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The gastrointestinal (GI) system is made up of the GI tract plus accessory organs that include salivary glands, pancreas, liver, digestive enzymes and gallbladder. The function of the GI system is to process nutrients and energy from food and fluids that

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Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.

One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study published in The Lancet.

Early miscarriage threat from Listeria may be serious

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Infection with Listeria - a bacterium spread through contaminated food - may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy than appreciated.

Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with...

Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery.

Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is "significantly decreased" after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food...

Acid reflux and coughing: What's the connection?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

How might acid reflux lead to coughing and how is this diagnosed? Learn about treatments, prevention methods, and other causes of chronic coughing.

Babies with gut yeast may be at risk of asthma

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study suggests a fungus known as Pichia - found in babies' guts - may increase the risk of developing childhood asthma, if acquired in early life.

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.

Oesophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no...

Microbiomes more in flux in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are more likely to see dramatic shifts in the make-up of the community of microbes in their gut than healthy people, according to the results of a study...

Gut bacteria may play a role in Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers identify protein essential for healthy gut cell development

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have uncovered key processes in the healthy development of cells which line the human gut, furthering their understanding about the development of cancer.

Whole grains may lead to a healthier gut, better immune responses

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that a diet rich in whole grains may raise levels of healthy gut bacteria and boost immune responses, compared with refined grains.

Whole grains increase metabolism, may help promote weight loss

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diets that contain whole grains speed up metabolism and increase calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion, finds new research.

Study: Analyzing gut microbes and their byproducts essential to understanding human health

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

To best understand the potential of microbes in the gut to affect human health, clinicians need to look not just at the bacteria present in fecal samples but also at metabolites like amino acids...

Researchers find child appendicitis surgery 'not needed' in 75% of cases

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Southampton's university hospitals have found surgery to treat a type of acute appendicitis in children could be unnecessary in more than three-quarters of cases.

Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the...

What Does a Coffee Enema Do?

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn what a coffee enema is and what evidence is available for and against its use. What are the steps involved?

Acid Reflux in Infants: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

How is acid reflux in infants diagnosed and what are the possible risk factors to be aware of? Can any lifestyle changes help? Do babies outgrow reflux?

Cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses prevents cholera infection in animal models

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Oral administration of a cocktail of three viruses, all of which specifically kill cholera bacteria, prevents infection and cholera-like symptoms in animal model experiments, report scientists from...

Large studies identify new risk genes for ulcerative colitis and IBD

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

A large study of thousands of genomes finds 25 new genes linked to higher risk of IBD and another finds a gene that doubles the risk of ulcerative colitis.

Low thyroid hormone before birth alters growth and development of fetal pancreas

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Levels of thyroid hormone in babies influence insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas, according to a new study published in The Journal of Physiology.

Antibiotics can boost bacterial reproduction

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists at the University of Exeter have discovered.The EPSRC-funded researchers exposed E.

Patient study suggests broader genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study among more than 1000 colorectal cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has revealed that a surprising number of patients, about 10% in total, show mutations in genes thought to...