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Probiotics may significantly reduce colic in North American infants: Motherisk study

TORONTO – Babies cry. And as many new parents quickly learn, sometimes feeding, changing a diaper, adjusting the temperature or cuddling won’t ...

Pitt/McGowan Institute Team Discovers Stem Cells in the Esophagus

Could Lead to New Models to Study Esophageal Disease ...

Ultrasound revealing secrets of deadly abdominal aortic aneurysms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment. ... Full story

Delayed introduction to gluten appears not to prevent celiac disease in at-risk infants

Association of genetic factors with risk has important implications for diagnosis, symptom delay ... Full story

Diet affects mix of intestinal bacteria and the risk of inflammatory bone disease

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study finds diet may influence susceptibility to autoinflammatory disease in at-risk individuals by favoring intestinal bacteria that fuel or dampen inflammation ... Full story

Gut bacteria are protected by host during illness

Sick mice divert internal resources to protect beneficial gut bacteria, which appear to help fight infection, study finds ... Full story

Critically ill ICU patients lose almost all of their gut microbes

Researchers at the University of Chicago have shown that after a long stay in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) only a handful of pathogenic microbe species remain behind in patients' intestines. ... Full story

Oral curcumin may protect gut function

Preclinical study demonstrates targeted improvement of intestinal barrier function alone can significantly reduce diet-induced metabolic diseases ... Full story

Search for better biofuels microbes leads to the human gut

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report. ... Full story

Good Bowel Cleansing Is Key for High-Quality Colonoscopy

U.S. Multi-Society Task Force Releases Consensus Statement on Adequate Bowel Cleansing for Colonoscopy ... Full story

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