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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Gut microbiome contributes to Parkinson's, study suggests
For the first time, researchers have discovered an association between the population of the microbes in the gut and Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach
Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. (Medical News Today)

Gluten-free diet may not reduce intestinal damage in all children with celiac disease
In surprising findings, researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) have discovered that nearly one in five children with celiac disease... (Medical News Today)

Successfully treating genetically determined autoimmune enteritis
Using targeted immunotherapy, doctors have succeeded in curing a type of autoimmune enteritis caused by a recently discovered genetic mutation. (Medical News Today)

Yo-yo dieting may be caused by altered gut microbes
Millions of Americans diet, but few maintain their weight loss. A new study suggests this 'yo-yo' effect may be down to changes in the gut microbiome. (Medical News Today)

Diet soda sweetener may cause weight gain
A new study may have found the reason why the sugar substitute aspartame does not help with weight loss, and may even cause weight gain. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbes switch host genes on and off under influence of diet
New study of mice shows gut microbes alter gene expression - depending on diet - with a Western diet preventing many of the changes of a plant-rich one. (Medical News Today)

Changes in the diet affect epigenetics via the microbiota
You are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so? Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect... (Medical News Today)

Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health
Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet impacts the... (Medical News Today)

Five fast facts about norovirus
Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year. (Medical News Today)

New research links genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion to irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism
Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the... (Medical News Today)

Scientists tissue engineer human intestines and functioning nerves
Scientists report in Nature Medicine using human pluripotent stem cells to grow human intestinal tissues that have functioning nerves in a laboratory, and then using these to recreate and study a... (Medical News Today)

Precut salad may encourage growth of salmonella
A new study from the University of Leicester shows that small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica. (Medical News Today)

Eating fiber keeps gut microbes from eating you
Doctors and nutritionists have always told us to eat our broccoli; a new study shows what happens if we do not listen to their advice. (Medical News Today)

Gut microbes influence development of wet AMD
New mouse study finds an imbalance in gut microbes from high-fat diets influences evolution of wet AMD via increased gut permeability and inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Appendicitis patients can safely leave hospital the same day of their operations
Patients with acute appendicitis who undergo laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical remove of the appendix) do not experience higher rates of postoperative complications or costly readmissions when... (Medical News Today)

Microbes in your gut influence major eye disease
Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). (Medical News Today)

Researchers find "sweet" solution to kill E. coli in drinking water
Paper strips laced with sugar could be the sweetest solution so far, literally, to kill E. coli in contaminated water. (Medical News Today)

Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals
Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis. (Medical News Today)

Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause lifelong problems in offspring
A new mouse study suggests maternal gut bacteria may explain why prenatal stress leads to lifelong anxiety and cognitive problems in offspring. (Medical News Today)

Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that a 'sponge on a string' pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett's oesophagus have a low risk of developing... (Medical News Today)

Constipation may be a risk factor for kidney disease
A new study examines the link between kidney disease and constipation. The common gastrointestinal problem might affect kidney health through gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics may boost learning, memory for Alzheimer's patients
Researchers found people with Alzheimer's who consumed probiotics every day for 12 weeks showed improvements in cognitive functioning. (Medical News Today)

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