Digestion Health News

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7/13/2012
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

7/5/2012
Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges

No diagnostic test and limited meds are among hurdles faced by those with digestive disorder

7/5/2012
California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS

Careful eating, practicing yoga and not internalizing stress prove key to her success

7/2/2012
'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study

But experts say colonoscopy still trumps CT-guided scan for now

6/28/2012
Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas, Study Suggests

4 servings a day cut risk of acute pancreatitis by 44% compared to 1 helping, researchers say

5/21/2012
Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

5/8/2012
Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea

Study suggests microbes in special yogurts, other foods may help common complaint

4/5/2012
Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study

New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

4/3/2012
BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food

Patients suffer from throat, stomach injuries

3/16/2012
3/14/2012
U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC

Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

2/23/2012
Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

2/1/2012
Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women

Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

1/5/2012
Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.

Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

12/9/2011
Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study

These babies also have fewer types of microbes than those born full-term, researchers say

10/31/2011
Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have suffered stressful events over many years, study finds

10/20/2011
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots

Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

9/21/2011
Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars

Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

9/1/2011
Helpful Gut Microbes May Differ Based on Diet

People favoring meat tend toward different 'microbiota' than those on plant-sourced diets, study found

8/30/2011
What You Eat Affects Viruses Living in the Gut: Study

Virus populations vary from person to person and can change along with diet, researchers find

8/19/2011
Celiac Disease on the Rise in U.S.

Speculation on increase in digestive disorder centers on improvements in sanitation and hygiene

8/19/2011
Gluten-Free Set This Boy Free

Virginia teen who once struggled with celiac disease now healthy and happy

8/1/2011
Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report

Review of 20 studies finds the popular procedure can come with serious side effects

6/7/2011
In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats

CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

6/6/2011
Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

5/17/2011
Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study

Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

5/9/2011
Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk

Study sees possible link to proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium

5/9/2011
Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders

High-intensity sports such as lacrosse or rowing seem to boost risk, study finds

5/9/2011
More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free

Avoiding troublesome foodstuffs helps even those without celiac symptoms, study finds

5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

4/21/2011
Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

4/20/2011
Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder

Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

4/19/2011
2/3/2011
How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

1/28/2011
Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

1/27/2011
Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors

Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

12/22/2010
Placebos Work -- Even if Patients Are in on the Secret

Bowel patients informed they were taking fake pills still experienced symptom relief

12/2/2010
Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD

Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

11/24/2010
No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study

But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

11/22/2010
Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks

Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

8/13/2010
8/12/2010
Stomach Reduction Surgery Via Mouth a U.S. First

Doctors in San Diego removed 80% of patient's stomach in this minimally invasive way

8/11/2010
Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital

Improved understanding, treatment have led to fewer severe cases, CDC team says

7/21/2010
Study Points to Molecular Origins of Celiac Disease

3 protein fragments may drive immune response to gluten in those with genetic predisposition to the disorder

7/16/2010
Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover

Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

7/9/2010
Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels

Stress management techniques may help

7/9/2010
Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

5/18/2010
C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring

But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

4/9/2010
Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report

IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

4/7/2010
Progress Made Against Tough-to-Treat Biliary Tract Cancers

Two-drug approach may extend life for those with tumors in bile duct, gall bladder