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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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Cancer risk higher in children with inflammatory bowel disease

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that childhood inflammatory bowel disease is linked to higher risk of cancer - especially gastrointestinal - that persists into adulthood.

Why is my poop orange? Causes and treatment

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

If person's stool is an unusual color, it may indicate that there is an underlying health problem. In this article, we look at the causes of orange poop.

Burning diarrhea: What causes itching, pain, and loose stools?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Burning diarrhea may resolve quickly by itself, but can also be painful and uncomfortable. Learn about the causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

Why chocolate is good for your gut

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Chocolate is a favorite snack of choice for many. Find out how it can influence your gut flora, keeping potentially harmful inflammation at bay.

Gut bacteria may 'hack' your body clock, affecting weight

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research conducted in mice suggests that the gut microbiome may influence the circadian rhythm, playing an important role in regulating fat intake.

Sulfur burps: Remedies, treatment, and causes

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about sulfur burps. What is a sulfur burp and what might cause one to occur? When should a healthcare professional be consulted?

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that an intake of omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - may improve the biodiversity of the gut microbiota.

What is a hemicolectomy? Uses and procedure

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about a hemicolectomy, including how to prepare and what to expect during recovery. How is it performed and what are the risks?

Exercise may alter men's food choices, but not women's

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How does exercise influence diet? According to the results of a new study, the answer may depend on whether you are a man or a woman.

Bowel cancer study reveals impact of mutations on protein networks

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The results show the important role proteins play in predicting the effects of mutations and the cancer's response to drugs.

Altered bacterial communities in the gut could be an indicator for Parkinson's disease

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Parkinson's disease is an insidious disease: by the time it manifests as the typical motor dysfunctions such as tremors or muscle rigidity, portions of the brain have already been irreversibly...

Obesity: Lack of 'satiety hormones' plays a role

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Obese individuals have fewer cells in the gastrointestinal tract that secrete satiety hormones in response to food, which may lead to overeating.

Diarrhea after drinking alcohol: What causes it?

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Drinking alcohol can have many side effects, including bouts of diarrhea. Find out why this happens and what can be done to prevent it.

Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant...

Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are integral to human health. Find out why their contribution is so important and how modern life threatens their existence.

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that gut bacteria alter small molecules called microRNAs in areas of the brain that are involved in anxiety and depression.

Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do.

Scientists uncover a deadly 'addiction' in oesophageal cancer

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new way of attacking oesophageal cancer cells that could make use of an existing drug in a new approach to treatment.

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that some gut bacteria influence the brain through blood cortisol. This might have implications for ASD, but further studies are needed.

Gut bacteria-produced compound may stave off aging

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that a class of chemical compounds produced by gut bacteria and found in broccoli combats aging and considerably extends 'healthspan.'

Disrupted gut microbiome makes children more susceptible to amoebic dysentery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Children with lower diversity of microbial species in their intestines are more susceptible to severe infection with the Entamoeba histolytica parasite, according to a new study published in PLOS...

Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Choledocholithiasis is when a gallstone becomes stuck in one of the ducts of the bile system. Learn about the causes, risk factors, and treatments.

Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013...

Six foods that cause diarrhea

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about six foods that may contribute to diarrhea and how to tell if diarrhea is due to food. What treatments are recommended?

Colorectal cancer death rates rising in people under 55

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening evidence that previously reported increases in...