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      MerryMaid

      I have known youg children that have been diagnosed, 6, 7 8 years old. But as for an adult with cancer I have seen teenagers too that were diagnosed.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I have a friend in his 20s with colon cancer and another who was diagnosed in her late teens.

      about 1 month ago
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    StegalMan asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    I have a burning in my throat, just about in the chest area as I eat. It's not all the time and varies how bad it is.

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      Ejourneys

      I was on ACT chemo (Adriamycin/Cytoxan, followed by Taxol). The A/C gave me heartburn so bad that it hurt to swallow a sip of water. As soon as I told my ARNP, she prescribed Rx-strength Prilosec (40 mg/day), which solved the problem. She told me that it's important to catch the heartburn early, before it can cause an ulcer (which the chemo would make that much worse). I took Prilosec through active treatment and haven't needed it since.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I began to have severe issues with swallowing since beginning tratments. It hurt so bad to swallow that sometimes i wasn't sure if i wanted to eat. Also, sometimes food like lettuce could get stuck and i had to spit it up. I was sent to a gastrointestinal doctor. She's wonderful! Anyway, i just take a Prilosec every day and, as long as i take them daily, the problem has been handled. If i start forgetting to take the pill, the problem returns.

      Good luck!

      about 1 month ago
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      BarbarainBham

      LivewithCancer, I've had food get stuck in my throat, too. My doctor said it's because when your esophagus is inflamed, it swells inwards and makes your food have less space to go down.

      about 1 month ago