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Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

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

Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

But both trials were small and more research is needed

Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection

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

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

Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids

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

New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

But findings are preliminary, experts point out

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

Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease

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

Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria

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

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

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

FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

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

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

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

Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

Expert offers tips on reducing the post-meal discomfort

Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

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

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

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

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

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

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

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

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

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

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

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

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

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements

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

Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday

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

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

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

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

Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

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

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

In Type 2 Diabetes, Gut May 'Taste' Sugar Differently

Small study suggests people with condition absorb glucose more rapidly

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

Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids

Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women

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

Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children

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

Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis

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

C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies

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

Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States

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

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

Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study

Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis

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

Psoriasis Drug May Help People With Crohn's Disease: Study

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

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

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