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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease promoted by microbial-induced pathway
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder and affects approximately 1 billion people worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Developments in oral immunization delivery viewed as potential weapon to combat global health threats
Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. (Medical News Today)

Understanding cancer spread by researching blood and lymphatic vessels
Knowing more about how blood and lymphatic vessels develop in the gut should lead to new ways to prevent cancer spread and gut-specific lymphatic diseases, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

New study reveals 1 in 10 Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients are misdiagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A new study, published in the UEG Journal reveals that 10% of IBD patients are misdiagnosed with IBS and in 3% of cases the misdiagnosis can persist for five or more years. (Medical News Today)

How gut bacterial resources are hijacked to promote intestinal illnesses
UT Southwestern Medical Center microbiologists have identified key bacteria in the gut whose resources are hijacked to spread harmful foodborne E. coli infections and other intestinal illnesses. (Medical News Today)

Adults in England living with Ulcerated Colitis (UC) will have treatment option of AbbVie's anti-TNF Humira (adalimumab)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have announced that AbbVie's anti-TNF treatment, HUMIRA® (adalimumab), is recommended as an option for adults in England living with... (Medical News Today)

For producing comprehensive patient reports, computer system more effective than doctors
A computer system was more effective than doctors at collecting information about patient symptoms, producing reports that were more complete, organized and useful than narratives generated by... (Medical News Today)

Study links Parkinson's disease to gut bacteria
A new study finds that people with Parkinson's disease have a different mix of gut bacteria to healthy counterparts, suggesting this might be useful for diagnosis or treatment. (Medical News Today)

Islet cell transplantation after pancreas removal may help preserve normal blood sugar
Surgery to remove all or part of the pancreas and then transplant a patient's own insulin-producing islet cells appears to be a safe and effective final measure to alleviate pain from severe... (Medical News Today)

Malnutrition is an important predictor of long-term survival in older patients undergoing the Whipple procedure for benign pancreatic diseases
The American College of Surgeons NSQIP and American Geriatric Society Best Practice Guidelines criteria for preoperative severe nutritional risk is a useful tool that allows surgeons to better select... (Medical News Today)

Rule of three: hormone triplet offers hope for obesity and diabetes
A new substance that unifies the action profiles of three gastrointestinal hormones lowers the blood sugar level and reduces body fat considerably beyond existing drugs. (Medical News Today)

Making cholera treatment more effective - just add rice
Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae infects the small intestine, resulting in severe diarrhea and vomiting, which can result in dehydration and death. (Medical News Today)

UEG puts the need for better care for IBD patients in Europe on the political agenda
With inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) thought to cost the European Community over €2 billion in annual healthcare costs, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is calling for EU politicians... (Medical News Today)

Stem cells recreated from deceased patients to study present-day illnesses
Cedars-Sinai team remakes brain and gut stem cells in a dish to test potential therapies for debilitating and fatal diseases. (Medical News Today)

Experts attend European Parliament to call for urgent action to improve Clostridium difficile infection management in Europe
CDI Europe, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and MEP Karin Kadenbach today hosted an event at the European Parliament to highlight the urgent action needed to address the... (Medical News Today)

Simple blood test identifies genetic mutation responsible for serious disorder common in Inuit
Researchers have identified the cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits from exercise following bariatric surgery
Researchers discover that moderate exercise following bariatric surgery reduces specific metabolic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

'Friendly viruses' as beneficial to gut health as 'friendly bacteria'
New mouse study provides strong evidence that a virome of friendly viruses can be as helpful as a microbiome of friendly bacteria in maintaining gut health and fighting infections. (Medical News Today)

2D images as the new tool for cancer prevention
Portuguese researchers have developed a new method, which from images of a protein in a population of cells quantifies its distribution (how much there is, and where in the cell) for that... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify genetic mutation responsible for a serious disorder common in Inuit people
Researchers have identified the cause for a disorder common in Inuit people that prevents the absorption of sucrose, causing gastrointestinal distress and failure to thrive in infants. (Medical News Today)

Antacid cimetidine could be 1 of many common over-the-counter medicines to treat cancer
A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience. (Medical News Today)

Scientists develop process that turns human waste into rocket fuel
Researchers from the University of Florida have found a way to convert human waste into a biogas - a mix of methane and carbon dioxide - that can power a space shuttle. (Medical News Today)

Should we worry about tapeworms?
Difficult to detect and prodigious in appetite, tapeworms are the stuff of hypochondriacs' nightmares. But how much of a threat do they pose to humans? (Medical News Today)

With Thanksgiving in mind, video shows what happens when you overeat
The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. (Medical News Today)

In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. (Medical News Today)

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