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17 Mar
Could a Yeast Found in Cheese Be Key to Easing Crohn's Disease?

Could a Yeast Found in Cheese Be Key to Easing Crohn's Disease?

A new tissue infection has been identified in Crohn's disease patients, and researchers say their finding could ultimately lead to better treatment of the common inflammatory bowel disease.

Areas of unhealed wounds in the intestines of Crohn's patients have elevated leve...

23 Feb
You've Got Tens of Thousands of Virus Species Living in Your Gut

You've Got Tens of Thousands of Virus Species Living in Your Gut

Researchers have identified more than 140,000 viruses that live in the human gut, including half that were previously unknown.

The number and variety of viruses found in more than 28,000 gut microbiome samples gathered from different parts of the world are surprisingly h...

22 Feb
Chronic Heartburn Raises Odds for Cancers of Larynx, Esophagus

Chronic Heartburn Raises Odds for Cancers of Larynx, Esophagus

People with chronic heartburn may face increased risks of several rare types of cancer, a large U.S. government study shows.

Researchers found that among more than 490,000 Americans aged 50 and up, those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had about twice the ris...

09 Feb
Neanderthal Poop Provides Clues to  Modern Humans' 'Microbiome'

Neanderthal Poop Provides Clues to  Modern Humans' 'Microbiome'

What can poop from ancient Neanderthals tell us?

It turns out that it harbors valuable information about modern-day gut health.

An international research group led by the University of Bologna in Italy analyzed ancient DNA samples extracted from 50,000-year-old sed...

13 Jan
Stuck at Home, Suffering With COVID? Experts Offer Guidance on Care

Stuck at Home, Suffering With COVID? Experts Offer Guidance on Care

Most folks infected with COVID-19 will only have mild or moderate illness -- but that means they'll still be stuck at home and feeling really lousy.

What's the best way to cope?

In many ways, you want to behave as you would if you were suffering from a cold or the ...

14 Dec
New Clues to Crohn's Disease in Kids

New Clues to Crohn's Disease in Kids

Important clues about Crohn's disease in children have emerged in new research.

Scientists analyzed gene expression in individual cells in the inner lining (epithelium) of the intestines of human fetuses, six to 10 weeks after conception.

Then, they examined tissue...

27 Nov
Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids

Preemie Babies End Up Hospitalized More as Kids

Children born prematurely have a higher risk of hospitalization later on than those born at full term, a new study says.

Health problems are common in premature babies, though the risk falls as they grow up. But researchers said it has been unclear when the risk begins t...

06 Nov
1 in 6 COVID Patients Only Have Gastro Symptoms: Study

1 in 6 COVID Patients Only Have Gastro Symptoms: Study

Though COVID-19 calls to mind common symptoms such as fever and cough, at least 16% of infected patients have only gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a large research review.

A team from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Canada reviewed ...

15 Oct
Bogus 'Cure' Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products

Bogus 'Cure' Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products

CBD has been widely marketed as a cure-all for whatever ails you, and a new study finds many Americans are buying the sales pitch.

Researchers tracking a Reddit forum on CBD found many folks discussing use of cannabidiol to treat conditions for which there are proven, ...

06 Oct
Researchers Identify Bacteria Responsible for Key Crohn's Complication

Researchers Identify Bacteria Responsible for Key Crohn's Complication

Leaking bacteria from the intestine triggers "creeping fat" that often occurs in people with Crohn's disease, according to a new study.

Creeping fat is abdominal fat that wraps around the intestines of patients with this type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It w...

18 Sep
Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say.

The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after a private, four-year battle with colon cancer...

17 Sep
Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Just a few cups of coffee a day may help slow down the deadly progression of advanced colon cancer, new research finds.

Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during t...

18 Aug
His Body Brewed Its Own Alcohol, But a Fecal Transplant Shut the Brewery Down

His Body Brewed Its Own Alcohol, But a Fecal Transplant Shut the Brewery Down

In a first, doctors have used a fecal transplant to treat a rare condition that causes the body to brew its own alcohol.

The disorder, known as auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), occurs when yeast builds up in the gut and converts sugar from food into alcohol. The result i...

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...

01 Jun
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Are Linked: Review

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Are Linked: Review

There's an association between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and celiac disease, according to a new research review.

Researchers analyzed dozens of studies published between 1978 and 2019 that included tens of millions of people in Europe, North America and Asia....

14 May
Studies Show COVID-19 Can Infect and Harm Digestive Organs

Studies Show COVID-19 Can Infect and Harm Digestive Organs

The new coronavirus isn't just attacking the lungs: New research shows it's causing harm to the gastrointestinal tract, especially in more advanced cases of COVID-19.

A variety of imaging scans performed on hospitalized COVID-19 patients showed bowel abnormalities, a...

12 May
Stomach Ills May Signal COVID-19 in Kids, Study Says

Stomach Ills May Signal COVID-19 in Kids, Study Says

A cough or other respiratory symptoms aren't the only early signs of COVID-19 in children, according to researchers.

They examined the cases of five children who were admitted to the hospital with digestive tract symptoms and later diagnosed with pneumonia and COVID-...

15 Apr
Is It a Heart Attack or Just Gastric Bloating?

Is It a Heart Attack or Just Gastric Bloating?

Severe bloating can put pressure on the heart and trigger heart monitor readings that can be mistaken for a heart attack, a new case report shows.

It involved a previously healthy 41-year-old man who was seen by doctors at the University of Southern California in Los...

09 Apr
'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

Probiotic supplements containing "killed" bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests.

Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. An...

01 Apr
Mild COVID-19 Often Appears With Only Gastro Symptoms: Study

Mild COVID-19 Often Appears With Only Gastro Symptoms: Study

When most people think of COVID-19, they imagine symptoms such as a dry cough and high fever. But new research out of China shows that a minority of cases appear with gastrointestinal symptoms only.

In about one-quarter of patients in the new study, diarrhea and othe...

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...

17 Mar
Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study

Belly Fat Can Lead to a Sudden Attack of Pancreatitis: Study

Obesity is not only tied to chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, researchers now say it's also linked to a painful condition known as acute pancreatitis.

"We were able to demonstrate that fat within the belly is rapidly degraded during acute [sudden-onset] pancreat...

07 Feb
For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study

Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises.

Researchers looked at more than 125,000 patients in Denmark with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation...

05 Feb
Why Some High-Fiber Diets Cause Gas -- And What to Do About It

Why Some High-Fiber Diets Cause Gas -- And What to Do About It

If you want to reduce bloating when eating a high-fiber diet, try making it carbohydrate-rich rather than protein-rich, new study findings suggest.

Bloating is a common side effect that discourages many people from adopting a high-fiber diet.

For the study,...

15 Jan
Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype

Probiotics: Don't Buy the Online Hype

Many people turn to the internet with health questions, but how reliable is the information you find? When it comes to probiotics, a new study urges caution.

The research found that of 150 websites that came up with a search of probiotics, most were commercial sites,...

10 Jan
Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications -- including generic forms of Zantac -- because the pills might contain small amounts of a suspected carcinogen.

The substance, called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (...

20 Nov
HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

HPV Blamed for Rising Rates of Anal Cancer

Anal cancer rates have surged in the past 15 years, and the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) may be to blame, a new study suggests.

"What was very shocking to us was that the rate and incidence of anal cancer has increased very fast," said lead resear...

30 Oct
Tainted Fecal Transplant Killed One Patient -- More Vigilance Needed

Tainted Fecal Transplant Killed One Patient -- More Vigilance Needed

Fecal transplants can bring the promise of an improved microbiome in ill patients, but a new report suggests they are not risk-free.

In a fecal transplant, donated fecal matter is processed and put into capsules for patients to swallow. Once in the gut, the capsules...

09 Sep
Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

Drink Coffee, Avoid Gallstones?

To the many ways in which coffee seems to confer unexpected health benefits, add a lowered risk of painful gallstones.

After tracking nearly 105,000 Danes for an average of eight years, researchers found that those who downed more than six cups per day of the world's...

01 Aug
More 'Buyer Beware' Warnings for Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics

More 'Buyer Beware' Warnings for Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics

Folks who get treatment from a stem cell clinic could be spending their money on what amounts to snake oil, a new study warns.

Doctors administering stem cells might have no expertise in the condition they're trying to treat, and the cells themselves might be derived f...

30 Jul
Heartburn Drugs Might Bring Allergy Woes

Heartburn Drugs Might Bring Allergy Woes

There are numerous drugs to treat digestive woes caused by heartburn or stomach ulcers. But solving one health problem may be causing another.

New research from Austria found that people who use drugs that suppress stomach acid were almost twice as likely to need dru...

14 Jun
FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

Fecal transplants -- transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised "microbiome" -- is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills.

But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a...

06 Jun
Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests.

The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans. It's the latest to raise concerns over drugs c...

12 Apr
Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome -- the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines -- affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the symptoms of autism.

The small study of 18 children w...

12 Apr
Kids' ER Visits for Swallowing Toys, Foreign Objects Have Doubled Since 1990s

Kids' ER Visits for Swallowing Toys, Foreign Objects Have Doubled Since 1990s

About 100 kids a day are rushed to U.S. emergency rooms after accidentally swallowing a toy piece, battery, magnet or other foreign object, according to new research.

That's almost twice as many as in the mid-1990s.

"The sheer number of these injuries is ca...

13 Mar
Are 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?

Are 'Inactive' Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?

More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests.

Lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical dyes are added to drugs to improve taste, prolong shelf life, improve abso...

20 Feb
High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

High-Fat Diets Do No Favors for Your Gut Bacteria

Has a high-fat meal ever left you feeling bloated and sluggish? It turns out that a heavier fat diet may keep the many bacteria that live in your digestive system from doing their best, too.

New research found that when people boosted their fat intake to 40 percent ...

20 Feb
Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

Gut Microbes May Help Drive Lupus, Study Finds

An imbalance in the gut "microbiome" of people with lupus may be driving the chronic autoimmune disease as well as its flare-ups, new research suggests.

The microbiome is the trillions of helpful bacteria that coexist in the human digestive tract and elsewhere in the...

30 Jan
Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

Pill Expands in Your Stomach to Spot and Track Disease

An expandable pill that can stay in the stomach for a month could help diagnose and monitor a myriad of gastro ills, a new study in pigs suggests.

The pill has a Jell-O-like consistency. Once it reaches the stomach, it quickly swells to the size of a ping-pong ball a...

22 Jan
'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

'Poop Transplants' May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer.

But now, research suggests that fecal transplants -- basically, delivering a healthy person's stool into the colitis patient's di...

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