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Health News - GastroIntestinal

How gut inflammation sparks colon cancer
Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500 percent, and now Duke University researchers think they know why. (Medical News Today)

Fecal analyses may lead to noninvasive diagnostics for inflammatory bowel disease
New research indicates that analyses of vapors from fecal samples can identify volatile metabolites indicative of different types of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and... (Medical News Today)

Bears' seasonal hibernation linked to changes in gut microbes
Each year, as bears prepare to hibernate, they gorge themselves on food to pack on fat. (Medical News Today)

Study shows maternal diet alters the breast milk microbiome and microbial gene content
In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. EST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, in Atlanta, researchers will present findings from... (Medical News Today)

Listeria: Hypervirulent strains with cerebral and placental tropism
Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, CNRS and Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité University recently published a large-scale study in Nature Genetics based on almost 7,000 strains of... (Medical News Today)

Backing from their GP could lead thousands more to take bowel cancer test
Almost 40,000 more people might take a bowel cancer test in England each year if the letter inviting them to do so was endorsed by their GP, according to research funded by the National Institute... (Medical News Today)

High rate of office visits and cumulative costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening
Kevin R. Riggs, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer... (Medical News Today)

10-fold difference worldwide in new cases of, and deaths from, bowel cancer
Rising rates linked to economic development; adoption of Western lifestyle may be to blameThere's a 10-fold difference worldwide in the numbers of new cases of bowel cancer and deaths from the... (Medical News Today)

Virtual reality makes its best users the most queasy
In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. (Medical News Today)

Sodium phosphate enemas increases risk of long-term kidney injury
The use of sodium phosphate enemas increases the risk of long-term kidney injury, according to a new study published in the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases. (Medical News Today)

Children's food allergies related to immunosuppression
An immune response in the intestines appears to lead to childhood allergies and also explains why children often grow out of allergies as they become adults. (Medical News Today)

Keeping immune cells quiet on a diet?
A population of suppressive T cells in the small intestines of mice prevents immune responses to solid foods, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Evidence lacking to support use of more expensive biological mesh materials for abdominal hernia repair
An examination of the published evidence on the use of biological mesh materials for the repair of abdominal wall hernia failed to find evidence supporting the use of these more expensive materials... (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic use in early life disrupt normal gut microbiota development
The use of antibiotics in early childhood interferes with normal development of the intestinal microbiota, shows research conducted at the University of Helsinki. (Medical News Today)

Race, lower socioeconomic status linked with worse survival following esophageal cancer surgery
Researchers call for changes to reduce health care disparities.Poor black patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer are at higher risk for death than white patients and patients with... (Medical News Today)

Did ear sensory cell stereocilia evolve from gut microvilli?
Evolution likes to borrow. It can take an already-successful biological structure and alter it until it serves a new function. (Medical News Today)

Gut neurons help prevent tissue over-inflammation
The gut needs to balance resistance to dangerous microorganisms with tolerance to avoid damage to tissue. Now, a study of mice shows gut neurons play a role in this balancing act. (Medical News Today)

Many colorectal cancer patients are younger than the recommended screening age
Patients Diagnosed Before Age 50 Often Present with Advanced Disease.In a recent analysis of US data, one in seven colorectal patients was younger than 50 years old, the recommended age to begin... (Medical News Today)

Continued increase in birth defect of abdominal wall
Cases of a serious birth defect of the abdominal wall called gastroschisis continues to increase over time, according to a report in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Medical News Today)

Delirium is common in older gastrointestinal surgery patients
A new analysis indicates that delirium commonly develops in the older patients who have undergone gastrointestinal surgery. (Medical News Today)

Liver Function: What Does The Liver Do?
The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and carries out at least 500 roles. Here we will learn what happens when it goes wrong and how to keep it in top condition. (Medical News Today)

Immunity genes could protect some from E. coli while others fall ill
When a child comes home from preschool with a stomach bug that threatens to sideline the whole family for days, why do some members of the family get sick while others are unscathed? (Medical News Today)

Novel insights in the attachment of the bacterial carcinogen Helicobacter pylori
The gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori is highly adapted to survival in the human stomach and responsible for the majority of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer cases worldwide. (Medical News Today)

Low-fiber diet may cause irreversible depletion of gut bacteria over generations
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators raises concerns that the lower-fiber diets typical in industrialized societies may produce internal deficiencies that get passed... (Medical News Today)

Mosquito net safe to use in inguinal hernia repair
Sterilised mosquito nets can replace costly surgical meshes in the repair of inguinal (groin) hernias without further risk to the patients. (Medical News Today)

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