Monday, September 21, 2009

Changing Leaves ~

Fall officially arrives tomorrow and honestly, I cannot comprehend where this year has sped off to. I'm happy to enter into fall, though not sure I'm ready, as I'm thoroughly enjoying these Indian Summer days and evenings.

With change always comes the reevaluating of self, surroundings and information that we depend upon - change is inevitable...but that's really a good thing.

There have been several global Celiac news stories that have popped up this week; two that are a bit daunting (if you ask me), and another that's interesting. I've included the links for your review. I suppose the benefit of these stories is not intended to frighten anyone, rather adversely, to motivate and push harder for faster diagnosis time and further research.

Celiac disease poses slight death risk
Zikkir World (blog)
OREBRO, Sweden — Patients with lesser degrees of celiac disease symptoms, such as intestinal inflammation, have a modestly increased risk of death, ...

Tips for avoiding high risk of pancreatic cancer
Among the top five leading cancers in the US, people suffering from diabetes, gall bladder disease, celiac disease and liver damage are particularly ...

Maltese researchers find new celiac disease gene
Times of Malta
Maltese researchers have identified a new gene that contributes to celiac disease, a gluten intolerance that affects an estimated 600 Maltese. ...

I would be interested to know what my readers think of these articles - if there are others to be brought to light, please send them my way.

Increase awareness - that's all of our job!

1 comment:

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Oh my, it is Fall. Thanks too for the info links!