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May 27, 2015

Healthy Lifestyle Before Bowel Cancer Diagnosis Could Help Improve Survival

May 6, 2015 — Following lifestyle guidelines about diet, physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight is associated with an improved likelihood of survival when diagnosed with bowel cancer. This is based on ... read more

Underappreciated Cause of Bowel Obstruction Should Be Included in Surgical Assessments

May 6, 2015 — Each year, more than 10 million Americans seek medical attention, often in emergency situations, for symptoms of intestinal blockages. Researchers have identified an abnormal form of small bowel ... read more

In Late Post-Surgical Colon 'Leaks,' Finger Points to Microbes

May 6, 2015 — Post-surgical leaks that develop after a segment of the colon has been removed and stitched back together often are caused not by negligence or technical error but by bacteria in the bowel that elude ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Cures C. Diff, Blocks Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens, Study Shows

May 6, 2015 — A fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) not only cured a case of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in a 66 year old man; it eliminated populations of multi-drug resistant organisms both in the ... read more

Treatment Reduces Risk of Recurrence of C. Difficile Infection

May 5, 2015 — Among patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) who recovered following standard treatment with the antibiotics metronidazole or vancomycin, oral administration of spores of a strain of C. ... read more

Oral Spores of Harmless C. Difficile Prevent Repeated C. Difficile Infection

May 5, 2015 — In what is a major step towards the prevention of recurring bouts of Clostridium difficile (Cdiff) infection, an international team of researchers has shown that giving spores of non-toxic Cdiff by ... read more

How Relaxation Response May Help Treat Two Gastrointestinal Disorders

May 5, 2015 — Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Crohn's disease is one of a family of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Scientists have now shown that the presence of certain intestinal bacteria also plays a role. A study has shown that in ... read more

Protein Identified That Serves as a 'Brake' on Inflammation

Apr. 21, 2015 — A protein has been identified that offers a new focus for developing targeted therapies to tame the severe inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis, colitis and other autoimmune ... read more

Inaccurate Reporting Jeopardizing Clinical Trials

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers say better method reporting in animal experiments could save significant sums and stop clinical trials being commissioned that have no hope of a successful ... read more

Novel Rapid Method for Typing of Clostridium Difficile Could Limit Outbreaks

Apr. 29, 2015 — A method of typing has been been developed that can allow laboratories to faster establish the presence of hospital outbreaks of the intestinal bacterium Clostridium difficile, scientists ... read more

Two-Thirds of Bowel Cancer Patients Aren't Advised to Exercise Despite Health Benefits

Apr. 29, 2015 — More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of bowel cancer patients say they weren’t advised to exercise regularly after their diagnosis – despite evidence that brisk physical activity is linked to ... read more

C. Difficile Rates Highest in Northeast Region of U.S., Spring Season

Apr. 28, 2015 — Rates of infection with the deadly superbug Clostridium difficile were highest in the Northeast region of the country and in the spring season over the last 10 years, according to a new ... read more

Delayed Diagnosis of Celiac Disease May Put Lives at Risk: Is Screening the Solution?

Apr. 24, 2015 — Celiac disease is one of the most common life-long conditions in Europe, yet many people remain undiagnosed and lengthy diagnostic delays may be putting lives at risk. Today, doctors are being urged ... read more

How Breast Milk Protects Against Severe Intestinal Disease in Preemies

Apr. 22, 2015 — The immune-boosting properties of breast milk have long been known. Now a team of scientists says experiments in mice reveal how breast milk works to ward off the development of necrotizing ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — If you’ve ever been hit with an ‘intestinal bug’, you’ve felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don’t fully understand what’s going on in gut ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral ... read more

Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

Apr. 8, 2015 — Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a ... read more

New Tool to Diagnose Ebola Uncovers Some Surprises

Apr. 7, 2015 — Abdominal pain, fever and unexplained bleeding - which are commonly believed to indicate infection with the Ebola virus -- are not significantly predictive of the disease, according to the results of ... read more

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