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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Scientists track Parkinson's journey from gut to brain in mice
In a mouse model of Parkinson's disease, scientists can now track the journey of toxic protein from the gut to the brain via the vagus nerve. (Medical News Today)

What to know about shellfish allergies
Many people are allergic to shellfish. The symptoms can be mild or severe and may include wheezing, coughing, and confusion. Learn more about the symptoms of a shellfish allergy here. (Medical News Today)

Could certain gut bacteria protect against food allergy?
New research shows that babies with food allergy have missing gut bacteria. Giving the bacteria to allergy-prone mice protected them from the disease. (Medical News Today)

People with fibromyalgia have different gut bacteria
A new study shows that gut bacteria composition is different in people with fibromyalgia and that it varies with the severity of pain and other symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works
New research uses the example of a Parkinson's disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications. (Medical News Today)

Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk
A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

What to know about eating raw eggs
Eggs provide lots of beneficial nutrients that are good for a person’s health. However, consuming raw, untreated eggs can cause illness, as some eggs may contain Salmonella. Learn more about eating raw eggs here. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosing IBD: Noninvasive method trialed in mice
New research finds that immuno-PET imaging can accurately detect IBD in mice. The findings reveal information about specific inflammation mediators. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?
New research in mice finds that having an unhealthful balance in the gut microbiome can cause breast cancer to spread more aggressively. (Medical News Today)

Normal time between poops
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria may help explain why drugs don't work for everyone
A study with common human gut bacteria and a mouse model investigates whether our microbiome helps explain why drugs work well for some but not others. (Medical News Today)

Could perking up gut bacteria promote healthy aging?
A new study in animals has found that the gut immune system of aged mice was almost the same as that of younger mice after fecal transplants. (Medical News Today)

Common heartburn drug linked with fatal conditions
New research finds a link between proton pump inhibitors and heightened risk of death from heart disease, kidney disease, and stomach cancer. (Medical News Today)

What causes heartburn and nausea?
Heartburn and nausea are both common digestive issues. They can occur together, especially if a person experiences indigestion. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Autism and the gut microbiome: Further evidence strengthens link
New research in rodents finds additional evidence that the microbiome may influence the likelihood of developing autistic behaviors. (Medical News Today)

Chocolate and acid reflux: What's the link?
Acid reflux is a common problem. Many foods, including chocolate, can trigger symptoms. Learn more about the link between chocolate and acid reflux in this article. (Medical News Today)

The health effects of eating maggots
A person may accidentally ingest maggots if they eat spoiled food. Although eating maggots is unlikely to cause lasting harm, it can sometimes cause bacterial poisoning. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you mix azithromycin and alcohol?
Azithromycin is a drug that has uses in treating bacterial infections. Mixing with alcohol may cause issues including nausea, headache, and dizziness or other problems. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How the gut immune system nourishes and protects
A new study in mice explains how the intestines are capable of letting nutrients through to the rest of the body while keeping harmful agents at bay. (Medical News Today)

10 ways to improve gut health
The gut is home to billions of microorganisms. Many of these are beneficial to overall health. In this article, learn how to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and balance the gut microbiome. (Medical News Today)

Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?
Using a massage technique called myofascial release, researchers reduced the severity and frequency of acid reflux in a small group of people with GERD. (Medical News Today)

What causes floating poop?
Floating poop is not usually a cause for concern when it happens occasionally. Gas and dietary changes are common culprits. However, some medical issues, such as malabsorption and infections, can also cause floating stool. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about beriberi
Beriberi is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person has a severe thiamine deficiency. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of peppermint tea
Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. Learn more about the health benefits of peppermint tea here. (Medical News Today)

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