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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Medtronic introduces enhanced therapy to treat debilitating symptoms of serious stomach disorder
Medtronic, Inc. has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, under a humanitarian device exemption* (HDE),for the Medtronic Enterra II System. (Medical News Today)

Viruses may play unexpected role in inflammatory bowel diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a decrease in the diversity of bacteria in the gut, but a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (Medical News Today)

Immune system promotes digestive health by fostering community of 'good' bacteria
As many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. (Medical News Today)

Travelers taking antibiotics may be helping spread of 'superbugs'
A study has found that travelers taking antibiotics to treat cases of travelers' diarrhea are increasing their risk of being colonized by dangerous bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Published data demonstrates superiority of TIF procedure over PPI
EndoGastric Solutions (EGS) announces that Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute and the most prominent journal in the field of... (Medical News Today)

New revolutionary culturing technique for liver and pancreas
Researchers at the Hubrecht Institute and the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht successfully developed a culturing system for human liver stem cells as well as stem cells from pancreatic... (Medical News Today)

You are what you eat - how gut bacteria affect brain health
The hundred trillion bacteria living in an adult human-mostly in the intestines, making up the gut microbiome-have a significant impact on behavior and brain health. (Medical News Today)

Coeliac disease rate among young children has almost tripled in past 20 years
The number of young children diagnosed with coeliac disease in the UK has almost tripled over the past 20 years, but kids from poorer families are only half as likely to be diagnosed with the... (Medical News Today)

Is a gluten-free diet really good for our health?
Increasingly, many of us are choosing to scrap gluten from our diet, even in the absence of an intolerance to the protein. But is this a good dietary choice? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
Researchers have revealed that the colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease. (Medical News Today)

Discovery of new signaling intermediates provides clues to novel therapies in pancreatitis
Signaling initiated by pancreatic digestive enzyme-producing (acinar) cells is essential to development of both pain and inflammation in pancreatitis, according to research1 published in the... (Medical News Today)

Novel insight into Hirschsprung's disease
Defects in the protein Sox10, a transcription factor that regulates gene expression, may play a role in the development of post-operative GI dysfunction in Hirschsprung's disease patients, according... (Medical News Today)

How E. coli passes safely through stomach acid
In some parts of the world, many small children become infected with severe diarrhea which often proves fatal. The condition is usually caused by strains of Escherichia coli (commonly known as E. (Medical News Today)

Highly contagious stomach virus may be defeated by antibiotic
Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at... (Medical News Today)

Norovirus germs on surfaces reduced by cold plasma treatment
Treating surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting norovirus, a contagious virus leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

Research on whipworms has implications for human health and animal conservation
About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites. (Medical News Today)

Biochemically modified constituent of yew demonstrates early effectiveness in bile duct cancer
Bile duct cancers are amongst the most aggressive tumour-related diseases and, so far, the medical treatment options available have been limited. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbiota, new EU project studies our friends in the shadows
A new project comprising thirty organisations from fifteen countries has started working together to study the microorganisms in our intestines and the role they play in health, well-being, and how... (Medical News Today)

Eating less salt may reduce the risk of stomach cancer: UEG calls for greater salt-awareness across Europe
Stomach cancer is diagnosed in around 80,000 people in the European Union (EU) each year1 and is associated with a very poor prognosis. (Medical News Today)

Risk of chronic pancreatitis increased by interaction between smoking, alcohol and gene variant
Genetic mutations may link smoking and alcohol consumption to destruction of the pancreas observed in chronic pancreatitis, according to a 12-year study led by researchers at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Dopamine may be a safe anti-angiogenic drug in cancer treatment
A new study led by scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. (Medical News Today)

Newly discovered system signals fullness, may allow viruses to enter nervous system
After each one of those big meals you ate over the holidays, the cells lining your stomach and intestines released hormones into the bloodstream to signal the brain that you were full and should stop... (Medical News Today)

Yeast-devouring gut bacterium may provide new Crohn's treatments
A bacterium that has evolved in the human gut to feed on yeast - consumed by the host in bread, wine and beer - may suggest clues to new autoimmune disease treatments. (Medical News Today)

Non-invasive device enables better monitoring of esophageal disease and inflammation
EnteroTrack, LLC and the University of Colorado (CU) have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market a novel device to monitor inflammation of the... (Medical News Today)

Scientists identify 'killing device' in cholera bacterium that contributes to virulence
In a new study, researchers find that the cholera bacterium - Vibrio cholerae - uses a spear-like device to stab and kill neighboring bacteria before stealing its DNA. (Medical News Today)

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