Digestion Health News

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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

12/19/2014
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

11/27/2014
Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

Expert offers tips on reducing the post-meal discomfort

11/27/2014
Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

Loved ones need to understand risks some foods pose for those with celiac disease

11/7/2014
World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

11/5/2014
Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

10/23/2014
Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

10/20/2014
Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

10/8/2014
Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

8/8/2014
Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

7/25/2014
Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

7/2/2014
Genes Play Big Role in Celiac Disease, Study Says

But, study reaffirms that genes alone don't cause the disease, environmental factors likely play a role, too

6/23/2014
Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds

There's been research to suggest that changes in 'good' intestinal bacteria could affect health

5/21/2014
FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's

Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

4/24/2014
Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment

Its many folds and protrusions are designed to maximize nutrient intake, researchers say

4/16/2014
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

2/25/2014
Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows

2/2/2014
Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday

Pace yourself, pass on junk food, throw in some veggie alternatives

1/21/2014
Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease

Small study found no ill effects from consumption, although longer-term studies are needed, experts say

1/16/2014
Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease

Study found risk for fracture was less for those who avoided wheat, other grains

12/11/2013
Gut Bacteria Shift Quickly After Changes in Diet, Study Shows

Number and type of gut microbes shifted within a day of eating plant- or animal-based foods exclusively

10/7/2013
Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

9/25/2013
Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease

Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

8/28/2013
In Type 2 Diabetes, Gut May 'Taste' Sugar Differently

Small study suggests people with condition absorb glucose more rapidly

8/22/2013
Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby

Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

7/19/2013
7/3/2013
Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids

Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

5/24/2013
Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women

These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

5/20/2013
Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

2/20/2013
Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis

New data involving 45,000 women may settle the question, experts say

2/11/2013
C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies

But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

1/31/2013
Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States

CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

1/25/2013
Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients

Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

11/13/2012
Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

10/31/2012
Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis

These illnesses may occur when immune system 'balancing act' goes awry, researchers say

10/17/2012
Psoriasis Drug May Help People With Crohn's Disease: Study

Stelara could be option for patients resistant to standard meds, experts say

9/26/2012
Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Study is preliminary and doctors says it's soon to know if the association is important

8/9/2012
Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease

'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found