Gastrointestinal Problems News

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11/1/2017
10/26/2017
9/21/2017
Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Raise Cancer Risk in Kids

Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force

9/7/2017
Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

Study hints that change in eating habits may be as effective as medications

8/23/2017
How Safe Is Your Drinking Water? Take a Look

Even 'allowable' cloudiness could cause tummy troubles, study says

8/18/2017
Less is More for the Adult Cholera Vaccine

Giving just one shot instead of two may be better way to control outbreaks, researcher suggests

7/7/2017
Recurring Intestinal Infections on the Rise in U.S.: Study

Clostridium difficile is the No. 1 health care-linked infection in America, and some people can't shake it

6/29/2017
Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis

Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

6/17/2017
Cooking Out? Don't Forget Your Food Thermometer

Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

6/15/2017
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

6/9/2017
Exercise and Gut Health

Can too much exercise cause your digestive system to malfunction?

4/7/2017
Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

2/2/2017
Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

1/27/2017
Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism

Small study found giving healthy gut bacteria to young patients led to reduction in symptoms

1/20/2017
Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

1/19/2017
Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes

However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease

1/10/2017
Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men

Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

12/29/2016
Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery

Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

11/17/2016
Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

10/10/2016
Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble

Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

9/13/2016
Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

9/12/2016
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

8/31/2016
3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth

Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

8/18/2016
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

7/9/2016
Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

6/6/2016
Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

5/23/2016
Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

5/11/2016
DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut

Genes involved were related to diet preference, metabolism and immune defense, study finds

4/28/2016
Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

4/14/2016
Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

3/14/2016
Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds

Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

2/17/2016
Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

11/26/2015
Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

11/25/2015
Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Expert offers tips for avoiding heartburn this holiday

11/17/2015
More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

10/27/2015
Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

10/21/2015
Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

10/21/2015
Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation

Clinical trial halted early because the treatment was effective

10/14/2015
Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal

Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

9/10/2015
Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

9/3/2015
Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study

Despite 'good' bacteria treatment, antibiotic-resistant bacteria still colonized ICU patients' intestines

8/7/2015
Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

7/17/2015
Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick

Study finds bacteria from wastewater can linger much longer in the sand than in the sea

7/10/2015
Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says

Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

7/8/2015
Severe Burns May Trigger Dangerous Shifts in Gut Germs

Study suggests that treating patients with probiotics might help prevent complications

6/23/2015
Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?

One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

6/8/2015
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study

Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

5/28/2015
FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

5/19/2015
Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products