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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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Prune Juice: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the major nutrients found in prunes, the amount of dietary fiber, and their medical properties. Should prune juice be given to children?



Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Evidence for the role of gut bacteria and inflammation in the etiology of type 1 diabetes is steadily mounting. Breaking research adds more detail.



Diet Tips for Crohn's Disease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

How does Crohn’s disease affect diet and nutrition? Learn about diet tips and other dietary considerations for people with Crohn’s disease.



Cholera bacteria infect more effectively with a simple twist of shape

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The bacteria that cause the life-threatening disease cholera may initiate infection by coordinating a wave of mass shapeshifting that allows them to more effectively penetrate the intestines of...



Diet Tips for Multiple Sclerosis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Learn about the foods that are good for people with MS and the foods that should be avoided. Also discover how special diets compare for people with MS.



'Pedal bin machine' of gut bacteria revealed

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The researchers, led by Professor Bert van den Berg and Dr. David Bolam from the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University and with support from collaborators at Jacobs...



Quick and easy blood test for gut bacteria can predict accurately risk of death and heart problems in heart attack patients

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

The bacteria that inhabit our gut digest food and produce metabolites that can have a marked effect on the heart and blood vessels.



Meat Advisory Panel slams study linking red meat with diverticulitis

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A study in the journal Gut1 has reported statistical associations between frequent red meat intake - but not processed red meat consumption, and a bowel disorder called diverticulitis.



Diverticulitis study: More bad news for lovers of red meat

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Diverticulitis is relatively common in America. However, its causes are not fully understood. Recent research links red meat consumption to the condition.



Type 1 diabetes linked to enterovirus infection in children

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new prospective study suggests a link between enterovirus infections and the autoimmune processes that lead to type 1 diabetes.



Crohn's disease risk and prognosis determined by different genes, study finds

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have identified a series of genetic variants that affect the severity of Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease - but surprisingly, none of these variants appear to be related...



High Bilirubin Levels: Symptoms and Tests

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bilirubin is produced when red blood cells break down. Learn about tests to measure bilirubin and what happens to the body when bilirubin levels are high.



Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections...



Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?



Tonsil Stones: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What are tonsil stones? Are they dangerous? Learn how to treat tonsil stones, if they can be prevented, and other conditions that may affect the tonsils.



Study sheds light on esophageal cancer, offers insight into increasingly common disease

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A comprehensive analysis of 559 esophageal and gastric cancer samples, collected from patients around the world, suggests the two main types of esophageal cancer differ markedly in their molecular...



New sensor integrates inflammatory bowel disease detection into colonoscopy procedure

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes.



Organoid advances: How to grow a stomach in the lab

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Recently published research outlines a groundbreaking technique to grow human stomach tissue in the lab. This will aid the study of diseases and new drugs.



Heartburn During Pregnancy: What to Do

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is heartburn and why do pregnant women get heartburn? Learn about treating heartburn, when to see a doctor, and what can be done to prevent it.



Dieting? Your gut microbes might delay the benefits

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find that the benefits of switching from a Western diet to a calorie-restricted, plant-based diet may be hampered by microbes in the gut.



Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy for acid reflux, but how effective is it? Learn how effective it is, as well as its risks and side effects.



New insight for developing more effective drugs to combat inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.



What Things Are Best to Drink for People with Acid Reflux?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid flows into the food pipe. Find out what drinks will make it worse and which ones can help.



Sharp fall in GP visits for acute gastroenteritis after rotavirus vaccination introduction

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Public Health England, found that the fall in visits was biggest among young children (the age group that receives the...



Study provides clues to improving fecal microbiota transplantation

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Results from a placebo-controlled trial provide a strategy for improving fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.