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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Plum Good Health Benefits

Sep. 27, 2015 — Researchers have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon ... read more

Over Fifty Per Cent Don't Go for New Bowel Cancer Test

Sep. 21, 2015 — More than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn’t take up the opportunity – even though it could stop them developing or dying from the disease, according to a ... read more

New Oral Drug Effective Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis, Researchers Say

Sep. 16, 2015 — A novel, one-step method to treat ulcerative colitis with an oral drug consisting of microparticles and natural herbal molecules that target the colon shows promise as an effective therapy, according ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in the digestive tracts of people with Crohn's disease. But a new study hints that we should ... read more

Viruses Flourish in Guts of Healthy Babies

Sep. 14, 2015 — Bacteria aren't the only nonhuman invaders to colonize the gut shortly after a baby's birth. Viruses also set up house there, according to new research. The study is one of the first ... read more

Changing Patient's Position Helps Effectiveness of Colonoscopy, Especially on One Side

Sep. 10, 2015 — Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal ... read more

Novel Genes Found in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Under Age Five

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children ... read more

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

Flu Remedies Help Combat E. Coli Bacteria

Aug. 25, 2015 — If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists now reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria ... 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. 24, 2015 — Thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy; colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages. Researchers have now found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that ... read more

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal ... read more

Multiple Strains of C. Difficile Cause Severe Patient Outcomes

Aug. 20, 2015 — No single genetic strain of the widespread Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria appears to be any more harmful than other strains, according to new ... read more

Prebiotic Dairy Protein Promotes Digestive Health, Holds Therapeutic Promise

Aug. 19, 2015 — A protein found in dairy is discovered to be a prebiotic that holds promise for treating gastrointestinal conditions and obesity, scientists ... read more

Diabetes Drug Metformin's Primary Effect Is in the Gut, Not the Bloodstream

Aug. 18, 2015 — Metformin was introduced as a type-2 diabetes treatment decades ago, but researchers still debate how the drug works. A new study shows that metformin’s primary effect occurs in the gut, not the ... read more

Powdered Cranberry Combats Colon Cancer in Mice

Aug. 18, 2015 — Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Cranberry extracts reduced the size and number of colon tumors in mice, say ... read more

Aspirin Reverses Obesity Cancer Risk

Aug. 17, 2015 — A regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight, shows an international study of people with a family history of the ... read more

Developing a Targeted Hydrogel to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Aug. 12, 2015 — Investigators set out to find a better way to deliver medicine using a gel-like material created in the lab. The team reports that their hydrogel material was able to stick to sites of inflammation ... 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

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