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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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Five possible health benefits of pineapple juice

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pineapples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. In this article, we examine some of the health benefits that can come with drinking pineapple juice.



Gut bacteria may protect infants from intestinal infection

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research in mice offers evidence that Clostridia gut bacteria could protect against the complications of gastrointestinal infections in infants.



Diet tips for gastritis and stomach ulcers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Gastritis is commonly caused by an infection of the bacteria H.pylori. Learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid in order to minimize symptoms.



Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Canada has amongst the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.



Chaining up diarrhea pathogens

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccinations are known to protect against pathogens such as bacteria or viruses.



Pancreas transplant: Use, what to expect, and recovery

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is a pancreas transplant, who needs a pancreas transplant, and what should be expected? What are the risks of pancreas surgery?



Study identifies a genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown.



Bowel cancer: New function of known biomarkers discovered

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors) are involved in the development and progression of many types of cancer and bowel cancer (colon carcinoma) in particular.



Drinking iced tea may boost cholera risk in endemic countries

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

After more than a decade of declining cholera incidence, Vietnam faced an increase in cases of the diarrheal disease during 2007-2010.



More than a 'gut feeling' on cause of age-associated inflammation

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Gut microbes cause age-associated inflammation and premature death in mice, McMaster University researchers have found.



Melatonin may protect the small intestine from oral radiation treatment in rats

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Gut toxicity can limit the use of radiotherapy in cancer patients.Oral melatonin can protect the small intestine in rats subjected to radiotherapy of the tongue, according to a study published...



Gut bacteria compound may help to prevent type 2 diabetes

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Higher blood levels of a metabolite made by gut bacteria that increases with a fiber-rich diet may protect against type 2 diabetes, study finds.



Inflammatory bowel disease: Potential new treatment target identified

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Protein whose levels are higher in IBD patients could be a new treatment target of particular relevance for the many cases that resist the current therapy.



Women with celiac disease twice as likely to develop anorexia

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, large-scale study finds a link between the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa and celiac disease in almost 18,000 Swedish women.



Targeted prevention of cardiovascular and digestive disorders may have the greatest effect on reducing the risk of death following joint replacement

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study of nearly 720,000 hip and knee replacement patients has shown that clinicians should be aware of a patient's potential for post-operative complications relating to the digestive system as...



Majority of incontinence treatments deliver poor results

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Surgery is the most reliable method of treatment for incontinence - curing the condition in just over eight in ten cases; other types of treatment, meanwhile, do not deliver the same kind of...



Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress.



Antibiotics may increase the risk of bowel cancer

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a long-term course of antibiotics in adulthood may increase the risk of bowel cancer later in life, according to a recent study.



Magnetic brain stimulation causes weight loss by making gut bacteria healthier

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that a noninvasive electromagnetic brain stimulation technique helps obese people lose weight, partly by changing the composition of their intestinal bacteria - the so-called gut...



Maple syrup extract boosts antibiotics, may ward off 'superbugs'

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that a phenolic rich extract from maple syrup dramatically enhances antibiotic action against infection-causing bacteria.



Gastric medications increase risk for recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection.



New risk tool to help UK GPs decide if patients under 50 have a serious bowel condition

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign, Durham University and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, publishes in the British Journal of...



New, cheaper, and heat-stable rotavirus vaccine could prevent thousands of childhood deaths

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new, heat-stable vaccine is safe and effective against rotavirus, according to results of a recent Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres vaccine trial in Niger, published in the New...



Are dialysis patients being over-screened for colon cancer?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit from such screening.



Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease help heal the intestine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ulcerated...