Digestion Health News

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4/7/2010
You Are What Microbes You Eat

Japanese guts contain seaweed-scarfing bacteria, but North American guts don't, study finds

3/22/2010
FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

3/4/2010
Gene Sequencing Yields Picture of Human Gut

Researchers identify 160 different species of bacteria

2/24/2010
Think You're Lactose Intolerant? Maybe Not

Many who avoid dairy products might actually tolerate them, experts say

2/19/2010
Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis

Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

1/20/2010
How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away

Good bacteria in the gut may get a boost from the fruit, study finds

1/4/2010
No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism

Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

12/16/2009
Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections

Experts caution, though, that no direct link has been found

11/16/2009
Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate

Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

11/4/2009
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis

Mutation is tied to a protein implicated in rare form of bowel disorder, researchers say

9/15/2009
Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Dying

People with mild form of the digestive disorder have slightly higher death rate, study shows

8/28/2009
Zenpep Approved for Pancreatic Disorder

Makes up for lack of digestive enzymes

8/28/2009
Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel

Nutrient known as psyllium seems to ease symptoms, study finds

8/21/2009
Right Match of Drug, Doctor Can Boost Reflux Outcomes

Review finds PPIs may perform better, and good rapport with physician is key

7/7/2009
Heartburn Drugs May Contribute to the Problem

Study suggests proton pump inhibitors could aggravate acid trouble

7/1/2009
Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.

'Something has changed,' researcher says, but just what remains unclear

5/7/2009
5/6/2009
Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination

Patients with stents should discuss the use of these meds with their doctor, cardiac group says

4/17/2009
Health Tip: Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Adults

A digestive condition that has many potential warning signs

4/8/2009
Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma

Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

3/30/2009
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes

Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, researchers say

3/28/2009
What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches

Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

3/19/2009
Stress May Encourage E. Coli Illness

Anxiety-linked hormones could spur the stomach bug's activity, research suggests

3/3/2009
Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack

Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

2/2/2009
New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer

2 immune system proteins could hold the key, study finds

1/28/2009
Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk

Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say

1/16/2009
Antacids Are Best First Choice for Indigestion

Study finds they're a bit cheaper than more potent drugs like PPIs

12/15/2008
Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis

Delaying care, they may present with more complications, experts say

12/10/2008
Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen

If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say

11/14/2008
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel

These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say

11/3/2008
Study Sheds Light on Painkillers' Heart Risk

Cox-2 drugs, like Celebrex, less safe than Cox-1 drugs, like naproxen, study says

10/9/2008
Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food

Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

10/9/2008
Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients

They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

8/26/2008
Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk

Study disputes conventional wisdom, but other experts say those foods cause pain for some

7/11/2008
Hormone Replacement May Raise Women's Gallbladder Risk

But taking the therapy in a non-oral form seems to cut the odds, study finds

5/23/2008
Patients Pleased With Laparoscopic GERD Surgery

Anti-reflux procedure improved quality of life, cut need for 2nd treatment

5/18/2008
New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures

Endoscope inserted through natural body openings avoids incisions, shortens recoveries

4/8/2008
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Won't Prevent Crohn's Relapse

Despite earlier promise from small trial, new study finds no effect

2/15/2008
Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows

11/5/2007
Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants

As many as four in five treated babies didn't have excess stomach acid, study finds

10/19/2007
Video 'Pill' Spots Hidden Crohn's Disease

A tiny capsule takes pictures of the intestine, experts explain

10/18/2007
Chronic Reflux Often Leads to Sleepless Nights

Almost half of sufferers are kept awake by a variety of symptoms, survey found

10/18/2007
Study Reveals E.Coli's Grip on Gut

Finding might aid illness prevention, treatment, researchers say

10/18/2007
Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough

These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

10/16/2007
Chronic GI Troubles Keep Workers Off the Job

They lose one day a week on average, study finds

10/16/2007
Raw Seafood Poses Digestive Risks

Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramping and vomiting, researchers say

10/15/2007
Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs

Aspirin, ibuprofen and similar medicines pose big stomach risks, study notes

10/11/2007
Lettuce's Roots Lure Salmonella

A sugar-like substance attracts the dangerous pathogen, scientists say

10/5/2007
Mouse Study Gives Clues to Colitis

A key immune deficiency can spur the disease, researchers say