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September 4, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Research by a Veterans Affairs team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies -- those with a longer 'withdrawal time' -- are associated with lower cancer ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — University of Manchester scientists have bridged a gap between two separate pieces of small intestine kept alive outside the body, in an advance which could have implications for surgery in human ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — A high proportion of reproductive-age women may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated, according to a study. As the researchers expected, reports of pain were highest for women diagnosed ... read more

Very Little Evidence for Cutting out Certain Carbs to Ease Irritable Bowel

Aug. 7, 2015 — There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet, to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short, concludes a ... read more

Childhood Physical, Sexual Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis

Aug. 6, 2015 — Adults who were exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse were approximately twice as likely to have ulcerative colitis, according to a new nationally representative Canadian ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Cancer researchers already know of some oncogenes and other factors that promote the development of colon cancers, but they don't yet have the full picture of how these cancers originate and ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Intra-abdominal fat cells may contribute to the development and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a ... read more

Spaceflight May Increase Susceptibility to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Aug. 5, 2015 — Prolonged spaceflight may give you a nasty case of diarrhea, new research suggests. Specifically, when mice were subjected to simulated spaceflight conditions, the balance of bacteria and the ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Malnutrition affects millions of people worldwide and is responsible for one-fifth of deaths in children under the age of five. Children can also experience impaired cognitive development and stunted ... read more

Generalized Anxiety Disorders Twice as Likely in Those With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 29, 2015 — People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when ... read more

Scientists Identify Gene Vital for Rebuilding Intestine After Cancer Treatment

July 29, 2015 — A rare type of stem cell is immune to radiation damage thanks to high levels of a gene called Sox9, researchers have ... read more

Probiotics Improve Behavioral Symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases in Mice

July 28, 2015 — Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain, according to an animal ... read more

Breakthrough Experimental Therapy to Treat Colon Cancer, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 23, 2015 — A groundbreaking experimental therapy has been discovered that has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease which causes inflammation in the digestive tract and ... read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetically Similar in Europeans, Non-Europeans

July 20, 2015 — The first genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease across diverse populations has shown that the regions of the genome underlying the disease are consistent around the world. It suggests that the ... read more

Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics

July 17, 2015 — The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to ... read more

Multiple, Co-Existing Groups of Gut Bacteria Keep Clostridium Difficile Infections at Bay

July 14, 2015 — Multiple species of bacteria working together in healthy guts are responsible for keeping out nasty bacterial invader, Clostridium difficile, a hospital-acquired culprit responsible for 15,000 deaths ... read more

Elective Surgery Is Associated With Lower Risk of Death Than Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

July 13, 2015 — Patients over 50 with ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic disease of the colon, who undergo surgery to treat their condition live longer than those who are treated with medications, according to a new ... read more

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy Are More Survivable

July 13, 2015 — Patients whose colorectal cancer is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the ... read more

'Biosimilars' for Children With IBD Need More Research

July 13, 2015 — Children with inflammatory bowel disease who are doing well on specific biological medications should not be switched to recently approved 'biosimilar' products, concludes an expert ... read more

Researchers Identify New Spectrum Disorder Called ALPIM Syndrome

July 9, 2015 — A high rate of association between panic disorder and four domains of physical illness has been documented by researchers. Their new study could alter how physicians and psychiatrists view the ... read more

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