Digestion Health News

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5/18/2017
Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

5/3/2017
Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

4/13/2017
New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

4/7/2017
Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

4/4/2017
Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

1/20/2017
Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

1/10/2017
Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

1/10/2017
Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

11/17/2016
Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease

Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

10/18/2016
Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines

People who get the severe headaches have more nitrate-reducing microbes, researchers say

10/18/2016
'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus

San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

10/10/2016
Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble

Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

9/27/2016
To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

9/12/2016
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

9/6/2016
Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years

But number of people diagnosed each year with celiac disease has remained stable

7/29/2016
Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

5/31/2016
Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

4/14/2016
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

2/15/2016
Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

1/20/2016
New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study

But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

11/26/2015
Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

11/25/2015
Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Expert offers tips for avoiding heartburn this holiday

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

10/27/2015
Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

10/21/2015
Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

8/7/2015
Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

7/10/2015
Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says

Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

7/2/2015
Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

6/23/2015
Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

6/8/2015
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study

Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

5/19/2015
Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

5/11/2015
Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage

Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

5/6/2015
'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds

Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

4/30/2015
Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

4/16/2015
Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

4/10/2015
Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

But both trials were small and more research is needed

3/30/2015
Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

3/25/2015
Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children

In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

3/18/2015
Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids

Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

3/18/2015
New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

3/10/2015
Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease

They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

3/5/2015
Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

3/2/2015
Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

2/25/2015
Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome

2/16/2015
Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

1/26/2015
FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

1/23/2015
Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says