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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics
Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. (Medical News Today)

The health benefits of whole grain oats: new scientific review
According to a new, wide-reaching collection of scientific reviews published in the October 2014 supplement issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, oats may play an important role in improving... (Medical News Today)

Heart failure linked to gut bacteria compound
New study finds that risk of death from heart failure in patients with the condition is linked to levels of the compound TMAO - a byproduct of gut bacteria - in their blood. (Medical News Today)

Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (area where the esophagus meets the stomach). (Medical News Today)

EndoGastric solutions reports two-year durability data from TIF Registry for GERD patients choosing Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS) has announced publication of US registry data showing that long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) sufferers who underwent an incisionless procedure... (Medical News Today)

Risk of ruptured appendix for young children increased by poor access to general surgeons
Delayed treatment for appendicitis can often lead to a ruptured appendix. That's exactly what is more likely to happen to many children in North Carolina if they have to delay getting treatment... (Medical News Today)

Miniature human stomach grown from stem cells
Researchers have grown fully functioning, miniature human stomachs from stem cells, providing a model in which to study diseases such as stomach cancer and metabolic syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Scripps Research Institute MS drug candidate also shows promise for ulcerative colitis
Positive new clinical data has been released on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). (Medical News Today)

Major survey reveals changing trends and inequalities in healthcare provision for gastrointestinal disorders across Europe
A major pan-European survey into the burden of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and the delivery of care has revealed changing trends in many important GI and liver diseases and worrying... (Medical News Today)

Vaccine/adjuvant combination against a leading cause of bacterial diarrhea shows great promise for saving children's lives
New results from a safety and immunogenicity study, which included a challenge phase to test efficacy, indicate that a live attenuated enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine candidate, given... (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria byproduct impacts heart failure
A chemical byproduct of intestinal bacteria-dependent digestion, TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide) - already proven to contribute to heart disease and to be an accurate tool for predicting future heart... (Medical News Today)

Research could pave way to more effective drugs for inflammation
Six Case Western Reserve scientists are part of an international team that has discovered two compounds that show promise in decreasing inflammation associated with diseases such as ulcerative... (Medical News Today)

How microbes build a powerful antibiotic
Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. (Medical News Today)

Presented data show palonosetron is a valuable option for treating pediatric patients receiving moderately to highly emetogenic chemotherapy
Helsinn Group, presented data at the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) congress establishing that palonosetron, at a dose 20 mug/kg, is a valuable and efficacious treatment option... (Medical News Today)

Multi-analyte test successfully identifies esophageal cancer patients who are extremely resistant to standard treatment of chemoradiation therapy
Castle Biosciences Inc. has announced that results from a second validation study of its proprietary multi-analyte test, DecisionDx-EC, confirmed the test's ability to identify which esophageal... (Medical News Today)

An over-the-scope clipping device for endoscopic management of gastrointestinal defects is safe and effective
An international multicenter study reports that over-the-scope clip (OTSC) placement is a safe and effective therapy for the closure of gastrointestinal (GI) defects, which includes anastomotic... (Medical News Today)

Temple study suggests a novel approach for treating non-cardiac chest pain
Chest pain doesn't necessarily come from the heart. An estimated 200,000 Americans each year experience non-cardiac chest pain, which in addition to pain can involve painful swallowing, discomfort... (Medical News Today)

Sleep duration affects risk for ulcerative colitis
If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study1 in Clinical... (Medical News Today)

Trial flu, Ebola drug shows promise against norovirus
An experimental drug currently undergoing trials as a treatment for influenza and Ebola virus disease causes norovirus to mutate itself to death in infected mice, a study shows. (Medical News Today)

Salix's TARGET 3 study examines the safety and efficacy of repeat treatment with Rifaximin for IBS with diarrhea
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. has announced that Dr. Anthony Lembo of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will present the results of TARGET 3 in a late-breaking podium presentation at the American... (Medical News Today)

Expert highlights research innovation and is optimistic about the future of IBS treatment
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may at last be able to hope for a brighter future as innovative new treatments emerge and researchers clarify the role of current therapies. (Medical News Today)

Males with IBS report more social stress than females, UB study finds
One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do... (Medical News Today)

New class of drugs shows promise in treating chronic diarrhoea
A pilot study testing a new type of drug in patients with chronic diarrhoea has shown promising effects on reducing their symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus
Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with... (Medical News Today)

Jet lag can cause obesity by disrupting the daily rhythms of gut microbes
Organisms ranging from bacteria to humans have circadian clocks to help them synchronize their biological activities to the time of day. (Medical News Today)

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