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Stomach Bugs Linked to IBD

  2009-10-03 18:08:14

Diarrhea caused by Salmonella or Campylobacter cause an elevated risk of development inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can last ...   read more

Heartburn from Low Stomach Acid

  2009-10-03 17:58:44

When you have heartburn, generally the first thing you do is to reach for the bottle of antacids, right? ...   read more

Heartburn Similar to Common Indigestion

  2009-10-03 17:50:09

A study performed in Genoa, Italy, shows that heartburn symptoms due to non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), which is type ...   read more

PPIs May Increase Acid Reflux Symptoms

  2009-08-04 19:41:03

In a study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology, researchers found that PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors), which are prescribed ...   read more

The Human Body: Teeming (or Teaming?) with Bacteria

  2009-08-04 19:26:07

The human body is a host to an amazing amount of microbes. In fact, the microbial cells that call ...   read more

Linoleic Acid Linked to Bowel Disease

  2009-08-04 19:24:58

According to a new European study in the journal Gut, people who eat large quantities of red meat and ...   read more

PPIs May Increase Acid Reflux Symptoms

  2009-07-09 09:48:51

In a study published in the July issue of Gastroenterology, researchers found that PPIs (proton-pump inhibitors), which are prescribed ...   read more

Patients on PPIs at Risk for Hip Fractures

  2009-07-09 09:44:45

Dr. Douglas Corley of the University of California, San Francisco, announced at Digestive Disease Week that a study of ...   read more

Brush for Better GI Health

  2009-04-12 17:30:56

A study reported in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology demonstrates that patients with gum disease have higher levels of ...   read more

Stress Linked to E. coli

  2009-03-30 20:12:51

A research team at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has discovered a chemical receptor on the E. ...   read more

Exercise to Fight Colon Cancer!

  2009-02-28 20:36:38

A review of 52 studies published in the British Journal of Cancer shows a positive correlation between exercise and ...   read more

Depression Linked to Digestive Upset

  2009-02-28 20:34:14

A team of Dutch researcher found that patients with digestive problems were likely to also be depressed. The team ...   read more

IBS and Dyspepsia Common Among Female Veterans

  2009-01-09 16:19:55

In a study of IBS and dyspepsia and their relationships with psychological distress, researchers at the Houston Veterans Affairs ...   read more

Analyses Link Smoking to Colorectal Cancer

  2009-01-05 18:08:32

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an analysis of studies involving colorectal cancer and smoking. 106 ...   read more

Study Focuses on Children with Functional Bowel Disorder

  2008-12-19 06:14:24

By tracking pain episodes and bowel habits, a recent study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine determined ...   read more

New Food Allergy Study Could Attract More Funding to this Field

  2008-12-19 06:07:49

An international team of researchers, headed by Drs. Xiaobin Wang and Jacqueline Pongracic at Children’s Memorial Hospital is studying ...   read more

Positive Results from Probiotic Study

  2008-12-19 06:01:09

Welsh probiotic manufacturer Cultech has discovered a new strain of probiotic that may help patients with IBS. The probiotic, ...   read more

U.S. Diets Greatly Deficient

  2008-12-02 15:55:00

About 74% of U.S. citizens have an inadequate diet, and 16% have poor diets, according to the Center for ...   read more

Beneficial Bacteria Threatened by Long-Time Antibiotic Use

  2008-11-22 19:42:29

Common antibacterial drugs such as ciprofloxacin, used to treat urinary tract infections, were once thought not to adversely affect ...   read more

Food Allergies on the Rise in United States

  2008-11-02 12:34:49

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 million children, or 1 in 26, were determined to have ...   read more

Endometriosis Linked to PID and IBS

  2008-10-27 15:11:14

A study conducted in UK recently showed that women with endometriosis are more likely to have pelvic inflammatory disease ...   read more

Bacteria May Benefit Bowel-Disease Sufferers

  2008-10-27 15:09:56

A kind of bacteria in the intestine is associated with the development of immune cells, a new study shows. ...   read more

Mapping Microorganisms: The Human Microbiome Project

  2008-10-21 15:24:39

The human body is a haven for trillions of microorganisms that interact with our bodies; some make us sick, ...   read more

Chronic Functional Disorders Linked to More Severe Fatigue

  2008-09-06 15:14:03

An article published in the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics finds that fatigue is more severe in patients who have ...   read more

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Bone Fracture

  2008-08-15 05:11:04

A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, nearly double the risk ...   read more

LX1031 Moves Up in the World

  2008-08-05 19:38:10

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals is moving its drug LX1031 into Phase 2 testing. LX1031, an oral drug for treating the symptoms ...   read more

New Study Links Antidepressants and Ulcer Bleeding

  2008-08-01 18:58:33

Antidepressant medications increase one’s risk of ulcer bleeding by a small margin. A new study published in the Archives ...   read more

Grant Awarded for Celiac Disease Research

  2008-07-03 20:30:26

Many American suffer from celiac disease, a disorder that is triggered by eating gluten. Celiac disease prevents the intestine ...   read more

Anxiety: Catalyst for Chronic Health Issues

  2008-07-03 20:26:38

The Harvard Women’s Health Watch published a study in July describes the effect of anxiety on people with several ...   read more

Is there a difference between abdominal distention and bloating?

  2008-06-20 18:47:06

Usually we consider these terms to be the same, but in fact bloating refers to the sensation of abdominal ...   read more

Successful Clinical Trial for Chronic Constipation

  2008-05-29 04:33:25

Linaclotide, a drug being studied at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has been showed to greatly improve ...   read more

DDW 2008 News—IBS as Generalized Hypersensitivity to Pain Stimuli

  2008-05-29 04:24:13

Contrary to prior studies, subjects with IBS do have generalized hypersensitivity to pain stimuli. This was particularly true when ...   read more

DDW 2008 News—Child’s Play: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Contributes to IBS in Children

  2008-05-29 04:22:38

In this groundbreaking study, researchers demonstrated that bacterial overgrowth is prevalent in childeren with IBS. Researchers studied a group ...   read more

DDW 2008 News—Why Does IBS Prefer Women?

  2008-05-29 04:21:58

This study, which examined the relationship of female sex hormones to IBS, used rats as subjects. Head researcher Dr. ...   read more

Lubiprostone Shows Efficacy in Treating IBS

  2008-05-29 04:20:59

Dr. William Chey and researchers at the University of Michigan reported at the 2008 DDW conference that the drug ...   read more

Digestive Disease Week Highlights

  2008-05-29 04:20:49

The news articles that begin with DDW 2008 News are summaries of the most current research that was presented ...   read more

Antidepressants for Those Without Depression?

  2008-05-13 05:16:27

A recent study published in the Journal of Pediatrics shows the antidepressant drug amytriptyline to be effective at reducing ...   read more

IBS Onset Study Reveals Patterns

  2008-05-06 13:23:06

A study recently published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology is one of the few that attempts to explain ...   read more

New Med for Chronic Constipation Passes the Test

  2008-03-28 06:22:15

Linaclotide, a new drug for chronic constipation, has successfully moved into phrase 3 testing (large patient population studies), according ...   read more

Can diet really affect your inflammation?!

  2008-02-26 20:33:42

Inflammation can be defined as the body’s response to injury. The author of this article claims that many things ...   read more

In Search of the Missing Link: IBS and Allergies

  2008-02-02 13:18:39

This study examines the possible link between allergy problems and IBS. The researchers distributed questionnaires to patients seen in ...   read more

Talk Therapy Soothes Tummies

  2008-01-26 13:19:27

According to a recent review of six studies, talk therapy can be effective in helping children who suffer from ...   read more

In Search of the Probiotic Effect

  2008-01-20 12:05:48

The effect of probiotics on the human digestive system is a controversial topic, and a new study in the ...   read more

Is Abdominal Surgery Another Way to Get IBS?

  2008-01-16 14:24:26

In a study published in the January issue of the journal Gastroenterology, a group of researchers showed that almost ...   read more

Abdominal Hypersensitivity and Pain Response in Women with IBS

  2008-01-11 05:52:34

A new study by the University of California, Los Angeles, shows that the brains of women with IBS function ...   read more

Gender-Linked Abdominal Pain Among Adolescents

  2008-01-05 08:14:40

A recent study conducted in Scotland found that gender is a potential factor in stomachaches in young teenagers; girls ...   read more

Is IBS related to intestinal bacteria?

  2007-11-20 21:09:54

We live in the world full of bacteria and a world full of bacteria lives within us. Why? Because, ...   read more

Enhanced Immune System in Patients with IBS

  2007-10-10 12:35:21

In a study from Australia, researchers showed that the white blood cells of subjects with IBS would release more ...   read more

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome an Infectious Disease?

  2007-10-10 12:34:49

A study from US showed for the first time that stomach biopsy may be a good method to find ...   read more


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