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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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Digestive byproduct may predict greater risk of death among PAD patients

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Patients with high blood levels of a digestive byproduct and narrowing of the arteries away from the heart (peripheral artery disease or PAD) were significantly more likely to die within five years...

Deadly intestinal disease in preemies may be caused by genetic deficiency

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A life-threatening condition that causes the intestines in premature infants to become infected and die may be triggered by a disruption in the way the body metabolizes energy, according to Rutgers...

Studies offer new insights for treating stomach infections

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a new approach to preventing or treating a stomach bacterium associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer as well as gastritis and duodenal ulcers.

Could migraines be caused by the bacteria in our mouths?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Migraines have proven notoriously difficult to understand. New research points the finger at oral bacteria. Could the culprit have finally been found?

Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic study finds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A pilot study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly...

Can Castor Oil Be Used For Treating Constipation?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Constipation can conspire to ruin your day. What causes constipation and how can we prevent it? Learn how castor oil and other treatments may help

NIH scientists uncover genetic explanation for frustrating syndrome

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Previously unexplained symptoms found associated with multiple copies of a single gene.

New breakthrough for IBS patients

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A low-FODMAP diet is now an established treatment for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the diet is controversial and challenging to follow, and not all IBS sufferers have a positive...

Study finds mixed results for use of mesh for hernia repair

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Among patients undergoing incisional hernia repair, the use of mesh to reinforce the repair was associated with a lower risk of hernia recurrence over 5 years compared with when mesh was not used...

Probiotics may help spinal cord injury recovery

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new mouse study finds that counteracting changes in gut bacteria that arise from spinal cord injury with probiotics could help aid recovery.

New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.

Wheat proteins may cause inflammation beyond the gut

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Consumption of particular wheat proteins may worsen symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Crohn's disease: Discovery of two subtypes could lead to better treatments

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Two subtypes of Crohn's - colon-like and ileum-like - have been discovered in colon tissue samples, which could translate to new therapeutic strategies.

Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.

Bile duct cancer study sheds light on triggers that cause disease

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a molecule that drives the development of bile duct cancer.The research in mice sheds new light on what triggers the disease and how the illness progresses.

Diarrhea-causing bacteria promote growth of Crohn's-linked microbe in mice

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Findings could open new avenues to lower Crohn's risk in people recovering from infectious diarrhea.

Gut bacteria boost effectiveness of common chemotherapy drug

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New study shows how two species of gut bacteria boost the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cyclophosphamide by activating anticancer immune cells.

Antibiotics may be inappropriate for uncomplicated diverticulitis

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Antibiotics are advised in most guidelines on diverticulitis, which arises when one or more small pouches in the digestive tract become inflamed or infected.

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies - including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products - for the...

Mix and match microbes to make probiotics last

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut.

Additional interim data supporting long-term use of vedolizumab in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease published

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced that two interim reports from the ongoing, open-label GEMINI long-term safety (LTS) study describing clinical data of long-term Entyvio (vedolizumab)...

Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer...

New receptors point to targets for C. difficile infections

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A family of receptors that enable disease-causing toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium difficile to enter host cells in mice is identified in a study published in Nature this week.

Heart disease exercise programme could work for bowel cancer patients

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Could rehabilitation programmes for heart disease patients be used to help people recovering from bowel cancer get back on their feet?

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...