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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Study finds association between exposure to aflatoxin and gallbladder cancer
In a small study in Chile that included patients with gallbladder cancer, exposure to aflatoxin (a toxin produced by mold) was associated with an increased risk of gallbladder cancer, according to... (Medical News Today)

Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
Children with diarrhea misdiagnosed more often if weight is sole criterionAdam C. Levine, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gut
Buck Institute scientists say impaired interactions between macrophages and stem cells are likely players in human intestinal maladies like IBS, leaky gut and colorectal cancersHaving a healthy... (Medical News Today)

In study, new swab reveals one-third of babies with severe diarrhea had undiagnosed, treatable infection
Innovative 'flocked swab' improves diagnosis, treatment of deadly childhood diarrheal diseases; results could prompt rethink of how to manage second leading cause of death among children under... (Medical News Today)

New study finds that proton therapy has fewer side effects in esophageal cancer patients
Significant differences from current radiation therapiesNew research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that esophageal cancer patients treated with proton... (Medical News Today)

How our gut changes across the life course
Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health. (Medical News Today)

Physicians can play key role in preventing foodborne illness
Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the threats of... (Medical News Today)

IBS can be quickly diagnosed with new blood test
A gastroenterologist has developed two new blood tests that can quickly and efficiently diagnose irritable bowel syndrome by detecting specific antibodies in the patient. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals intestinal bacteria succession during recovery from cholera in Bangladesh
Patterns of microbial population change suggest potential strategies to support recoveryA new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients... (Medical News Today)

Horizontal gene transfer in E. coli
Escherichia coli O104 is an emergent disease-causing bacterium various strains of which are becoming increasingly well known and troublesome. (Medical News Today)

Computer-assisted sedation reduces patient recovery time by almost 20 percent
Propofol sedation method may also improve efficiency in staffing endoscopic unitsUse of computer-assisted propofol sedation for routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy reduced recovery room time... (Medical News Today)

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon US pivotal trial results presented
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, has announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA&trade... (Medical News Today)

Researchers make progress engineering digestive system tissues
New proof-of-concept research at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine suggests the potential for engineering replacement intestine tissue in the lab, a treatment that could be applied to... (Medical News Today)

Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
First prospective study finds women currently using MHT are twice as likely to develop lower gastrointestinal bleedingCurrent users of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are more than twice as... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies gluten in more than half of probiotics
A study reveals more than half of probiotics on sale in the US contain traces of gluten, with some labeled gluten-free containing the protein at levels exceeding FDA standards. (Medical News Today)

New molecular test determines dysbiosis in IBS and IBD patients
A multicenter study published in the peer-reviewed journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics shows that a new molecular test accurately detects changes in gut microbiota called dysbiosis. (Medical News Today)

New, simple blood test to quickly and reliably diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Commonwealth Laboratories, Inc. has announced the availability of IBSchek™, a new blood test designed to help physicians quickly and reliably diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). (Medical News Today)

Infant antibiotic use linked to adult diseases
New study may lead to recommendations for antibiotic usage and a clinical test for measuring gut microbe development in childrenA new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has... (Medical News Today)

New study on acupuncture to reduce pain and inflammation in children with acute appendicitis
Acupuncture was shown to lessen pain and reduce the underlying inflammation in pediatric patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Alternative... (Medical News Today)

New study finds that many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic use in infancy, gut microbe disruption, and disease later in life are all linked, say researchers
Researchers have put together an evidence-based map of the different ways antibiotic use in infancy may lead to gut microbe imbalances and increase risk of disease in adulthood. (Medical News Today)

The infant gut microbiome: New studies on its origins and how it's knocked out of balance
A fecal sample analysis of 98 Swedish infants over the first year of life found a connection between the development of a child's gut microbiome and the way he or she is delivered. (Medical News Today)

Celiac disease linked to increased risk of nerve damage
Patients with celiac disease may be around 2.5 times more likely to develop nerve damage than patients without the autoimmune condition, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Personal microbiomes could uniquely identify individuals
Scientists have demonstrated that the microbial communities are as unique to the individual as fingerprints and could be used as a form of identification. (Medical News Today)

Researchers organize to decipher possible role of gut bacteria in autism
Autism: for a condition that continues to confound researchers and physicians alike, Dr. Richard E. (Medical News Today)

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