Digestion Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults

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

Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges

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

California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS

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

'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study

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

Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas, Study Suggests

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

Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs

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

Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea

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

Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study

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

BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food

Patients suffer from throat, stomach injuries

U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC

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

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

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

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women

Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.

Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study

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

Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder

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

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

Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars

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

Helpful Gut Microbes May Differ Based on Diet

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

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

Celiac Disease on the Rise in U.S.

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

Gluten-Free Set This Boy Free

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

Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report

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

In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats

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

Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History

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

Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study

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

Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk

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

Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders

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

More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free

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

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

Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types

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

Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder

Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses

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

Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

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

Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors

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

Placebos Work -- Even if Patients Are in on the Secret

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

Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD

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

No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study

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

Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks

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

Stomach Reduction Surgery Via Mouth a U.S. First

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

Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital

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

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

Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover

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

Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels

Stress management techniques may help

Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD

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

C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring

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

Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report

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

Progress Made Against Tough-to-Treat Biliary Tract Cancers

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