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30 Jun
Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Banking samples of your own poop in your youth and then transplanting them back when you're old might be a key to healthy aging, scientists suggest.

Stool samples frozen and stored when a person is vital and healthy could potentially rejuvenate bacteria in the gut that's...

13 May
Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer may feel like a death sentence because this fast-moving disease is often discovered at a later stage, when it's harder to treat.

Now, a new study offers hope for earlier diagnosis, finding an association between recent

14 Mar
Scientists Discover Cause of Swallowing Disorder in German Shepherds

Scientists Discover Cause of Swallowing Disorder in German Shepherds

German shepherds are one of the most noble dog breeds on the planet, but they can fall prey to an often deadly swallowing disorder.

Now, researchers report they have not only identified a gene variant that explains this susceptibility, but they have also designed a test...

08 Dec
Gastro Symptoms of Menopause May Vary by Race

Gastro Symptoms of Menopause May Vary by Race

When a woman's periods begin to slow down and finally stop, digestive problems often pick up -- and new research suggests race and ethnicity play a role.

With menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, while cortisol levels increase, triggering an adrenaline boost that chan...

05 Aug
Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study

Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study

Taking vitamin D supplements won't improve painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), British researchers report.

IBS is a chronic digestive disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms come and go for some people, but th...

09 Jun
New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive Woes

New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive Woes

There isn't enough scientific evidence to support using probiotics to treat most digestive disorders, according to a new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guideline.

Probiotics are living, microscopic organisms found in foods or dietary supplements, acco...

19 Mar
Almost Half of Coronavirus Patients Have Digestive Symptoms

Almost Half of Coronavirus Patients Have Digestive Symptoms

Diarrhea and other digestive symptoms are the main complaint in nearly half of coronavirus patients, Chinese researchers report.

Most patients with the coronavirus have respiratory symptoms, but these findings from the early stages of the outbreak show that digestive...

19 Feb
Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost, too.

The diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil and fish, and low in red meat and ...

24 Dec
Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?

Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?

Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

Heartburn got its name from the burning sensation you get when acid that rises up from the stomach burns the esophagus, which is located ...

19 Jun
Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study

Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study

Yogurt is a healthy food, and it may also be a cancer fighter, a new study suggests.

Men who had two or more servings of yogurt a week had a 26% lower risk of developing precancerous growths in their colon, a new study reports. Researchers didn't find the same ca...

05 Jun
Average American Ingests 70,000 Bits of Microplastic Each Year

Average American Ingests 70,000 Bits of Microplastic Each Year

Extremely tiny bits of plastic: They're in your food and drink, and even in the air around you.

Now, new research calculates that the average American consumes more than 70,000 particles of these "microplastics" every year -- and even that's likely an underestimation...

01 May
'Microbiome' May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

'Microbiome' May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms.

Although this research is in its infancy, it's hoped that someday scientists might tweak the gut bacteria...

14 Feb
Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified.

The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and underst...

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