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Statin Use Decreases the Risk of Barrett's Esophagus

Bethesda, MD — Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient’s risk of ...

Weight gain influences intestinal bacteria and metabolite patterns

Neuherberg - An increase in body weight is accompanied by changes in both the composition of gut microbiota and the pattern ...

Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Herbivores Dine on Toxic Plants, Thanks to Gut Microbes ... Full story

Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis Should Consider a Diet Change

By eliminating specific foods from patients’ diets, symptoms improved in 71 percent of patients. ... Full story

Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Once-a-day pill could flush out bothersome side effect for many patients taking opioids like Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet ... Full story

“Nanojuice” could improve how doctors examine the gut

It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses ... Full story

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?

Multicenter trial aims to find if probiotics are safe, effective ... Full story

Telemedicine for patients with chronic liver diseases

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have now been released. ... Full story

Fecal Transplants Restore Healthy Bacteria and Gut Functions

WASHINGTON, DC – Fecal microbiota transplantation the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient’s gut, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. ... Full story

Health Check: the ins and outs of burping and farting

OPINION: To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first. ... Full story

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