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Health News - GastroIntestinal

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)

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)

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