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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Australian government commitment needed to reduce cancer care inequalities
Cancer health inequalities between regional and urban Australia remain despite recent progress, and ongoing commitment from state and federal governments is vital for continued narrowing of the... (Medical News Today)

Scientists create fully functional 'organoids' of human intestines
Researchers have successfully grown fully functional intestinal 'organoids' and transplanted them into mice, paving the way for personalized treatments for digestive disorders. (Medical News Today)

Pitt/McGowan Institute team discovers stem cells in the esophagus
Despite previous indications to the contrary, the esophagus does have its own pool of stem cells, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in an animal study published... (Medical News Today)

Seroprevalence of norovirus genogroup IV antibodies among humans, Italy, 2010-2011
The word "norovirus" often conjures up images of an outbreak among people in close quarters, such as on cruise ships. But noroviruses also infect animals, such as dogs and cats. (Medical News Today)

UK tops global league table for gullet cancer (adenocarcinoma) in men
The UK tops the international league table for a type of gullet (oesophageal) cancer, known as adenocarcinoma, in men, reveals a comprehensive estimate of the total number of new cases around the... (Medical News Today)

Disputed theory on Parkinson's origin strengthened
Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. (Medical News Today)

Probiotic decreases the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis
A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. (Medical News Today)

100 years of anatomy corrected leads to better outcomes for patients
New research led by Professor of Surgery, J. Calvin Coffey, Graduate Entry Medical School, UL and Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has refuted a century of mistaken abdominal... (Medical News Today)

Widely used sanitation programmes do not necessarily improve health
A sanitation programme currently being widely implemented in low-income communities in India significantly increases latrine coverage but does not actually improve health, a study involving 100... (Medical News Today)

UPMC investigation into GI scope-related infections changes national guidelines
National guidelines for the cleaning of certain gastrointestinal (GI) scopes are likely to be updated due to findings from UPMC's infection prevention team. (Medical News Today)

Features of human intestinal cancer found in fruit flies
Researchers in Spain have determined how a transcription factor known as Mirror regulates tumour-like growth in the intestines of fruit flies. (Medical News Today)

Risk of later wetting problems increase when potty training takes place before age 2
Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (Medical News Today)

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors a greater risk for newly identified group
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have, for the first time, clearly defined the epidemiology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which occur primarily... (Medical News Today)

Bacterial protein implicated in eating disorders
Eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating disorder affect approximately 5-10% of the general population, but the biological mechanisms involved are unknown. (Medical News Today)

Novel heart and gut disease discovered
Physicians and researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine, Universite de Montreal, CHU de Quebec, Universite Laval, and Hubrecht Institute have discovered a rare disease affecting both heart rate and... (Medical News Today)

Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding can be increased by common painkillers in combination with other drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - such as ibuprofen and aspirin - increase one's risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. (Medical News Today)

Gut takes care of friendly bacteria during illness
Mouse study shows the body - when sick - protects friendly gut bacteria and boosts resistance to pathogens, suggesting disruption of this may lead to chronic diseases like Crohn's. (Medical News Today)

Mix of intestinal bacteria and the risk of inflammatory bone disease affected by diet
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds diet may influence susceptibility to autoinflammatory disease in at-risk individuals by favoring intestinal bacteria that fuel or dampen... (Medical News Today)

New interim phase 3 maintenance data support the long-term efficacy of vedolizumab in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH ("Takeda") have announced that new data from GEMINI LTS (Long-Term Safety), a Phase 3, ongoing, open-label extension study of Entyvio® (vedolizumab)... (Medical News Today)

In at-risk infants, delayed introduction to gluten appears not to prevent celiac disease
How can parents with the autoimmune disorder celiac disease prevent or delay the condition's development in their children? (Medical News Today)

Gut microbe may help screen for 'bubble boy disease' SCID
Babies with SCID - once referred to as 'bubble boy disease' - can die if the disease is not detected. Now, a mouse study suggests a gut microbe as a potential biomarker for it. (Medical News Today)

Sick mice divert internal resources to protect beneficial gut bacteria, which appear to help fight infection
To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbe in patients may enable detection of 'bubble boy' disorder
Many people recognize "the bubble boy" as an unusual character from a "Seinfeld" episode or a John Travolta movie. (Medical News Today)

Clostridium ramosum improves nutrient uptake in the small intestine, promoting obesity
A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, may cause animals to gain weight. (Medical News Today)

Life threatening diarrhea rates nearly doubled in 10 years
Infections with the intestinal superbug C. difficile nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010 in U.S. (Medical News Today)

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