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Health News - GastroIntestinal

NICE publishes positive final guidance on Entyvio (vedolizumab) for selected use in adults with moderately to severely active Crohn's Disease
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final Technology Appraisal Guidance (TAG) for Entyvio (vedolizumab), the first gut- selective treatment for Crohn's... (Medical News Today)

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones
Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of... (Medical News Today)

In very ill, probiotics don't prevent 'superbugs' from colonizing intestinal tract
Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the... (Medical News Today)

Modified bacteria become a multicellular circuit
Rice University scientists have made a living circuit from multiple types of bacteria that prompts the bacteria to cooperate to change protein expression. (Medical News Today)

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes
Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard (e.g., bacon) produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study published August 27 in Cell Metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic use may raise risk of type 2 diabetes
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Routine surgery - Risk of patient death could be reduced using individually tailored therapy
Cholecystectomy and treatment for inguinal, femoral, umbilical, or abdominal hernia are common surgeries and are considered routine in Germany. (Medical News Today)

Flu remedies help combat E. coli bacteria
Trillions of bacteria populate the human gut - which makes them more common than any other cells in our body. The composition of this bacterial population is very variable and influenced by our diet. (Medical News Today)

Gut feeling restored by growth outside the body
University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human... (Medical News Today)

Drug may reduce harm of potentially lethal radiation
A new study in mice shows that an experimental drug given 24 hours after potentially-lethal exposure to nuclear radiation appears to extend survival by lessening damage to the gut. (Medical News Today)

Vomiting machine reveals throwing up could send norovirus airborne
A machine developed specifically to simulate vomiting has revealed that throwing up could send enough virus particles airborne to transmit infection. (Medical News Today)

New diagnostic tools for dehydration severity in children
System may improve intake of cholera, diarrhea casesDehydration from diarrhea, either from viral infection or cholera, accounts for 10 percent of all child deaths worldwide. (Medical News Today)

AGA proposes alternate pathway to recertification
Frustrated by a maintenance of certification process that doesn't improve patient care, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) this week released a proposed alternate pathway to... (Medical News Today)

Innovative membrane capable of detecting organisms that cause diarrhea and intestinal problems
A group of scientists from the Institute of Ecology and the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Mexico (UNAM), created a membrane capable of simultaneously detecting numerous organisms... (Medical News Today)

Gut microbes linked to major autoimmune eye disease
One major cause of human blindness is autoimmune uveitis, which is triggered by the activation of T cells, but exactly how and where the T cells become activated in the first place has been a... (Medical News Today)

'Jumping genes' unusually active in many gastrointestinal cancers, studies find
Results of a trio of studies done on human cancer tissue biopsies have added to growing evidence that a so-called jumping gene called LINE-1 is active during the development of many gastrointestinal... (Medical News Today)

Revealed -- Helicobacter pylori's secret weapon
Discovered in 1982, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a disease-causing bacterium that survives in our stomachs despite the harsh acidic conditions. (Medical News Today)

How beneficial bacteria protect intestinal cells
Ancient reactive oxygen-activated circuit in insects and mammalsThis is Drosophila intestine associated with lactobacilli bacteria, seen in red. (Medical News Today)

Inflammatory bowel disease may be treatable with gel-delivered drugs
A new gel-based drug-delivery system that reaches and directly treats inflamed parts of the colon may offer a new treatment option for people with inflammatory bowel disease. (Medical News Today)

Progress toward the perfect pea: peas developed that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet
A group at the John Innes Centre has developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. The study is published in PLOS ONE. (Medical News Today)

Toxic blue-green algae pose increasing threat to nation's drinking, recreational water
A report concludes that blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a poorly monitored and underappreciated risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States, and may... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify nerve-guiding protein that aids pancreatic cancer spread
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified a molecular partnership in pancreatic cancer cells that might help to explain how the disease spreads -- metastasizes -- in some... (Medical News Today)

miR-7 suppresses stomach cancer
A study in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals that the microRNA miR-7 suppresses gastric (stomach) cancer by inhibiting a key signaling pathway, and that this protective mechanism is compromised by... (Medical News Today)

New endoscopic, non-surgical bariatric options show promise for treating obesity
The FDA recently approved two new endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBT) for the treatment of obesity. (Medical News Today)

Very little evidence for cutting out certain carbs to ease irritable bowel
Value of FODMAP diet, developed in Australia to curb symptoms, questioned There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet... (Medical News Today)

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