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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Research presented at "Gut in Focus Symposium Nobel Forum" released in special supplement
A newly released collection of papers, the result of the Gut in Focus Symposium Nobel Forum held earlier this year, is adding to the mounting evidence of the influential role the gut microbiome... (Medical News Today)

Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread
Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells. (Medical News Today)

More people in Florida sickened by toxin in tropical reef fish than previously reported
Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish, including barracuda... (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop new breath test to diagnose oesophageal and gastric cancer
Researchers have devised a breath test that can help doctors diagnose the early signs of oesophageal and gastric cancer in minutes. (Medical News Today)

New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome
Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research published in the open access journal... (Medical News Today)

New knowledge: Parkinson's disease may begin in the gut
A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the largest in... (Medical News Today)

Could a gut microbe improve metabolic health and body fat distribution?
Researchers have identified a gut microbe - called Akkermansia muciniphila - associated with better metabolic health and leanness among overweight or obese individuals. (Medical News Today)

Diets high in fat, sugar may reduce cognitive functioning by altering gut bacteria
Researchers from Oregon State University found that mice fed diets high in fat or sugar experienced gut bacteria changes associated with reduced cognitive functioning. (Medical News Today)

A specially tailored gut microbiome alleviates hyperammonemia in mice
The microbiome of the human intestine consists of a variety of bacteria that assist in digestion, immune regulation, and other processes that are critical for human health. (Medical News Today)

Is yogurt good for you?
Yogurt is a simple pleasure packed with nutrients, good bacteria, and is a great way to boost protein levels. However, do all yogurts prove to be a healthy choice? MNT finds out. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: small intestine contributes to chronic inflammation
Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. (Medical News Today)

Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer
Boosting the activity of a protective gene and giving patients 'good' gut bacteria could help prevent or slow progression of colorectal cancer, St. (Medical News Today)

Scientists use zebrafish to further understanding of short bowel syndrome
Researchers have developed a model of short bowel syndrome in zebrafish to further understand the process of adaptation that occurs in patients with the condition. (Medical News Today)

Study: Abdominal blood clots may indicate undiagnosed cancer
New research published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer. (Medical News Today)

Acid-reducing medications sharply raise risk of C. diff. bacteria infection in kids
Researchers caution against overuse of these drugs in pediatric patientsInfants and children who are given prescription acid-reducing medications face a substantially higher risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Helicobacter pylori infection leaves a fingerprint in gastric cancer
Around half of the global population is chronically infected with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, almost 1 percent of whom go on to develop gastric adenocarcinoma, one of the deadliest... (Medical News Today)

Tracking the viral parasites cruising our waterways
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. (Medical News Today)

Stress during pregnancy 'alters vaginal microbiome, influencing offspring development'
Maternal stress may impact the gut microbiota composition and brain development of offspring by altering a mother's vaginal microbiome, finds new research. (Medical News Today)

Redhill Biopharma successfully meets primary endpoint in Phase III study of RHB-105 for H. pylori infection
RedHill Biopharma Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company focused on late clinical-stage, proprietary, orally-administered, small molecule drugs for inflammatory and gastrointestinal diseases... (Medical News Today)

Research may provide new targets for IBD therapies
Modifying the small white blood cells that protect against disease might help treat immune disorders, according to a study published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the... (Medical News Today)

Chronic nicotine exposure could change the structure of the stomach
In a study published in Experimental Physiology, researchers have found that different ways of chronic nicotine administration (oral, inhalation and injection) caused changes in hormones secreted... (Medical News Today)

New study finds that orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children
A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. (Medical News Today)

Setting the circadian clock
The first successful transplant of a circadian rhythm into a naturally non-circadian species could lead to precisely timed release of drugs and other innovative therapeutic applicationsOften... (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease in pilot study
New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated... (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover molecule that accelerates tissue regeneration after bone marrow transplants
A joint investigation including UT Southwestern Medical Center has found a molecule that may play a significant role in accelerating cell recovery following bone marrow transplants, liver disease... (Medical News Today)

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