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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Gut microbiota may 'prevent and cure' rotavirus
Scientists have found gut bacteria in mice that could cure rotavirus infections, which cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children each year. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a hard lump in the anus?
Various health conditions and infections can cause a hard lump to appear on the anus. The accompanying symptoms may range from mild to severe. Learn about the causes of a hard anus and some potential treatments here. (Medical News Today)

'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS
New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain. (Medical News Today)

What is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome?
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a condition that some long term users of marijuana develop. The hallmarks of the condition include repeated and severe episodes of nausea and vomiting. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What foods relieve nausea?
Some people may not feel like eating while they are nauseated, but some foods can help settle the stomach and relieve feelings of nausea. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria may counter the harmful effects of processed foods
A new mouse study identifies a specific bacterium that lives in our gut and breaks down harmful chemicals from processed foods into harmless byproducts. (Medical News Today)

Can bowel movements lead to weight loss?
When a person poops, they may temporarily lose the weight of the stool. However, this is not a good weight loss strategy. Learn more about bowel movements and weight loss here. (Medical News Today)

How blood vessel health may drive IBD
Researchers have found that blood vessels likely contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The finding also suggests novel treatments. (Medical News Today)

Why baboons may provide clues about human gut microbiome
New findings suggest that although bonobos and chimpanzees are the closest to humans genetically, baboons have the most similar gut bacteria. Why is this? (Medical News Today)

What to know about Pepto Bismol
Pepto Bismol is an antacid that helps treat occasional indigestion, heartburn, and diarrhea. We look at the types and their uses, as well as possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods to aid digestion?
Eating certain foods can make it easier for the digestive system to work. In this article, we discuss some foods that are good for digestion and list some foods to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Should you pop a hemorrhoid?
In this article, we discuss why popping a hemorrhoid is not safe and can cause more serious problems. We also look at advised treatment options for hemorrhoids. (Medical News Today)

Fungi from the gut can promote cancer in the pancreas
Following evidence that bacteria can travel from the gut to play a role in pancreatic cancer, a new study finds that the same is true of fungi. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of triphala?
Triphala, an Ayurvedic herbal preparation, may improve oral and digestive health and support skin healing, among other possible benefits. Here, learn what the research has to say about its uses and risks. (Medical News Today)

Why coffee may stimulate bowel movements
Researchers are uncertain whether or not drinking coffee stimulates bowel movements. We take a look at possible reasons why it might, along with what other studies suggest. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of a lactic acid buildup
The body produces lactic acid when it is short of oxygen. Lactic acid buildup can cause a range of symptoms. Learn about lactic acid buildup, and how to prevent and reduce it, here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about reishi mushrooms
Reishi mushrooms have many purported benefits, including boosting the immune system and shrinking tumors. Little evidence supports these claims, however. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can make passing stool painful?
There are many reasons a person may experience pain during a bowel movement. In this article, we discuss 10 possible causes and some treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about pebble poop
Pebble poop is small, pellet-like stool, and it is usually a sign of constipation. In this article, learn about the possible causes, as well as treatments and home remedies. (Medical News Today)

What causes unexplained weight loss?
Many medical conditions can cause unexplained or unintended weight loss. These include hyperthyroidism, depression, Addison's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. (Medical News Today)

How different kinds of fiber affect the microbiome
A new study in mice investigates different types of dietary fiber and shows which have beneficial effects on a group of gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?
A new meta-review of several existing studies has found links between gut microbiome composition and trends in bowel cancer development. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between anxiety and nausea?
Anxiety can cause a range of physical symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, are particularly common. Discover the link between anxiety and nausea here and learn about the various coping methods and treatments for anxiety. (Medical News Today)

Could this mechanism explain why sleepless nights affect gut health?
A new study in mice reveals that the brain's 24-hour clock regulates the activity of a type of immune cell that has a strong influence on gut health. (Medical News Today)

Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter. (Medical News Today)

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