Digestion Health News

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9/27/2007
Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome

Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S.

9/24/2007
No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble

Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

9/6/2007
Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer

Mixing in the stomach, this combo encourages carcinogens, study suggests

8/31/2007
Constipation's Many Causes and Cures

Poor diet, medication and nerve-and-muscular dysfunction can create problems

8/21/2007
One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis

Study questions usefulness of secondary procedures

8/9/2007
FDA Sees No Heart Risk With Heartburn Drugs

Preliminary studies suggested possible problems with Prilosec and Nexium

8/6/2007
Farms Shield Kids From Bowel Disease

Barnyard dirt may bolster young immune systems, research suggests

7/30/2007
Inflammatory Joint, Bowel Diseases May Be Linked

Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disorder share common genetics, study suggests

7/18/2007
New Crohn's Disease Drug Shows Promise

Studies suggest certolizumab pegol may be effective option for patients

7/17/2007
Bacterial Colitis on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

Number of patients with the illness continues to climb, study finds

7/13/2007
Heartburn Is More Than Just an Annoyance

It affects millions and can lead to more serious illness, experts say

7/5/2007
Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids

They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

7/2/2007
Study Spots New Pancreatic Cancer Drug Target

A cell receptor multiplies as tumors grow and spread, researchers say

6/14/2007
Vitamin A Compound Could Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mouse study shows retinoic acid can ease inflammation

5/27/2007
Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis

Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

5/25/2007
Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel

Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

5/23/2007
Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk

Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

5/21/2007
A Little Soup Can Help You Lose Weight: Study

Other research examines potential treatments for constipation, digestive disorders

4/23/2007
Bowel Disease, Nerve Problems Linked

Crohn's, colitis sufferers at high risk for carpal tunnel, other woes, study finds

4/23/2007
Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma

H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

4/21/2007
Misconceptions Linger Around Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It's not 'in people's heads' and its severity varies widely, expert says

4/19/2007
Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood

Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

4/18/2007
Prilosec Helps Control Bleeding in Ulcer Patients

The drug appears to reduce the need for more invasive treatment, study says

3/9/2007
'Driven' Personalities May Encourage Irritable Bowel

Anxiety, restlessness could exacerbate the disease, experts say

3/3/2007
Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms

Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

2/9/2007
2/4/2007
Score Against Heartburn This Super Bowl Sunday

Armchair quarterbacks should snack wisely, experts say

12/26/2006
Powerful Antacids Boost Chances of Hip Fracture

Using proton pump inhibitors for more than a year raised risk by 44 percent, study finds

12/20/2006
Obesity Alters Digestive-Tract Bacteria

Finding could lead to new weight-loss treatments, study suggests

12/8/2006
HIV-Infected Intestinal Immune Cells Never Rebound

Levels remain low despite years of treatment, study finds

12/1/2006
Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans

It offers slightly poorer images but is more palatable than standard contrast agents, study finds

11/23/2006
Tempting Holiday Treats Can Be Hard to Swallow

Fatty foods, alcohol and overeating are triggers for acid reflux

10/26/2006
Colon Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives

One study shows a real decline in deaths, another suggests 10-year colonoscopy interval is safe

10/26/2006
Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments

Variant helps protect people from the bowel disorders, experts say

10/17/2006
Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk

The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

10/17/2006
Antibiotic May Ease IBS Long After Treatment

But experts are divided on the drug's effectiveness

10/6/2006
Spinach Gets Green Light, But Where Are the Greens?

Wary consumers mean markets may only slowly restock shelves, experts say

9/28/2006
Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

9/25/2006
Heartburn Drugs Might Slow Heart Failure

Small study finds value in over-the-counter Pepcid

9/5/2006
Pediatricians Say Dairy OK for Lactose-Intolerant Kids

New guidelines stress the need for proper calcium intake for bone health

8/24/2006
Intestinal Protein May Help Fight Disease

Discovery could boost treatment for bowel disorders, infection

7/19/2006
Researchers Spot New Gene-Linked Gastric Disorder

'Enteric anendocrinosis' causes chronic diarrhea in children, experts say

6/29/2006
Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills

CDC reports 9 cases of human salmonella linked to dog or cat snacks

6/28/2006
Enzyme Could Help Celiac Disease Patients Tolerate Gluten

Barley-based compound may prevent allergic inflammation, researchers say

6/15/2006
Intestinal Surgery Could Raise Women's Infertility Risk

In colitis patients, procedures tripled the odds compare to drug therapy.

6/1/2006
Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder

Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

5/25/2006
Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel

Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

5/24/2006
Technology May Bring Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy

Computer guidance and better sedation could lessen discomfort, experts say

5/22/2006
Diet Drink Mixers May Make You Drunker

Low-cal choices boost blood-alcohol level, study finds

5/7/2006
Give Heartburn the Heave-Ho

Some expert tips: Loosen your belt at dinner, and sleep on your left side