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May 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

Apr. 2, 2015 — An existing chemotherapy drug used to treat leukemia could prevent and control the growth of colorectal tumors, scientists have ... read more

Older People at Higher Risk of Emergency Cancer Diagnosis

Apr. 2, 2015 — People over 60 are at higher risk of being diagnosed with lung or bowel cancer as an emergency in hospital than younger people, according to a report. The researchers also found that women and less ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — New research provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signaling pathway in the cell effectively can suppress the development of intestinal tumors. According to the ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Used to Classify Effects of Different Diseases

Mar. 31, 2015 — It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as ... read more

Why Gastrointestinal Disorders Afflict Women More Often

Mar. 30, 2015 — Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders than men. A new study suggests that it's because the intestine's nerve cells are more sluggish in ... read more

Major Increase in Bowel Cancer Screening Uptake Shown With New Screening Test

Mar. 30, 2015 — A large pilot study of a new bowel cancer screening test has demonstrated a major increase in participation rates across population groups. The new test is called a Fecal Immunochemical Test or FIT ... read more

Fecal Transplants Successful for Treating C. Difficile Infection

Mar. 30, 2015 — Distasteful though it sounds, the transplantation of fecal matter is more successful for treating Clostridium difficile infections than previously thought. The research reveals that healthy changes ... read more

C. Difficile Doubles Hospital Readmission Rates, Lengths of Stay

Mar. 27, 2015 — Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a new ... read more

Female IBD Patients: Stay Up-to-Date on Your Cervical Cancer Screening

Mar. 26, 2015 — Women with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk of cervical dysplasia and cancer, according to a new study. Although patients with both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease -- ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive ... read more

How Our DNA May Prevent Bowel Cancer

Mar. 24, 2015 — The link between aspirin and colon cancer prevention may depend on a person's individual genetics, scientists report. "We've known for a long time that aspirin lowers the risk of bowel ... read more

New Potential for Personalized Treatments in Bowel Cancer

Mar. 23, 2015 — Genetic changes in bowel tumors are linked to the way the body’s immune system responds to the cancer, according to new research. From this research, scientists can now start looking at what causes ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Scientists have shown that bacteria living in the intestine both 'talk' and 'listen' to each other. Using small molecules in place of words, these microbial conversations changed ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Gut microbes promote human health by fighting off pathogens, but they also contribute to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. A new study reveals a potential strategy for tipping the balance in ... read more

Chronic Bowel Inflammation Is Diagnosed Too Late in Children, Adolescents

Mar. 17, 2015 — Cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, bloody stools—these are common symptoms of chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Every year, thousands of children and adolescents develop the disease. But chronic ... read more

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Defined by Symptoms, Relieved Through Trust, Patience

Mar. 16, 2015 — Irritable bowel syndrome racks up an impact on quality of life and health care spending: costing more than $20 billion a year in treatment and symptoms that include stomach pain and altered bowel ... read more

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