chron's disease http://wamc.org en Albany Med Joins Nationwide Study of Pig Parasite Eggs as Potential Treatment for Crohn’s Disease http://wamc.org/post/albany-med-joins-nationwide-study-pig-parasite-eggs-potential-treatment-crohn-s-disease <p></p><p></p><p>Albany Medical Center is joining a multi-center trial, testing the eggs of the pig parasite whipworm as a potential treatment for Crohn’s disease.&nbsp;</p><p>Crohn's is a severe and debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease.&nbsp;&nbsp; For the trial, Crohn’s patients will ingest 7500 microscopic parasite eggs in a tablespoonful of salt water (called TSO suspension) every two weeks for 12 weeks. Another group will be given a placebo. In people, this special form of the parasite egg survives only about two weeks and does not cause infection.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:42:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 61569 at http://wamc.org Albany Med Joins Nationwide Study of Pig Parasite Eggs as Potential Treatment for Crohn’s Disease Bathroom Bill Faces Criticism http://wamc.org/post/bathroom-bill-faces-criticism <p>Retailers in Massachusetts are concerned over a bill in the state&rsquo;s legislature that would require businesses to allow the public to use employee rest rooms or face a penalty. WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 41282 at http://wamc.org