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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Probiotics 'offer no health benefits' for preterm infants
Probiotic treatment does not benefit preterm babies by preventing sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis or death, says research, which contrasts a previous study. (Medical News Today)

New treatment potential for heart attack sufferers
New hope in the fight against cardiovascular disease has arrived, following breakthrough research identifying a pigment in our bile which could protect us. (Medical News Today)

Postoperative Clostridium difficile infection in the Veterans Health Administration
The overall postoperative rate of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), a bacterium that can cause severe diarrhea and life-threatening intestinal conditions, was 0. (Medical News Today)

Safety last? Consumers' response to food safety risks are altered due to prior commitment and preference
With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. (Medical News Today)

Does the gut microbiome tell us when we are full?
Proteins produced by the gut microbiome as a reaction to nutrients in the gut may send signals to the brain to tell a person when he or she is full or hungry. (Medical News Today)

Netupitant/palonosetron for prevention of nausea and vomiting: Added benefit not proven
Certain advantages in side effects, but equivalence of main effect has not been proven. (Medical News Today)

Proton pump inhibitors should be used judiciously to minimize rare adverse events
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), commonly used for heartburn and gastric distress, should be prescribed at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest length of time because of potential side... (Medical News Today)

MSD in the UK launches new antibiotic to treat complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections, and acute pyelonephritis
MSD has announced the availability of Zerbaxa® (ceftolozane/tazobactam) in the UK, a new intravenous antibiotic for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI), acute... (Medical News Today)

Parasitic worms may influence fertility, study finds
From a study of almost 1,000 women in Bolivia, researchers found roundworm infection increased chances of pregnancy, while hookworm infection reduced it. (Medical News Today)

Big data and bacteria explain why your diet isn't working
It's so frustrating ­- the latest weight-loss fad works for your best friend, and not you. (Medical News Today)

UTSW research finding could lead to targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown that a pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal (GI) systems healthy. (Medical News Today)

Mini-intestine grown in a test tube for nutritional research
Organoids just a quarter of a millimeter across exhibit functions of the human intestine.Research efforts on the intestine have increased in recent years. (Medical News Today)

Personalized diets needed to combat obesity and diabetes
People who follow a common-sense, healthy diet may actually be doing themselves harm, says a new study that recommends personalized diets to suit individual metabolism. (Medical News Today)

Weekday of surgery affects oesophageal cancer surgery prognosis
Patients who undergo surgery for oesophageal cancer early in the week - on a Monday or Tuesday - have a higher chance of long-term survival than those who have surgery at the end of the working... (Medical News Today)

Responding to 'C. diff' - concerted action needed to control health care-related infection
Appropriate use of antibiotics is a critical step toward controlling the ongoing epidemic of health care-related Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to a special article in the November... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find experimental drug can help fight debilitating side effect of ovarian cancer
UCLA team finds new way to reduce painful, common condition called ascitesWomen who have ovarian cancer often develop a condition called ascites, which is a buildup of fluids in the abdomen. (Medical News Today)

Study helps explain how a parasitic worm increases TB risk
Individuals infected with both latent TB and a form of parasitic worm are at increased risk for severe TB. Now, a new study sheds light on the mechanisms behind this link. (Medical News Today)

How depleting the gut microbiota protects from obesity
In the past few years, research on gut microbiota (that is, all microorganisms, mainly bacteria, inhabiting our gut) has started to unravel its tremendous role in our body, and how it symbiotically... (Medical News Today)

Will immunotherapy add value to chemotherapy for HER-2 positive gastric cancer?
The prognosis for patients with gastric cancer is poor. In western countries even patients with localized gastric or gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma are faced with 5-year survival rates of... (Medical News Today)

Exploring vulnerabilities of the Cryptosporidium parasite
Cryptosporidium parvum is a gastrointestinal parasite that can cause moderate to severe diarrhea in children and adults, and deadly opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Because C. (Medical News Today)

Feeding at-risk infants gluten increases risk of developing celiac disease
Intake of gluten up until two years of age increases risk of celiac disease at least two-fold in children with genetic risk factors for this disease, according a study published in Clinical... (Medical News Today)

New report highlights gains in child survival, progress needed to address leading killers
International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health releases its 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report: Sustainable Progress in the Post-2015 Era. (Medical News Today)

Good health relies on some less abundant gut microbes
A new study reveals it is not necessarily abundant microbe populations in the gut that ensure good health, but also minority species that have a disproportionate influence. (Medical News Today)

Oregon study suggests some gut microbes may be keystones of health
Study using zebrafish finds the abundance of bacteria is not the driving force for regulating a balanced and healthy environment. (Medical News Today)

Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods, UGA study finds
In a recent study funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the... (Medical News Today)

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