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  • Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
    (18-May-2017)
    Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

  • The Water's Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years
    (18-May-2017)
    Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

  • Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer
    (18-May-2017)
    For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

  • New Device Approved for Esophageal Birth Defect
    (15-May-2017)
    Condition affects 1 in 2,500 babies in U.S.

  • Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (03-May-2017)
    But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

  • Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (03-May-2017)
    But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

  • Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (03-May-2017)
    But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

  • Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk
    (25-Apr-2017)
    After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Manage Constipation
    (20-Apr-2017)
    Actions that may improve symptoms

  • New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

  • New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease
    (13-Apr-2017)
    Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

  • Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

  • Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

  • Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

  • Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?
    (07-Apr-2017)
    Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

  • Many Disabled Adults Aren't Screened for Colon Cancer: Study
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Transportation issues, lack of awareness and other barriers may be at issue

  • Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia
    (04-Apr-2017)
    Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

  • Far Fewer Kids Are Dying Worldwide, but Gains Are Uneven
    (03-Apr-2017)
    While study found great progress, problems persist in South Asia and parts of Africa

  • Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

  • Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Colonoscopy best way to detect disease while still curable, gastroenterologist says

  • Health Tip: Watch for Constipation in Babies
    (09-Mar-2017)
    Learn the warning signs

  • Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk
    (02-Mar-2017)
    Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

  • Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

  • Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Drug will treat a condition called carcinoid syndrome diarrhea

  • Live Healthy, Live Longer
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

  • Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis?
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

  • Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

  • Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Small study found giving healthy gut bacteria to young patients led to reduction in symptoms

  • Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Drug designed to stimulate upper gastrointestinal tract

  • Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes
    (19-Jan-2017)
    However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease

  • Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection
    (13-Jan-2017)
    In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

  • Health Tip: Concerned About Constipation?
    (12-Jan-2017)
    When to see a doctor

  • Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon
    (12-Jan-2017)
    But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

  • Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    (10-Jan-2017)
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

  • Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

  • Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

  • Health Tip: Coping With Irritable Bowel Disease Flares
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Suggestions for adjusting your diet

  • Gastro Issues May Be Downside to Weight-Loss Surgery
    (29-Dec-2016)
    Stomach problems, food intolerance plagued many patients even 2 years after procedure, study found

  • Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Seven times more likely to die within 30 days of abdominal procedures for appendicitis, hernias, study finds

  • Some Low-Income, Uninsured Patients Aren't Referred for Colonoscopy
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Follow-up is not consistent, even if they're part of 'safety net' health program

  • Some Low-Income, Uninsured Patients Aren't Referred for Colonoscopy
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Follow-up is not consistent, even if they're part of 'safety net' health program

  • Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

  • Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

  • Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health
    (17-Nov-2016)
    Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

  • Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

  • Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Treating constipation -- a common condition -- could help prevent kidney damage, experts say

  • Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows
    (10-Nov-2016)
    Treating constipation -- a common condition -- could help prevent kidney damage, experts say

  • The Scoop About Healthy Poop
    (25-Oct-2016)
    'Don't ignore a significant change in bowel movement patterns,' doctor says

  • The Scoop About Healthy Poop
    (25-Oct-2016)
    'Don't ignore a significant change in bowel movement patterns,' doctor says

  • Study: El Nino Could Boost Lyme Disease in Western U.S.
    (24-Oct-2016)
    Northeast may also experience changes in infectious diseases due to weather variations, research suggests

  • Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines
    (18-Oct-2016)
    People who get the severe headaches have more nitrate-reducing microbes, researchers say

  • 'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus
    (18-Oct-2016)
    San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

  • Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease
    (14-Oct-2016)
    Findings may help explain why the inflammatory bowel condition is so tough to treat, researchers say

  • Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

  • Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

  • Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It
    (26-Sep-2016)
    But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

  • Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases
    (26-Sep-2016)
    For several arthritic and gastrointestinal conditions

  • Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk
    (13-Sep-2016)
    Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

  • Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

  • Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

  • Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

  • Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
    (12-Sep-2016)
    'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

  • Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years
    (06-Sep-2016)
    But number of people diagnosed each year with celiac disease has remained stable

  • Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years
    (06-Sep-2016)
    But number of people diagnosed each year with celiac disease has remained stable

  • Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

  • Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

  • Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

  • Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

  • Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system

  • Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?
    (29-Jul-2016)
    Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

  • Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

  • Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop
    (09-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

  • Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop
    (09-Jul-2016)
    Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

  • Health Tip: Laxatives Have Side Effects
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Take them only as directed

  • Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

  • Health Tip: Is it Indigestion?
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

  • Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease
    (31-May-2016)
    Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

  • Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn
    (31-May-2016)
    Ask questions about taking medication and making lifestyle changes

  • Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?
    (24-May-2016)
    Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

  • Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study
    (23-May-2016)
    Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

  • Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study
    (23-May-2016)
    Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

  • Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study
    (23-May-2016)
    Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

  • Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study
    (23-May-2016)
    Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

  • DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut
    (11-May-2016)
    Genes involved were related to diet preference, metabolism and immune defense, study finds

  • Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries
    (10-May-2016)
    Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health

  • Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High
    (05-May-2016)
    Trend is increasing among those who can't get opioid prescription painkillers, experts say

  • Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

  • Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad
    (28-Apr-2016)
    Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

  • Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

  • Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study
    (14-Apr-2016)
    But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

  • Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study
    (14-Apr-2016)
    But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

  • Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study
    (14-Apr-2016)
    But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible

  • Happy Marriage May Prompt Men to Get Colonoscopy: Study
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Women encourage healthful behaviors in their husbands, but look to others for advice about their own preventive care

  • Inflectra Approved as 'Biosimilar' to Remicade
    (06-Apr-2016)
    For adults with Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis

  • Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers
    (04-Apr-2016)
    Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

  • Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?
    (30-Mar-2016)
    Death rate from procedure lower than previously reported, study finds

  • Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics
    (25-Mar-2016)
    Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say

  • Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    (09-Mar-2016)
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

  • Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study
    (15-Feb-2016)
    Research finds association among users over age 75, but can't prove the medications cause memory problems

  • Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Study finds cola boosts effectiveness of Tarceva for patients who are also taking a heartburn medicine

  • Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Limit fiber several days in advance of the exam

  • Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Follow label's instructions

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer, Analysis Finds
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them

  • Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

  • Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Diarrhea, respiratory infections are top killers, research shows

  • Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers

  • New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

  • New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study
    (20-Jan-2016)
    But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says

  • Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease
    (11-Jan-2016)
    While study can't prove cause-and-effect, increasing damage seen as dose rises

  • Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study finds

  • Side Effects Seen With One Method of Weight-Loss Surgery: Study
    (06-Jan-2016)
    Stomach pain, fatigue were most common symptoms after Roux-en-Y procedure

  • When and Where of Weight-Loss Surgery May Affect Vitamin D Levels
    (28-Dec-2015)
    'Sunshine vitamin' deficiency tied to poorer outcomes for patients in northern regions in winter

  • Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Try these at-home remedies

  • Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis
    (16-Dec-2015)
    For early, uncomplicated cases, study found the drugs often cleared up the condition without surgery

  • Stem Cell Transplants May Not Help Tough-to-Treat Crohn's, Study Says
    (15-Dec-2015)
    High risk of infection is a deterrent, too

  • Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem
    (26-Nov-2015)
    Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

  • Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem
    (26-Nov-2015)
    Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

  • Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem
    (26-Nov-2015)
    Could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and treatments can help, expert says

  • Probiotics May Not Shield 'Preemies' From Serious Illness, Study Finds
    (25-Nov-2015)
    More research on individual strains of these good bacteria may be needed

  • Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Clostridium difficile can be devastating to patients recovering from surgery, experts say

  • Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips for avoiding heartburn this holiday

  • Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips for avoiding heartburn this holiday

  • Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Expert offers tips for avoiding heartburn this holiday

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids
    (17-Nov-2015)
    But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

  • Health Tip: When a Stomach Bug Hits
    (05-Nov-2015)
    Soothe an unsettled tummy at home

  • Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man
    (04-Nov-2015)
    CDC experts say this is first known case of the parasite causing tumors in a human

  • Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Use of the drugs did not lower infection risk after these higher-risk operations, study found

  • Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
    (27-Oct-2015)
    But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

  • Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease
    (27-Oct-2015)
    But studies weren't designed to prove proton pump inhibitors are responsible for the increase

  • Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Clinical trial halted early because the treatment was effective

  • Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

  • Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

  • Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Clinical trial halted early because the treatment was effective

  • Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study
    (21-Oct-2015)
    Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Crohn's Disease Treatments for Kids May Not Get Gut Back to Normal
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Even after therapy, healthy bacteria, fungi populations not restored, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results

  • FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
    (11-Sep-2015)
    But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

  • Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels
    (10-Sep-2015)
    But finding does not prove certain intestinal bacteria determine size of one's waistline

  • Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Despite 'good' bacteria treatment, antibiotic-resistant bacteria still colonized ICU patients' intestines

  • Health Tip: Taking Antacids
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Who should avoid them without a doctor's consent

  • Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Watch what you eat before bed

  • Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

  • Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Signs you should visit a doctor

  • 'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy
    (11-Aug-2015)
    But one expert cautions that even 'low risk' patients can still develop suspicious polyps

  • Health Tip: Should I Talk to my Doctor About Gas?
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Excessive bloating could signal a problem

  • Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

  • Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

  • Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

  • Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use

  • For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    (04-Aug-2015)
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Team of experts outlines pluses, minuses of various surgical approaches

  • Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease
    (23-Jul-2015)
    Team of experts outlines pluses, minuses of various surgical approaches

  • Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study
    (22-Jul-2015)
    But survival advantage it showed in fixing bulging, weak spot diminished over time

  • Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Study finds bacteria from wastewater can linger much longer in the sand than in the sea

  • Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Patients 50 and up with advanced disease benefited the most

  • Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

  • Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says
    (10-Jul-2015)
    Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year

  • Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Rates aren't improving as much in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds

  • Severe Burns May Trigger Dangerous Shifts in Gut Germs
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Study suggests that treating patients with probiotics might help prevent complications

  • Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes
    (02-Jul-2015)
    If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

  • Health Tip: Identifying Symptoms of GERD
    (24-Jun-2015)
    Heartburn is a primary characteristic

  • Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?
    (23-Jun-2015)
    One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

  • Could a Microbe in Your Gut Help You Lose Weight?
    (23-Jun-2015)
    One bacteria is linked to lower levels of blood sugar, insulin and fat, researchers say

  • Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics
    (16-Jun-2015)
    About 80 percent of patients can try medication first, study says

  • The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

  • Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack
    (10-Jun-2015)
    But don't stop taking proton pump inhibitors based on this study, expert says

  • Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

  • Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
    (08-Jun-2015)
    Research by British engineers refutes notion that water pressure is enough to keep contaminants out

  • FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-May-2015)
    Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

  • Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel
    (28-May-2015)
    Syndrome affects up to 15 percent of U.S. adults

  • FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-May-2015)
    Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorder

  • Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
    (21-May-2015)
    Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (19-May-2015)
    Risk of a type of colitis increased somewhat for current HRT users, study found

  • Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten
    (15-May-2015)
    Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

  • Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten
    (15-May-2015)
    Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

  • Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage
    (11-May-2015)
    Researchers suggest screening people with gluten sensitivity

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • 'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds
    (06-May-2015)
    Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

  • 'Cruise Ship' Norovirus Bug Can Spread by Air, Study Finds
    (06-May-2015)
    Current containment strategies may need adjusting, research suggests

  • Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?
    (30-Apr-2015)
    Certain digestive byproducts could point to trouble, best treatments -- someday, researchers say

  • More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders
    (17-Apr-2015)
    EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

  • Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find
    (16-Apr-2015)
    People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

  • Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find
    (16-Apr-2015)
    People living in less-developed Papua New Guinea have 50 more types of bacteria

  • Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But both trials were small and more research is needed

  • Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But both trials were small and more research is needed

  • Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But both trials were small and more research is needed

  • New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying
    (06-Apr-2015)
    A condition called gastroparesis

  • Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

  • Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Strain of Shigella is easily transmitted and causes tough-to-treat diarrhea, CDC says

  • Fecal Transplant Treats Serious, Recurrent Intestinal Infection
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Experimental procedure helps people with C. difficile, small study shows

  • Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children
    (25-Mar-2015)
    In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

  • Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children
    (25-Mar-2015)
    In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But findings are preliminary, experts point out

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise
    (18-Mar-2015)
    But findings are preliminary, experts point out

  • Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
    (18-Mar-2015)
    Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Traveler's Diarrhea
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Stick to these safer foods

  • Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease
    (10-Mar-2015)
    They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

  • Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn's Disease
    (10-Mar-2015)
    They're more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with the digestive illness, study found

  • Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

  • Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery
    (05-Mar-2015)
    Study found having certain microbes may lead to fewer pounds shed

  • Does Long-Term Acetaminophen Use Raise Health Risks?
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses

  • Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease
    (02-Mar-2015)
    The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

  • Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease
    (02-Mar-2015)
    The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

  • Health Tip: What's Triggering Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    (27-Feb-2015)
    Factors that can spur symptoms

  • Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome

  • Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

  • Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

  • U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests
    (11-Feb-2015)
    Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

  • FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium
    (26-Jan-2015)
    The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

  • Generic Form of Nexium Approved
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Drug used to ease chronic heartburn

  • FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium
    (26-Jan-2015)
    The proton pump inhibitor reduces amount of acid in the stomach

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
    (23-Jan-2015)
    More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

  • Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Constipation
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Including lack of dietary fiber

  • Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Study suggests infection with H. pylori bug may be somewhat protective

  • More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately
    (12-Jan-2015)
    For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

  • Health Tip: Easing Heartburn During Pregnancy
    (29-Dec-2014)
    Eat smaller meals more frequently

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

  • Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival
    (02-Dec-2014)
    Reason for benefit unclear, more research is needed, study author says

  • Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Loved ones need to understand risks some foods pose for those with celiac disease

  • Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Expert offers tips on reducing the post-meal discomfort

  • Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Loved ones need to understand risks some foods pose for those with celiac disease

  • Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Loved ones need to understand risks some foods pose for those with celiac disease

  • Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast
    (27-Nov-2014)
    Expert offers tips on reducing the post-meal discomfort

  • Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

  • Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Birds' guts have evolved, allowing them to consume dangerous bacteria, experts say

  • Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

  • World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

  • 'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

  • MIT Researchers Develop Safer 'Button' Battery
    (03-Nov-2014)
    New technology promising in animal trial; might prevent serious injuries in kids

  • Child's Appendix More Likely to Rupture in Regions Short of Surgeons
    (31-Oct-2014)
    Transfer to another hospital delays treatment, researchers say

  • Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

  • Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

  • Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition

  • Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles
    (23-Oct-2014)
    Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

  • Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice
    (20-Oct-2014)
    Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

  • Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

  • Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
    (03-Oct-2014)
    Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

  • Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Breast-feeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten didn't prevent autoimmune disorder

  • Daytime May Be Better for Gallbladder Removal
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures, study finds

  • Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Scientists saw changes in helpful gut bacteria, which can affect some people's ability to process glucose

  • Movantik Approved for Constipation From Opioids
    (16-Sep-2014)
    Painkillers frequently cause irregularity

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

  • Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

  • Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Finding suggests genes, environment both play a part in development of the bowel disorder

  • Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study
    (14-Aug-2014)
    About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

  • Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study
    (14-Aug-2014)
    About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test
    (12-Aug-2014)
    DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
    (12-Aug-2014)
    But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

  • Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

  • Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

  • Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

  • Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

  • Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

  • Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (08-Aug-2014)
    Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation

  • Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

  • Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

  • Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

  • Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Studies find less aggressive care before and after surgery may lead to better results

  • Less May Be More When It Comes to Gallbladder Surgery
    (08-Jul-2014)
    Studies find less aggressive care before and after surgery may lead to better results

  • Your Stomach Bug May Well Be Norovirus
    (27-Jun-2014)
    Nearly 20 percent of gastroenteritis cases stem from the 'cruise-ship virus,' study finds

  • Gut Microbes Differ in Obese or Diabetic People, Study Finds
    (23-Jun-2014)
    There's been research to suggest that changes in 'good' intestinal bacteria could affect health

  • Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

  • Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

  • Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

  • Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect
    (12-Jun-2014)
    Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

  • New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Trials showed naloxegol improved bowel movements in patients taking narcotics for chronic conditions

  • Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations: CDC
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Fewer children admitted for severe diarrhea tied to rotavirus, researchers say

  • Could the 'Ulcer Bug' Guard Against Obesity?
    (05-Jun-2014)
    International review of countries found higher H. pylori rates corresponded with lower obesity rates

  • Health Tip: Is a Stomachache Serious?
    (05-Jun-2014)
    Signs your child should see a doctor

  • Could the 'Ulcer Bug' Guard Against Obesity?
    (05-Jun-2014)
    International review of countries found higher H. pylori rates corresponded with lower obesity rates

  • First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

  • FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's
    (21-May-2014)
    Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

  • FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's
    (21-May-2014)
    Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

  • FDA OKs New Drug for Hard-to-Treat Colitis and Crohn's
    (21-May-2014)
    Injections of Entyvio may help when standard therapy for the digestive disorders has failed

  • Entyvio Approved for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
    (20-May-2014)
    Two chronic gastrointestinal diseases

  • Entyvio Approved for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
    (20-May-2014)
    Two chronic gastrointestinal diseases

  • Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds
    (16-May-2014)
    Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

  • Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

  • Depression Tied to Crohn's Disease Flare-Ups
    (05-May-2014)
    Doctors should be aware of body-mind connection with the inflammatory bowel condition, study author says

  • New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients
    (05-May-2014)
    Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

  • Depression Tied to Crohn's Disease Flare-Ups
    (05-May-2014)
    Doctors should be aware of body-mind connection with the inflammatory bowel condition, study author says

  • Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study
    (03-May-2014)
    But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

  • Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study
    (03-May-2014)
    But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS With Diet
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Try these healthy eating strategies

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS With Diet
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Try these healthy eating strategies

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

  • Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria

  • Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Its many folds and protrusions are designed to maximize nutrient intake, researchers say

  • Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Its many folds and protrusions are designed to maximize nutrient intake, researchers say

  • Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study

  • Health Tip: If Your Child is Constipated
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Signs the youngster should see a doctor

  • Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

  • Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Study finds helpful microbial communities vary person to person

  • Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

  • Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

  • FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
    (28-Mar-2014)
    DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

  • New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
    (19-Mar-2014)
    DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
    (12-Mar-2014)
    Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows

  • Researchers Uncover the Secret Behind Bowel Movements
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Nerves and muscles work together to create a certain rhythm, study shows

  • 'House' TV Series Leads to Real-Life Diagnosis
    (07-Feb-2014)
    Doctors realized patient's mysterious symptoms resembled those of a character on the medical drama

  • New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Study finds sleeve gastrectomy often doesn't relieve acid reflux, and sometimes makes it worse

  • At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

  • Docs Detail Healthy Food Choices for Super Bowl Sunday
    (02-Feb-2014)
    Pace yourself, pass on junk food, throw in some veggie alternatives

  • Health Tip: Losing Weight? Reduce Your Risk of Gallstones
    (22-Jan-2014)

  • Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Small study found no ill effects from consumption, although longer-term studies are needed, experts say

  • Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease
    (21-Jan-2014)
    Small study found no ill effects from consumption, although longer-term studies are needed, experts say

  • Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Study found risk for fracture was less for those who avoided wheat, other grains

  • Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease
    (16-Jan-2014)
    Study found risk for fracture was less for those who avoided wheat, other grains

  • Common Infant Vaccine Tied to Slight Rise in Risk for Bowel Complication
    (14-Jan-2014)
    But chances of complication much lower than with previous rotavirus vaccine, studies show

  • FDA Warns Against Misuse of Laxatives
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Ignoring dosing instructions, cautions can lead to serious side effects with some of these products

  • Recession Triggered Wave of Health Worries, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Internet searches rose for stress-related conditions such as ulcers and back pain

  • Gut Bacteria Shift Quickly After Changes in Diet, Study Shows
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Number and type of gut microbes shifted within a day of eating plant- or animal-based foods exclusively

  • Acid-Reflux Drugs Tied to Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Study found risk of deficiency rose with longer use, higher doses

  • Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

  • Age-Related Colon Condition Not Cause for Alarm, Study Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Chances of diverticulosis developing into serious disorder are slimmer than thought

  • Thalidomide May Help Kids With Crohn's Disease
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Drug previously tied to birth defects helped induce remission in children with difficult-to-treat disease

  • Might Stomach Artery Treatment Be Future Weight-Loss Tool?
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Early study found unexpected side effect after procedure to stop bleeding

  • Generic Aciphex Approved to Treat Chronic Heartburn
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), common condition involves backflow of stomach acid

  • Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

  • 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older

  • Tired Surgeons May Not Be Error-Prone
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Study compared gallbladder surgery results for same doctors with and without enough sleep

  • Health Tip: Establish Healthy Bowel Habits
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Eat regularly

  • Health Tip: Establish Healthy Bowel Habits
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Eat regularly

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

  • Bottle-Feeding May Raise Risk of Stomach Obstruction in Infants
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Study also found older age of mother increased chances of serious condition

  • Shellfish Toxin Spreading to Eastern U.S., Report Says
    (16-Oct-2013)
    Warming seas may contribute to growth of this potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble

  • Crohn's and Colitis May Be Tied to Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    (14-Oct-2013)
    Review of previous studies finds link between inflammatory bowel disease and cardiovascular trouble

  • Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage in 2 Patients
    (09-Oct-2013)
    Pancreas shrank by up to one-third in case studies following long-term use

  • Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend, Study Says
    (07-Oct-2013)
    But the bill you get afterward might be a bit higher

  • Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

  • Parents' Feeding Choices May Raise Baby's Risk for Celiac Disease
    (07-Oct-2013)
    Study links late introduction of gluten, breast-feeding beyond 1 year to development of the digestive disorder

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine a First-Class Idea?
    (04-Oct-2013)
    In early trial, symptoms of norovirus infection were halved, researchers say

  • Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Researchers create capsules containing fecal bacteria to flush away deadly germs

  • Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Researchers create capsules containing fecal bacteria to flush away deadly germs

  • Massachusetts Health Law Cut Race Gap for Certain Surgeries: Study
    (02-Oct-2013)
    More blacks, Hispanics get less-invasive procedures for appendicitis, gallbladder since state health reform

  • Massachusetts Health Law Cut Race Gap for Certain Surgeries: Study
    (02-Oct-2013)
    More blacks, Hispanics get less-invasive procedures for appendicitis, gallbladder since state health reform

  • Health Tip: Ease Cramps From Irritable Bowel
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Eat smaller, more frequent meals

  • Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Current smokers had highest rates of pneumonia, infection

  • Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

  • Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

  • Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

  • Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death

  • Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms, Study Says
    (16-Sep-2013)
    Sometimes a stomach ache or headache can be a cry for help

  • Gut Bugs May Hold Key to Weight Control, Mouse Study Suggests
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Findings hint that obese people might benefit from transfer of stomach bacteria of thinner people

  • In Type 2 Diabetes, Gut May 'Taste' Sugar Differently
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Small study suggests people with condition absorb glucose more rapidly

  • Your Gut Bacteria May Predict Your Obesity Risk
    (28-Aug-2013)
    Studies also found that high-fiber, low-fat diet can change bacteria makeup for the better

  • Mexico Farm Tied to Stomach Bug Back in Operation
    (27-Aug-2013)
    U.S. health officials still haven't identified source of more than 600 infections

  • Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Entire Community: CDC
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Lower hospitalization rates for rotavirus infection seen in all age groups, researchers report

  • Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak Top 600
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Latest CDC statistics show 601 illnesses across 22 states, 40 people hospitalized

  • Breast-Feeding May Pass Good Bacteria From Mom to Baby
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Study found same beneficial strains in the guts of mother and child, as well as in breast milk

  • Drug Shows Promise for People With Colitis, Crohn's Disease
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Results of early trials were stronger with colitis patients, however

  • Drug Shows Promise for People With Colitis, Crohn's Disease
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Results of early trials were stronger with colitis patients, however

  • More Cases Reported in Stomach Bug Outbreak
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Latest CDC statistics show 586 illnesses across 20 states, 36 people hospitalized

  • Cases in Stomach Bug Outbreak Continue to Climb
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Latest CDC statistics show 576 illnesses reported in 19 states, 36 people hospitalized

  • Company Tied to Stomach Bug Outbreak Stops Shipments to U.S.
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Salad mix from Mexico has been implicated in Iowa, Nebraska cases; source of other infections is unclear

  • Childhood Tummy Aches May Be Tied to Adult Anxiety, Depression
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Study looked at young adults a decade later

  • Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study
    (08-Aug-2013)
    No difference seen in diarrhea rates among those taking the supplements

  • Stomach Bug Outbreak Cases Top 500
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Meanwhile, health officials still trying to track down source of infections in 14 of 16 states affected

  • Psoriasis, Other Medical Conditions May Be Linked, Study Says
    (07-Aug-2013)
    As skin disorder worsened, likelihood of multiple diseases rose, researchers found

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Appendectomy
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Follow doctor's orders and take it easy

  • Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Blood cancer more common for those with continuing intestinal damage, study found

  • Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Offering a free colonoscopy or at-home test increased participation among uninsured

  • Stomach Bug Outbreak Source in Two States Traced to Mexican Farm
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit; CDC has not confirmed a source in 14 other states

  • Health Tip: Is Diverticular Disease Causing Problems?
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Learn to identify these potential warning signs

  • 400 Now Sickened in Stomach Bug Outbreak
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source

  • FDA Defines 'Gluten-Free' for Food Labels
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Rule will benefit millions of Americans with celiac disease

  • Stomach Bug Outbreak Grows, Bagged Salad Implicated
    (01-Aug-2013)
    Health officials in Iowa, Nebraska point to salad mix as culprit, but CDC has not confirmed a source

  • Stomach Bug Outbreak Spreads to More States: CDC
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Cyclospora cases now total 353, and source of the illnesses remains unknown

  • U.S. Health Officials Still Tracking Source of Stomach Bug Outbreak
    (25-Jul-2013)
    285 cases of cyclospora infections, 18 hospitalizations in 11 states since late June

  • Gluten-Free and Worry-Free in Georgia
    (19-Jul-2013)

  • Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

  • Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Study found the risk rose by up to 22 percent after consecutive high-ozone days

  • Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Study found the risk rose by up to 22 percent after consecutive high-ozone days

  • Celiac Disease Shouldn't Keep Family From BBQ Fun: Experts
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Making sure gluten-free kids remain that way when away from home is challenging, but doable

  • Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

  • Complications More Likely With Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Study
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Staying on top of symptoms may allow safer, planned procedures, researchers say

  • Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

  • Complications More Likely With Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Study
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Staying on top of symptoms may allow safer, planned procedures, researchers say

  • How Safe Is Your Local Beach?
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Report card rates cleanest and most contaminated beaches across U.S.

  • Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism
    (21-Jun-2013)
    But finding doesn't prove a gluten-free diet will help kids with the developmental disorder, experts say

  • Potty-Training Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
    (21-Jun-2013)
    Starting too early is a common mistake, expert says

  • Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection risk

  • Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil
    (30-May-2013)
    Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay

  • Delaying Colonoscopy Puts Man in Grave Danger
    (30-May-2013)
    A little 'short-term hassle' may have prevented stage 2 cancer, Wisconsin resident says

  • Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
    (24-May-2013)
    These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

  • Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
    (24-May-2013)
    These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

  • Bowel Issues Affect 3 Out of 4 Pregnant Women
    (24-May-2013)
    These problems don't significantly affect quality of life, study says

  • Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer: Study
    (23-May-2013)
    But simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report

  • Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
    (20-May-2013)
    Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life

  • Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

  • Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

  • Losing Weight May Ease Chronic Heartburn
    (20-May-2013)
    Study found shedding pounds reduced GERD symptoms among overweight, obese patients

  • Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
    (20-May-2013)
    Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life

  • Swallowing Magnets Can Be Fatal for Children
    (20-May-2013)
    Neodymium magnets are powerful enough to cause significant damage to digestive tract, researchers say

  • Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
    (15-May-2013)
    Blocks process that contributes to abnormal inflammation

  • Good Diet Helps People Manage Celiac Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Effects of gluten intolerance can be minimized with proper nutrition, expert says

  • Good Diet Helps People Manage Celiac Disease
    (10-May-2013)
    Effects of gluten intolerance can be minimized with proper nutrition, expert says

  • Bacteria in Baby's Belly May Influence Growth, Study Says
    (09-May-2013)
    One species appears linked to slowed progress, researchers find

  • Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?
    (08-May-2013)
    Study of 4 women found E. coli that 'migrated' and thrived

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • 'Gut Reaction' May Predict Cardiovascular Risk
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Higher levels of stomach substance called TMAO linked to heart attack, stroke, study suggests

  • Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

  • Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease
    (17-Apr-2013)
    Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

  • Health Tip: Before You Take This Heartburn Medication...
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Factors to consider when using a proton pump inhibitor

  • Health Tip: When Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms Flare
    (03-Apr-2013)
    Ask your doctor about dietary adjustments

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • Parents Will Push for Medication, Even If Doc Says Not Needed
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Survey dealt with hypothetical diagnosis of digestive disorder in young child

  • Antihistamine Meds May Raise Risk for Diarrheal Illness
    (30-Mar-2013)
    Study found hospitalized patients on antibiotics taking these drugs were more vulnerable to C. difficile infection

  • Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Chronic constipation is a frequent cause

  • Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Gastric Bypass' Effects: Study
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Transferring altered microbes into mouse bellies led to weight loss even without surgery

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

  • Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Also Sickens 1 Million U.S. Kids Yearly
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Norovirus has overtaken rotavirus in causing gastric illness, CDC study finds

  • Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

  • Hormone Pills in Menopause May Carry Gallstone Side Effects
    (19-Mar-2013)
    Large French study did not show similar risk for women on estrogen patch or gel

  • Efforts to Prevent Hospital-Based Infection Falling Short, Survey Finds
    (14-Mar-2013)
    Gastric illness from C. difficile continues to rise despite improved cleaning, decontamination

  • Seniors Getting Unnecessary Colonoscopies: Study
    (11-Mar-2013)
    23 percent of those over 70 undergo screenings that are inappropriate, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Follow these suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Health Tip: Don't Let GERD Interrupt Your Sleep
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Follow these suggestions to minimize symptoms

  • Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally effective

  • Heartburn Meds May Often Be Taken for Too Long, at Too-High Doses
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Study of U.S. veterans found many stay on drugs such as Prilosec for months, years without reevaluation

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Constipation
    (22-Feb-2013)
    Be sure to get enough fiber in your diet

  • Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Feb-2013)
    New data involving 45,000 women may settle the question, experts say

  • Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Feb-2013)
    New data involving 45,000 women may settle the question, experts say

  • Study Finds No Tie Between Acne Drug Accutane and Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Feb-2013)
    New data involving 45,000 women may settle the question, experts say

  • Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Study found device allowed some heartburn patients to stop taking medication

  • Patients Urged to Watch for Trouble After Colon Surgery
    (13-Feb-2013)
    Wound drainage, bowel problems, fever can signal post-op complications, expert panel says

  • C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
    (11-Feb-2013)
    But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health

  • Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States
    (31-Jan-2013)
    CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

  • Pet Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 8 States
    (31-Jan-2013)
    CDC is investigating cases of rare strain of stomach bug linked to the animals

  • Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Seniors with condition can suffer serious health problems

  • Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
    (28-Jan-2013)
    Seniors with condition can suffer serious health problems

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Kidney Risks for Children: Study
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Expert says NSAIDs are overused for treating kids with fever

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

  • Chronic Heartburn Could Spur Asthma in Some Patients
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Study reinforces the link, and a new test might be better at spotting the problem, experts say

  • Vaccinating Kids Against Common Gut Bug Helps Shield Adults Too: Study
    (24-Jan-2013)
    Rotavirus infection causes severe gastrointestinal symptoms and can be deadly

  • CDC Researchers Spot Increase in New 'Stomach Bug' Strain
    (24-Jan-2013)
    A norovirus from Australia caused majority of U.S. outbreaks at the end of 2012

  • U.S. Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Need Individualized Treatment: Report
    (23-Jan-2013)
    The Institute of Medicine calls the syndrome a 'very real, highly diverse' condition

  • How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
    (20-Jan-2013)
    If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

  • How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
    (20-Jan-2013)
    If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

  • Fecal 'Transplant' to Cure Gut Infection?
    (16-Jan-2013)
    In small study, new treatment was more effective than antibiotic on hard-to-treat bacteria

  • Fecal 'Transplant' to Cure Gut Infection?
    (16-Jan-2013)
    In small study, new treatment was more effective than antibiotic on hard-to-treat bacteria

  • Unneeded Antibiotics May Lead to Diarrheal Illness, Study Finds
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Instead of helping hospitalized patients, treatment promotes infection in some

  • Early Parkinson's Patients May Suffer Some Symptoms in Silence
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Yet help is possible if doctors know about the problem, study suggests

  • Which Hospital Patients Need Drugs to Prevent Gastrointestinal Bleeding?
    (10-Jan-2013)
    New scoring system helps doctors decide when to prescribe antacids

  • Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

  • Hospital Type Linked to Racial Disparities in Kids With Appendicitis Complication
    (04-Jan-2013)
    Cases of perforated appendix may signal inadequate access to health care, researchers say

  • Fulyzaq Approved for Diarrhea in People With HIV/AIDS
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Antiretroviral drugs can lead to diarrhea

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • Keep Kitchen Utensils Clean While Preparing Holiday Meal
    (25-Dec-2012)
    Cross-contamination can occur easily during cooking process, study says

  • Gattex Approved for Short Bowel Syndrome
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Provides nutrition for people with surgically removed intestine

  • Survival Equal in 2 Types of Abdominal Aneurysm Repair: Study
    (21-Dec-2012)
    Less-invasive endovascular method now an acceptable alternative to open surgery, Hopkins researcher says

  • Scientists Now See 200 Genes Linked to Crohn's Disease
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Findings may eventually lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Speed Bumps May Aid Appendicitis Diagnosis
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Researchers suggest asking patients if pain surged when they hit traffic humps

  • Speed Bumps May Aid Appendicitis Diagnosis
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Researchers suggest asking patients if pain surged when they hit traffic humps

  • Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Dogs like Cliff are giving a whole new meaning to 'pet scan'

  • Trained Beagle Sniffs Out Troublesome Hospital Infection
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Dogs like Cliff are giving a whole new meaning to 'pet scan'

  • Dishwashing Won't Kill Tummy-Troubling Norovirus: Study
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Better cleaning agents needed to curb infection, researchers say

  • New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians

  • New Guidelines Urge Limiting Endoscopy for GERD
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Women should not undergo routine screening, and many men don't need it either, according to American College of Physicians

  • Tips for Holiday Heartburn Relief
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Some advice if you tend to overindulge

  • Tips for Holiday Heartburn Relief
    (22-Nov-2012)
    Some advice if you tend to overindulge

  • 'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

  • 'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

  • Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

  • Gut Bacteria Often Similar in Humans, Chimps: Study
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Microbial groups may have played role in evolution, researchers say

  • New Diabetes Drugs Have Different Advantages, Study Says
    (07-Nov-2012)
    One is injected daily, the other weekly and both have side effects

  • Health Tip: Preventing Excess Gas
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Avoid gum and hard candies

  • Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Study found highest 'proteobacteria' levels in kids newly diagnosed with condition

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (31-Oct-2012)
    These illnesses may occur when immune system 'balancing act' goes awry, researchers say

  • Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Study found highest 'proteobacteria' levels in kids newly diagnosed with condition

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (31-Oct-2012)
    These illnesses may occur when immune system 'balancing act' goes awry, researchers say

  • Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (31-Oct-2012)
    These illnesses may occur when immune system 'balancing act' goes awry, researchers say

  • Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels
    (23-Oct-2012)
    When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

  • Colonoscopy Screening May Have Cut Colon Cancer Rates
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Large, 20-year study found upper colon cancer cases decreased as Medicare coverage expanded

  • Kids Still Swallowing Magnets Despite Warning Labels
    (23-Oct-2012)
    When more than one is ingested, they can cause life-threatening complications in stomach, bowel

  • Stimulation Device for Esophagus Might Ease GERD Symptoms
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Three small, early studies found the device helped for at least a year

  • Stimulation Device for Esophagus Might Ease GERD Symptoms
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Three small, early studies found the device helped for at least a year

  • More Antibiotic Use Tied to Rise in Diarrheal Infections in Hospitals: Study
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Kids, elderly especially vulnerable to serious consequences from C. difficile bacteria

  • GI Bleeding Deaths Drop in U.S., Study Finds
    (22-Oct-2012)
    As treatment improved over 20 years, costs most than doubled

  • Marijuana, Real or Fake, Can Lead to Unusual Gastro Problem
    (22-Oct-2012)
    Case studies of cannabinoid hyperemesis describe bouts of nausea, vomiting, pain

  • Psoriasis Drug May Help People With Crohn's Disease: Study
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Stelara could be option for patients resistant to standard meds, experts say

  • Psoriasis Drug May Help People With Crohn's Disease: Study
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Stelara could be option for patients resistant to standard meds, experts say

  • Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found

  • Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found

  • CT Scans of Kids in ER With Stomach Pain Skyrockets
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Between 1998 and 2008, CT use ballooned from 1 percent to 15 percent of these cases, study shows

  • Humira's Approval Widened to Include Ulcerative Colitis
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Disease causes inflammation in large intestine

  • Changes in Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Study is preliminary and doctors says it's soon to know if the association is important

  • Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

  • Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

  • Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study
    (24-Sep-2012)
    But real-world risk still is low, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Check
    (20-Sep-2012)
    Focus on a healthier diet

  • FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Ingredient in Intestinomicina linked to serious health problems, including bone marrow toxicity

  • FDA Warns Against Use of Diarrhea Drug From El Salvador
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Ingredient in Intestinomicina linked to serious health problems, including bone marrow toxicity

  • New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

  • New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

  • Study Assesses Blood Thinner Use After Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (17-Sep-2012)
    Resuming warfarin after a few days is best, researchers conclude

  • Bottle-Feeding May Raise Baby's Risk for Intestinal Trouble
    (03-Sep-2012)
    Study found chances for serious condition called pyloric stenosis increased by almost 5 times

  • New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

  • Feces-Linked Bacteria Found at Lake Erie Beaches
    (31-Aug-2012)
    High levels of Arcobacter indicate fecal contamination, researcher notes

  • New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

  • New Drug Approved for Irritable Bowel, Chronic Constipation
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Linzess sanctioned for cases that don't respond to conventional treatment

  • New Drug Approved for Irritable Bowel, Chronic Constipation
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Linzess sanctioned for cases that don't respond to conventional treatment

  • Overweight Kids More Prone to Gallstones: Study
    (25-Aug-2012)
    Risk was even higher for obese girls, Hispanics

  • Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Incomplete removal of polyps and poor follow-up are top factors for those at increased risk, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Crohn's Disease Can Cause Complications
    (23-Aug-2012)
    Here's what to look out for

  • Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Gallstones?
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Check your family history

  • Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Gallstones?
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Check your family history

  • Health Tip: Manage Heartburn During Pregnancy
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Watch what and when you eat

  • New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Tofacitinib relieved symptoms in short term, but effects over time not yet known

  • New Pill Appears Effective, Safe for Ulcerative Colitis: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Tofacitinib relieved symptoms in short term, but effects over time not yet known

  • Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease
    (09-Aug-2012)
    'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found

  • Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease
    (09-Aug-2012)
    'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found

  • Humira Might Help Kids With Tough-to-Treat Crohn's Disease
    (09-Aug-2012)
    'Biologic' drug spurred remission for a third of patients 6 months into treatment, study found

  • 'Spray-on Skin' May Someday Heal Stubborn Leg Ulcers
    (03-Aug-2012)
    But manufacturer-funded study is preliminary and treatment cost unknown

  • Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don't Realize It: Study
    (02-Aug-2012)
    On the other hand, many without the disease needlessly follow gluten-free diets

  • Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don't Realize It: Study
    (02-Aug-2012)
    On the other hand, many without the disease needlessly follow gluten-free diets

  • If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study
    (25-Jul-2012)
    But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed

  • Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says
    (25-Jul-2012)
    Obesity, poor diet contribute to acid reflux, which is sometimes linked to the deadly disease

  • New Drug Approved for Colonoscopy Preparation
    (17-Jul-2012)
    To help cleanse the colon

  • Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

  • Gut Microbes Might Reflect Health, Diet of Older Adults
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Study found intestinal species varied depending on seniors' health, residence

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges
    (05-Jul-2012)
    No diagnostic test and limited meds are among hurdles faced by those with digestive disorder

  • California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Careful eating, practicing yoga and not internalizing stress prove key to her success

  • Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges
    (05-Jul-2012)
    No diagnostic test and limited meds are among hurdles faced by those with digestive disorder

  • California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS
    (05-Jul-2012)
    Careful eating, practicing yoga and not internalizing stress prove key to her success

  • 'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    But experts say colonoscopy still trumps CT-guided scan for now

  • Eating Vegetables May Protect Pancreas, Study Suggests
    (28-Jun-2012)
    4 servings a day cut risk of acute pancreatitis by 44% compared to 1 helping, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate Ulcerative Colitis
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Including abdominal pain and diarrhea

  • Health Tip: Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Don't use tap water for drinking, ice or brushing teeth

  • Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

  • Effects of High Blood Pressure Drug May Mimic Celiac Disease
    (22-Jun-2012)
    Some patients taking olmesartan developed chronic diarrhea and lost an average of 40 pounds: study

  • Mom's Smoking Tied to Dangerous Gut Illness in Preemies
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Study found it was strongest risk factor for 'necrotizing enterocolitis' in newborns

  • Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not

  • Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis
    (13-Jun-2012)
    Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not

  • Health Tip: Understanding Adult Dehydration
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Diarrhea is a common cause

  • Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Risks Seem to Outweigh Gains for Many: Study
    (05-Jun-2012)
    Cases of gastrointestinal, cerebral bleeding higher than expected, except for diabetics

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Infant Dehydration
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Including dry mouth and tongue

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Colonoscopy
    (29-May-2012)
    Including avoiding solid foods

  • Travel to High Altitudes Tied to Crohn's, Colitis Flare-Ups
    (25-May-2012)
    Symptoms more likely to spike after mountain climbing, skiing and even flying, study says

  • Travel to High Altitudes Tied to Crohn's, Colitis Flare-Ups
    (25-May-2012)
    Symptoms more likely to spike after mountain climbing, skiing and even flying, study says

  • Health Tip: Avoiding Gluten
    (23-May-2012)
    A key task if you have celiac disease

  • Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study
    (22-May-2012)
    Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

  • Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks
    (22-May-2012)
    Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

  • Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study
    (22-May-2012)
    They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure

  • Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy
    (21-May-2012)
    Research suggests the test can help prevent colon cancer incidence, deaths

  • Could Compound in Artificial Sweeteners Worsen Crohn's Disease?
    (21-May-2012)
    Lab study suggests maltodextrin may encourage growth of E. coli bacteria in small intestine

  • Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs
    (21-May-2012)
    Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

  • Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs
    (21-May-2012)
    Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

  • Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
    (21-May-2012)
    Researchers found apparent connections between estrogen treatments and Crohn's disease, colitis

  • Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer
    (18-May-2012)
    Inflammation of tissue lining the esophagus could be the cause, study says

  • Education Is Key to Health: Report
    (16-May-2012)
    Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

  • Study Shows MS Patients at Most Risk for Drug-Linked Brain Illness
    (16-May-2012)
    Small number of Tysabri users develop rare but potentially fatal infection

  • Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought
    (15-May-2012)
    Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

  • Researchers Test Laxative-Free Colon Scan
    (14-May-2012)
    But virtual procedure isn't ready for prime time yet, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Gas in Babies
    (11-May-2012)
    Feed the infant slowly

  • Norovirus Outbreak Traced to Reusable Grocery Bag
    (09-May-2012)
    Infection spread after one girl became sick during soccer team travels

  • Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea
    (08-May-2012)
    Study suggests microbes in special yogurts, other foods may help common complaint

  • Probiotic Products May Prevent Antibiotic-Linked Diarrhea
    (08-May-2012)
    Study suggests microbes in special yogurts, other foods may help common complaint

  • Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Early research also links headaches to gluten problems, Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
    (03-May-2012)
    Early research also links headaches to gluten problems, Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Children Usually Excluded From Clinical Drug Trials: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Kids with chronic illnesses might react differently to new medicines than adults, researchers say

  • Black Kids Less Apt to Get Meds for Stomach Pain in ER: Study
    (30-Apr-2012)
    However, no differences seen in tests ordered or hospitalization rates

  • Low-Radiation CT Scans Effective at Spotting Appendicitis: Study
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Approach cuts cancer risk without raising number of unnecessary surgeries

  • Hospital Charges Show Huge Variance in Study
    (24-Apr-2012)
    For appendicitis, charges ranged from $1,500 to $180,000

  • Lower Risk for Bowel Obstruction With Less Invasive Surgery: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Swedish researchers compared open surgery with laparoscopy

  • Lower Risk for Bowel Obstruction With Less Invasive Surgery: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Swedish researchers compared open surgery with laparoscopy

  • Lower Risk for Bowel Obstruction With Less Invasive Surgery: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Swedish researchers compared open surgery with laparoscopy

  • Many Patients Skip Recommended Colonoscopy: Study
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Follow-through is more likely with other screening tests for colon cancer

  • Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Complications can include ulcers, bleeding, study finds

  • Gastro Woes Often Strike Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Complications can include ulcers, bleeding, study finds

  • Study Finds Antibiotics Best for Appendicitis
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Drugs avoid risks of surgery, but 20 percent of those who use them still need appendix removed

  • Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Irish study finds rise in radiation exposure over decade parallels increased use of CT

  • Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Irish study finds rise in radiation exposure over decade parallels increased use of CT

  • Diagnostic Scans Tied to Radiation Risk for Gastro Patients
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Irish study finds rise in radiation exposure over decade parallels increased use of CT

  • Taking Multivitamins Won't Prevent Canker Sores, Study Says
    (06-Apr-2012)
    People on daily vitamins had as many episodes of the oral lesions as those who took placebos

  • Improved Stem Cell Line May Avoid Tumor Risk: Study
    (05-Apr-2012)
    New line of stem cells may have application for disease-modeling, researchers say

  • Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

  • New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Unlike other such screens, researchers say the test isn't affected by certain lifestyle factors

  • BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Patients suffer from throat, stomach injuries

  • BBQ Danger: Wires From Grill Cleaners Swallowed in Food
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Patients suffer from throat, stomach injuries

  • Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests procedure should be cancelled if visibility is poor

  • Health Tip: Why Am I Constipated?
    (28-Mar-2012)
    Here are common reasons

  • New Device Approved for Lingering GERD
    (23-Mar-2012)
    After lifestyle changes, medication fail to relieve symptoms

  • Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Heartburn is a common sign

  • Health Tip: Spot the Symptoms of GERD
    (22-Mar-2012)
    Heartburn is a common sign

  • Health Tip: Celiac Disease May Trigger These Symptoms
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Here are potential warning signs

  • Health Tip: Keep Crohn's Under Control
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions to help manage the disease

  • U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

  • U.S. Deaths From Gastro Infections Doubled Over 8 Years: CDC
    (14-Mar-2012)
    Easily transmitted germs such as norovirus and C. difficile are prime culprits

  • One Antibiotic Appears to Ease Severe E. Coli Infection
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Small study looked at bacteria that caused German outbreak

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Jews of Eastern European descent are more likely to have the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Jews of Eastern European descent are more likely to have the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

  • Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Jews of Eastern European descent are more likely to have the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Health Tip: Diabetics, Take Care of Your Feet
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Reduce the risk of foot ulcers

  • Dangerous Bacteria Also Spreads Outside Hospitals: CDC
    (06-Mar-2012)
    C. difficile infections and death rates at 'historic highs,' experts say

  • New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Update emphasizes ordering tests based on each patient's odds of developing the disease

  • Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS Symptoms
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions that may offer relief

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS Symptoms
    (01-Mar-2012)
    Suggestions that may offer relief

  • In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy
    (24-Feb-2012)
    High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

  • Children Now Eligible for Screening Test for Bacterium
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Helicobacter pylori causes ulcers, gastritis, certain cancers

  • Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer
    (23-Feb-2012)
    But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

  • Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

  • Is Avoiding Gluten in Foods Always Necessary?
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Many who shun the component of wheat, barley and rye may not need to do so, experts say

  • Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study
    (19-Feb-2012)
    The 20-minute screening can detect those at risk for colorectal cancer

  • Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Frequent absences, depression can affect how well students with bowel disease do academically

  • Smoking May Up Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus Patients
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests that only quitting, not cutting back, might lower threat

  • Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Kids' Diarrhea Vaccine Appears Safe After All: Study
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Risk of intestinal side effect didn't rise; children should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Constipation May Help Explain Some Bedwetting
    (06-Feb-2012)
    Study found it could pressure bladder, lower capacity to hold urine

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Especially true for current or former smokers, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep Heartburn Under Control
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to help put out the fire

  • Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too
    (31-Jan-2012)
    Study examines repeat sigmoidoscopy, a somewhat less-invasive screening method

  • Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Eating less fiber was linked to lower diverticulosis risk in study, but no proof of cause and effect

  • Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

  • Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Eating less fiber was linked to lower diverticulosis risk in study, but no proof of cause and effect

  • Common Gastro Disease Occurs Even With High-Fiber Diet
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Eating less fiber was linked to lower diverticulosis risk in study, but no proof of cause and effect

  • Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

  • Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
    (27-Jan-2012)
    Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • Heartburn Meds Won't Help, May Harm Kids With Asthma
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Acid-reducing drugs might boost respiratory infections in children without reflux, study finds

  • Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

  • First Test Approved to Help Detect Risk of Rare Brain Infection
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Among users of the drug Tysabri

  • More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Adding the drug to standard regimen improved survival in new group of patients

  • Kidney Failure Patients Prone to GI Tract Bleeding
    (19-Jan-2012)
    Bleeding in the esophagus, stomach and intestine can be deadly for dialysis patients, study says

  • More, Faster Weight Loss Seen With Gastric Bypass Than Banding
    (16-Jan-2012)
    But the surgeon performing the operation also makes a difference, an expert says

  • Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says
    (13-Jan-2012)
    Gastrointestinal complications not associated with updated formulations

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say sunshine may boost vitamin D levels, affecting immune function

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say sunshine may boost vitamin D levels, affecting immune function

  • Health Tip: Help Control Constipation During Pregnancy
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Eat more fiber and drink more fluids

  • Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

  • Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

  • Dementia May Lead to Avoidable Hospitalizations
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Two-thirds of admissions in these patients are for preventable illnesses, study finds

  • Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

  • As Nations Develop, So May Bowel Disease
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Researchers identify inflammatory bowel disease as a global problem

  • Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

  • Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

  • Have Heartburn? Get Help
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Wisconsin woman urges other sufferers to not wait as long as she did

  • Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Excess weight gets biggest share of blame for increase

  • Celiac Disease in Women Linked to Depression Risk
    (04-Jan-2012)
    But sticking to gluten-free diets helped improve their well-being in study

  • Some 'Gluten-Free' Beers Really Aren't: Study
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Other 'low-gluten' beers contain high amounts of the celiac disease irritant

  • As Obesity Rises, More Suffer From Acid Reflux
    (22-Dec-2011)
    GERD symptoms have been linked to cancer of esophagus, researchers say

  • Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Large Danish study suggests possibility of connection between the illnesses in women

  • Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
    (20-Dec-2011)
    Large Danish study suggests possibility of connection between the illnesses in women

  • Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study
    (09-Dec-2011)
    These babies also have fewer types of microbes than those born full-term, researchers say

  • British Screening Program Finding More Early Stage Colon Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    More than 1 million have been tested using kits sent to homes

  • Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

  • Vaccine Might One Day Prevent 'Cruise Ship' Stomach Bug
    (07-Dec-2011)
    Experimental vaccine reduced effects of norovirus in small study

  • Common Hospital Infection Lengthens Patient Stays
    (05-Dec-2011)
    An estimated 10% of those infected with C. difficile will die, study finds

  • Opioids May Be Overused for Chronic Stomach Pain
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Doubling of prescriptions over 10 years is cause for concern, study says

  • Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study
    (30-Nov-2011)
    High blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes

  • Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers

  • Autoimmune Woes May Raise Risk for Lung Clots
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Risks climbed for patients hospitalized for such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's, study found

  • Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers

  • More Blacks Die in Hospital After Diverticulitis Surgery
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Racial differences in survival were seen even among those with health insurance, study finds

  • Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death
    (21-Nov-2011)
    40% higher risk in low weight than overweight patients but reasons aren't clear, researchers say

  • Thin People May Be at Greater Risk for Post-Surgery Death
    (21-Nov-2011)
    40% higher risk in low weight than overweight patients but reasons aren't clear, researchers say

  • Holiday Foods May Trigger GERD Symptoms
    (20-Nov-2011)
    Diet modification, meds can help relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, experts say

  • Colon Surgery Linked to High Readmission Rates
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Patients often return to the hospital for preventable surgical-site infections, researchers say

  • Health Tip: What Triggers Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Stress and other things to avoid

  • Gluten in Cosmetics Threaten Those With Celiac Disease
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Some facial products, body lotions carry the protein, researchers warn

  • 'Fecal Transplants' Show Promise for Gastrointestinal Ills
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Help restore bacterial diversity, ease infections, studies show

  • 'Fecal Transplants' Show Promise for Gastrointestinal Ills
    (01-Nov-2011)
    Help restore bacterial diversity, ease infections, studies show

  • Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?
    (31-Oct-2011)
    It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

  • Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder
    (31-Oct-2011)
    Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have suffered stressful events over many years, study finds

  • Stomach Bug Easily Passed Among Pro Sports Teams: Report
    (31-Oct-2011)
    CDC researchers urge athletes, staff to take steps to prevent spread of norovirus

  • Inflamed Adenoids in Kids May Not Be Caused by Stomach Bacteria
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Small study found no evidence of Helicobacter pylori in tissue samples

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • Esophageal Cancer Risk Less Dire for Certain Patients: Study
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Large Danish analysis finds lower-than-expected risk from Barrett's esophagus

  • No One Treatment for Acid Reflux Clearly Better Than Another: Study
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Both medications and surgical treatments can work, but none of the options was clear winner

  • No One Treatment for Acid Reflux Clearly Better Than Another: Study
    (29-Sep-2011)
    Both medications and surgical treatments can work, but none of the options was clear winner

  • Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

  • Fiber Beats Other Remedies for Constipated Kids, Study Says
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Processed, 'white' foods blamed for common childhood complaint

  • Remicade Approved for Ulcerative Colitis in Children
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Aged six and older

  • Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

  • Vaccine for Childhood Diarrhea Helps Kids, Saves Dollars
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Rotavirus inoculation kept thousands of kids out of the hospital, saved millions in costs, study found

  • Diverticulitis Surgery More Dangerous for Older Black Patients: Study
    (19-Sep-2011)
    They're more likely than whites to die after the common gastrointestinal procedure

  • Diverticulitis Surgery More Dangerous for Older Black Patients: Study
    (19-Sep-2011)
    They're more likely than whites to die after the common gastrointestinal procedure

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Not all see new technology as better way to screen for colon cancer

  • Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders
    (07-Sep-2011)
    Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell

  • 9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
    (06-Sep-2011)
    NYC health registry shows those in vicinity of Twin Towers more likely to develop GERD

  • 9/11 Tied to Increase in Acid Reflux Disease
    (06-Sep-2011)
    NYC health registry shows those in vicinity of Twin Towers more likely to develop GERD

  • Helpful Gut Microbes May Differ Based on Diet
    (01-Sep-2011)
    People favoring meat tend toward different 'microbiota' than those on plant-sourced diets, study found

  • Helpful Gut Microbes May Differ Based on Diet
    (01-Sep-2011)
    People favoring meat tend toward different 'microbiota' than those on plant-sourced diets, study found

  • Health Tip: Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Here's what you can do

  • What You Eat Affects Viruses Living in the Gut: Study
    (30-Aug-2011)
    Virus populations vary from person to person and can change along with diet, researchers find

  • Celiac Disease on the Rise in U.S.
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Speculation on increase in digestive disorder centers on improvements in sanitation and hygiene

  • Gluten-Free Set This Boy Free
    (19-Aug-2011)
    Virginia teen who once struggled with celiac disease now healthy and happy

  • Health Tip: What Causes a Canker Sore?
    (16-Aug-2011)
    Possible triggers for common mouth ulcers

  • Experimental Drug May Help Ease Chronic Constipation
    (10-Aug-2011)
    About one in five taking linaclotide experienced significant relief, manufacturer-funded research shows

  • Experimental Drug May Help Ease Chronic Constipation
    (10-Aug-2011)
    About one in five taking linaclotide experienced significant relief, manufacturer-funded research shows

  • Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Review of 20 studies finds the popular procedure can come with serious side effects

  • Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report
    (01-Aug-2011)
    Review of 20 studies finds the popular procedure can come with serious side effects

  • Health Tip: Take Appendicitis Symptoms Seriously
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Recognize these warning signs

  • Health Tip: Does Your Baby Have GERD?
    (06-Jul-2011)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?
    (01-Jul-2011)
    People still confused by what test to have and when, experts say

  • Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (30-Jun-2011)
    To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (29-Jun-2011)
    A common disorder marked by pain or discomfort in the abdomen

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (29-Jun-2011)
    A common disorder marked by pain or discomfort in the abdomen

  • Health Tip: Why You Have Gallstones
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Factors that raise your risk

  • Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Inadequate cleansing results in high miss rate, researchers say

  • In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats
    (07-Jun-2011)
    CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

  • In U.S., Salmonella Is on the Rise While E. Coli Retreats
    (07-Jun-2011)
    CDC says salmonella now causes majority of hospitalizations linked to foodborne illness

  • Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

  • Eating Dirt Has Long, Maybe Healthy, History
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Review of data on 'geophagy' suggests people do it to help ward off germs and parasites

  • Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Tonsillectomy, appendectomy before age 20 may slightly raise threat, study suggests

  • Dificid Approved to Treat C. diff Diarrhea
    (31-May-2011)
    Bacterial infection commonly acquired in hospitals

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Therapies Tied to Gastrointestinal Issues
    (25-May-2011)
    More than 40% of survivors reported GI problems in the 20 years after treatment, study finds

  • Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

  • Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

  • Pills, Surgery Both Effective for Chronic Reflux: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Each approach seems to ease condition, each has pluses and minuses, experts say

  • Health Tip: Painkillers May Cause Stomach Problems
    (16-May-2011)
    Suggestions for how to protect yourself while using NSAIDs such as aspirin

  • A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?
    (10-May-2011)
    Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

  • Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
    (10-May-2011)
    But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

  • Health Tip: Help Control Crohn's Symptoms
    (10-May-2011)
    Suggestions to manage your diet

  • Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients
    (09-May-2011)
    Meanwhile, some vets who need cancer screens aren't getting them, other researchers find

  • More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free
    (09-May-2011)
    Avoiding troublesome foodstuffs helps even those without celiac symptoms, study finds

  • Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders
    (09-May-2011)
    High-intensity sports such as lacrosse or rowing seem to boost risk, study finds

  • Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
    (09-May-2011)
    Study sees possible link to proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium

  • More People May Benefit From Going Gluten-Free
    (09-May-2011)
    Avoiding troublesome foodstuffs helps even those without celiac symptoms, study finds

  • Some College Athletes More Prone to GI Disorders
    (09-May-2011)
    High-intensity sports such as lacrosse or rowing seem to boost risk, study finds

  • Mindful Meditation Might Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (09-May-2011)
    Study found symptoms reduced far more with meditation than with therapy

  • Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
    (09-May-2011)
    Study sees possible link to proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium

  • Popular Heartburn Meds May Boost Fracture Risk
    (09-May-2011)
    Study sees possible link to proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium

  • Mindful Meditation Might Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (09-May-2011)
    Study found symptoms reduced far more with meditation than with therapy

  • Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study
    (08-May-2011)
    Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

  • Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study
    (08-May-2011)
    Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

  • Surgery May Beat Antibiotics for Appendicitis, Study Finds
    (06-May-2011)
    But the drugs should be tried first in uncomplicated cases, an expert says

  • Health Tip: Could Your Child Be Constipated?
    (05-May-2011)
    Here are possible warning signs

  • Hospital Infection Raises Death Risk for Bowel Patients
    (24-Apr-2011)
    Those who contract C. difficile are six times more likely to die, study finds

  • Scientists Discover How Peppermint Soothes Gastric Pain
    (22-Apr-2011)
    It uses a specific anti-pain channel that helps irritable bowel syndrome patients get relief

  • Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

  • Gut Bacteria Falls Into Three Major Types
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Every human appears to have a distinct intestinal ecosystem, European researchers report

  • Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

  • Newer Versions of the Pill Pose No Added Risk to Gallbladder
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Study allays concern that latest generation Yaz contraceptive might cause harm

  • Health Tip: Some Foods and Drinks That Trigger Heartburn
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Here's what to avoid

  • Health Tip: Call Your Doctor Before You Take Antacids...
    (15-Apr-2011)
    ...If you have certain symptoms

  • FDA OKs Rapid Test to Spot Dangerous Intestinal Infection
    (08-Apr-2011)
    C. difficile is commonly acquired in hospitals

  • Nerve Stimulation Device Approved to Restore Bowel Control
    (04-Apr-2011)
    For people with chronic fecal incontinence

  • Heavy Beer Drinking, Genetics May Raise Risk of Stomach Cancer
    (04-Apr-2011)
    But link wasn't seen with wine or hard liquor, researchers say

  • Stress May Alter Gut Bacteria to Hinder Immune System
    (25-Mar-2011)
    By changing bacteria levels in gut, stress causes changes in physiological function, study finds

  • Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Changing Your Diet May Help Manage IBD
    (09-Mar-2011)
    But no suggestion will work for everyone

  • Health Tip: Easing Viral Gastroenteritis
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions to tame 'stomach flu' symptoms

  • Health Tip: Easing Viral Gastroenteritis
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Suggestions to tame 'stomach flu' symptoms

  • Use of Virtual Colonoscopy on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals
    (01-Mar-2011)
    More patients undergoing this type of screening, despite lack of Medicare coverage, study finds

  • Health Tip: Watch Your Diet if You Have an Ulcer
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Here are some suggestions

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    (22-Feb-2011)
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • Kids With Perforated Appendix May Benefit From Early Surgery
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Benefits include less time lost, fewer complications, study finds

  • Mouse Study Suggests New Clues to Celiac Disease
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Retinoic acid might spur digestive disorder in those with genetic susceptibility

  • Mouse Study Suggests New Clues to Celiac Disease
    (09-Feb-2011)
    Retinoic acid might spur digestive disorder in those with genetic susceptibility

  • Health Tip: Pyloric Stenosis -- A Digestive Problem for Newborns
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Starting when baby is about 3 weeks old

  • Some Tips for Avoiding Injury on Super Bowl Sunday
    (05-Feb-2011)
    Drinking, driving -- and what can happen if you forget to go when nature calls

  • How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses
    (03-Feb-2011)
    For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

  • How to Survive Super Bowl Excesses
    (03-Feb-2011)
    For those who tend to overindulge in food and alcohol, a doctor has a few simple tips

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for Constipation?
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Why it may be difficult to go

  • Health Tip: Watch For Barrett's Esophagus
    (31-Jan-2011)
    If you have chronic bouts of indigestion

  • Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

  • Health Tip: Crohn's Disease Can Lead to Complications
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Here's a partial list

  • Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

  • Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms
    (28-Jan-2011)
    Swedish study finds active group had much less pain and discomfort, compared to control group

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

  • How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

  • Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates
    (10-Jan-2011)
    For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

  • Antibiotic May Help Ease Irritable Bowel
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Drug offers symptom relief that may last long after treatment stops, study finds

  • Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All
    (03-Jan-2011)
    New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too

  • Health Tip: Diet Can Help Irritable Bowel Symptoms
    (29-Dec-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • Surviving the Holiday Buffet
    (24-Dec-2010)
    Expert tips on enjoying yourself without getting indigestion

  • Placebos Work -- Even if Patients Are in on the Secret
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Bowel patients informed they were taking fake pills still experienced symptom relief

  • Placebos Work -- Even if Patients Are in on the Secret
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Bowel patients informed they were taking fake pills still experienced symptom relief

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
    (20-Dec-2010)
    One of every 200 hospital patients taking acid-suppressing meds will develop pneumonia, study finds

  • For Most, Chronic Heartburn Not a Big Risk for Esophageal Cancer
    (19-Dec-2010)
    Except for white men over 60, routine screening may be unnecessary, researchers say

  • Researchers Turn Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissue in Lab
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Feat may further understanding of bowel-related diseases

  • Online, Mail Reminders Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates
    (13-Dec-2010)
    But the advantages tend to fade over time and screening rates are still low, researchers find

  • Researchers Turn Stem Cells Into Intestinal Tissue in Lab
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Feat may further understanding of bowel-related diseases

  • Oxycontin, Other Opioid Painkillers Tied to Higher Health Risks
    (13-Dec-2010)
    But other factors may explain link seen in two studies involving Medicare patients, expert says

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Health Tip: If You Have Diverticular Disease
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Lining of the large intestine affected

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

  • Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

  • Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
    (24-Nov-2010)
    But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

  • No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
    (24-Nov-2010)
    But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

  • No Link Between Heartburn Drugs and Birth Defects: Study
    (24-Nov-2010)
    But experts still urge women to forgo non-essential medications during pregnancy

  • Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

  • E. Coli Could Have Long Term Effect on Heart
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Blood pressure, kidneys affected in some patients 8 years later, study finds

  • Rare, Severe Form of Morning Sickness Appears to Be Genetic
    (16-Nov-2010)
    Pregnant women have 17 times the risk if sister had hyperemesis gravidarum, study finds

  • Health Tip: NSAIDs Induce Ulcers in Some
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Factors that can increase risk

  • Chronic Constipation Appears to Be Increasing Among Kids
    (29-Oct-2010)
    Lack of enough water, fiber and exercise may be partly to blame, researchers suggest

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors Risk Future GI Problems
    (26-Oct-2010)
    They face higher odds of ulcers, cirrhosis and other complications, study finds

  • GI Endoscopy Complication Rates Higher Than Suspected: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Although there were more problems than previously estimated, most were minor, researchers found

  • GI Endoscopy Complication Rates Higher Than Suspected: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Although there were more problems than previously estimated, most were minor, researchers found

  • Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Chances of Colon Cancer
    (22-Oct-2010)
    People at high risk should consider taking it daily, experts say

  • Health Tip: Managing Gastroparesis
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Here are suggestions from experts

  • Health Tip: Should You Take Probiotics?
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Conditions they may help treat

  • Health Tip: Should You Take Probiotics?
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Conditions they may help treat

  • Health Tip: Should You Take Probiotics?
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Conditions they may help treat

  • Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Take Antidiarrheal Drugs
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Who should avoid these medications

  • Many With Terminal Cancer Still Getting Routine Screens
    (12-Oct-2010)
    Advanced cancer patients should not be put through futile testing at end of life, experts say

  • Halloween Chocolate a Serious Threat to Pets
    (11-Oct-2010)
    Veterinarian warns that, in animals, the candy can cause seizures, irregular heartbeat and even death

  • Heartburn Drugs, Plavix Seem Safe to Take Together
    (06-Oct-2010)
    Proton-pump inhibitor did not blunt effect of blood thinner in clinical trial

  • Early Detection Helps Man Beat Colon Cancer
    (24-Sep-2010)
    'I get to see my kids grow up,' Georgia resident says

  • Staying on Gleevec Seems to Help Gastro Cancer Patients
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Study patients whose therapy was interrupted had more disease progression

  • Staying on Gleevec Seems to Help Gastro Cancer Patients
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Study patients whose therapy was interrupted had more disease progression

  • Delayed Appendicitis Surgery Not Linked to Worse Outcomes
    (21-Sep-2010)
    Operating time and hospital stays slightly longer, but differences not clinically significant, study finds

  • Plavix, Heartburn Drug Safe to Take Together: Study
    (21-Sep-2010)
    No interaction seen between blood thinner, proton-pump inhibitors, researchers say

  • Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease
    (14-Sep-2010)
    The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

  • Emergency Visits for Stomach Pain Rose Over Decade
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Use of medical imaging also increased, U.S. government study found

  • Lower Risk of Surgery Than Thought for Kids With Crohn's
    (03-Sep-2010)
    More study needed on early treatments to alter the course of the bowel disease, researchers say

  • Lower Risk of Surgery Than Thought for Kids With Crohn's
    (03-Sep-2010)
    More study needed on early treatments to alter the course of the bowel disease, researchers say

  • Former Egg Farm Employees Say Their Complaints Were Ignored: Report
    (03-Sep-2010)
    U.S. Agriculture Department spokesman said inspectors don't recall anyone raising concerns

  • FDA Finds Rodents, Manure Piles at Farms in Egg Recall
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Agency official cites 'failure to manage waste' at sources of salmonella outbreak

  • Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home
    (27-Aug-2010)
    It's a common infection in children

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Bloating
    (23-Aug-2010)
    When your belly feels tight and full

  • Drug Appears to Prolong Survival in Stomach Cancer Patients
    (20-Aug-2010)
    But experts question whether high cost of treatment can be justified

  • Health Tip: Signs that You May Have Celiac Disease
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Here are some typical symptoms

  • Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

  • Stomach Reduction Surgery Via Mouth a U.S. First
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Doctors in San Diego removed 80% of patient's stomach in this minimally invasive way

  • Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Improved understanding, treatment have led to fewer severe cases, CDC team says

  • Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Improved understanding, treatment have led to fewer severe cases, CDC team says

  • Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital
    (11-Aug-2010)
    Improved understanding, treatment have led to fewer severe cases, CDC team says

  • No Significant Esophageal Cancer Risk From Osteoporosis Drug: Study
    (10-Aug-2010)
    Analysis also finds no evidence of substantial gastric cancer risk from oral bisphosphonates

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Trials Show Positive Results in Africa, Asia
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Oral vaccine can potentially save infants' lives in developing world, two studies find

  • Remission From Ulcerative Colitis More Likely After 50
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Older people treated for the disease do better than those diagnosed earlier, study finds

  • Clean Water May Still Pose Health Risk for Swimmers
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Microbes at sub-tropical beaches can cause stomach, respiratory problems, study finds

  • Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel Patients
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Comparison scans between women with and without disorder show differences in gray matter: report

  • Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel Patients
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Comparison scans between women with and without disorder show differences in gray matter: report

  • Brain Structure Changes Found in Irritable Bowel Patients
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Comparison scans between women with and without disorder show differences in gray matter: report

  • Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health
    (25-Jul-2010)
    People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

  • Study Points to Molecular Origins of Celiac Disease
    (21-Jul-2010)
    3 protein fragments may drive immune response to gluten in those with genetic predisposition to the disorder

  • Study Points to Molecular Origins of Celiac Disease
    (21-Jul-2010)
    3 protein fragments may drive immune response to gluten in those with genetic predisposition to the disorder

  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shows Promise
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Screening method spots key proteins in stool, researchers say

  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shows Promise
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Screening method spots key proteins in stool, researchers say

  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shows Promise
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Screening method spots key proteins in stool, researchers say

  • Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

  • Viral 'Fingerprint' in Gut Unique in Everyone, Scientists Discover
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Even identical twins have a distinctive collection of 'friendly' viruses there, researchers found

  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shows Promise
    (16-Jul-2010)
    Screening method spots key proteins in stool, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Stress management techniques may help

  • Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Stress management techniques may help

  • Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

  • Childhood Obesity Boosts Risk of GERD
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Extremely obese older children have a 40 percent higher risk of the painful digestive disease, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowels
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Stress management techniques may help

  • Phone Reminders May Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Automated messages increased test rates by 30 percent, study found

  • Virus Plus Gene Mutation Spurs Crohn's Disease in Mice
    (24-Jun-2010)
    The finding gives another clue to the gut disorder's origins

  • Breast Milk Reduces Infections in Babies
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Study finds at least 4 to 6 months of exclusive breast-feeding best

  • Health Tip: Help Manage GERD
    (21-Jun-2010)
    Consider these lifestyle changes

  • Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Diclofenac plus proton pump inhibitor quadrupled risk of gastrointestinal damage, study found

  • New Clues for Treating Ulcerative Colitis
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Scientists spot chemical tied to remission of the debilitating bowel disease

  • New Clues for Treating Ulcerative Colitis
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Scientists spot chemical tied to remission of the debilitating bowel disease

  • Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Findings may explain earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, researchers say

  • Muscle Tone May Play a Role in GERD
    (07-Jun-2010)
    If proven true, theory may someday lead to new treatments, researcher says

  • Removing Gallbladder Sooner Cuts Costs, Readmissions
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows

  • Removing Gallbladder Sooner Cuts Costs, Readmissions
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have an Ulcer
    (03-Jun-2010)
    Here are possible symptoms

  • FDA Warns of Fracture Risk With Popular Heartburn Drugs
    (26-May-2010)
    Label change to Nexium, Prilosec,other medications should spur patient-doctor discussions, agency says

  • Health Tip: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (25-May-2010)
    Managing with IBD

  • Choir Singing May Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (24-May-2010)
    But improvement in symptoms fades after six months, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Why You're More Likely to Develop Gallstones
    (21-May-2010)
    A list of common risk factors

  • Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids
    (19-May-2010)
    Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

  • Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids
    (19-May-2010)
    Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

  • Less Invasive Fix for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Works
    (19-May-2010)
    Long-term outcomes almost same as conventional surgery, study finds

  • C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring
    (18-May-2010)
    But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

  • C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring
    (18-May-2010)
    But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

  • C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring
    (18-May-2010)
    But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

  • Health Tip: Take Laxatives as Directed
    (17-May-2010)
    Rarely, they can lead to side effects

  • Health Tip: Take Laxatives as Directed
    (17-May-2010)
    Rarely, they can lead to side effects

  • Health Tip: Celiac Disease May Trigger Serious Complications
    (14-May-2010)
    Here's a partial list

  • Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
    (14-May-2010)
    Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Helps Kids Avoid Severe Gastro Illness
    (14-May-2010)
    In 2008, an estimated 55,000 hospitalizations were prevented in U.S., researchers say

  • Doctors Can Use Rotavirus Vaccine Again: FDA
    (14-May-2010)
    Contaminant found in March no health risk, agency says

  • Health Tip: Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea
    (12-May-2010)
    Watch what you eat while away from home

  • Almost Half of Deaths in Kids Under 5 Occur in 5 Countries
    (12-May-2010)
    Two-thirds of cases due to infectious diseases, researchers report

  • Stomach Acid Drugs Come With Dangers, Studies Show
    (10-May-2010)
    Potential side effects of popular proton pump inhibitors should not be ignored

  • Stomach Acid Drugs Come With Dangers, Studies Show
    (10-May-2010)
    Potential side effects of popular proton pump inhibitors should not be ignored

  • Health Tip: What Causes IBD?
    (06-May-2010)
    Factors that may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease

  • New Test for Colon Cancer Under Development
    (04-May-2010)
    DNA stool testing is more likely to find early stage cancers and precancerous growths than current tests, researchers find

  • Aspirin May Increase Risk of Crohn's Disease
    (04-May-2010)
    But experts add that painkiller's other health benefits may outweigh possible link

  • Aspirin May Increase Risk of Crohn's Disease
    (04-May-2010)
    But experts add that painkiller's other health benefits may outweigh possible link

  • Stomach Cancer on the Rise Among Young, White Adults
    (04-May-2010)
    Reasons not known, but the trend is worrisome, experts say

  • New Test for Colon Cancer Under Development
    (04-May-2010)
    DNA stool testing is more likely to find early stage cancers and precancerous growths than current tests, researchers find

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
    (03-May-2010)
    Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

  • Colonoscopy Prep in a Pill May Be Easier to Swallow
    (03-May-2010)
    Tablet cuts the needed pre-procedure liquid intake in half, study says

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
    (03-May-2010)
    Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
    (03-May-2010)
    Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

  • Health Tip: Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Foods that can aggravate the condition

  • Noncardiac Chest Pain May Warrant More Management: Study
    (25-Apr-2010)
    Patients should be screened and monitored for heart-related conditions, researchers say

  • New Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Studied
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Research suggests common germ, inflammation marker may improve screening, diagnosis

  • Health Tip: Be Careful Taking Laxatives
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Suggestions for using them properly

  • Many Doctors Not Using Colon Cancer Test Properly
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Study found 75 percent depend on fecal occult blood test in office, not home tests

  • Better Treatment Found for Crohn's Disease
    (14-Apr-2010)
    Two drugs aimed at taming overactive immune system worked best, study found

  • Gulf War Syndrome Is Real, But Causes Unclear: Report
    (09-Apr-2010)
    IOM panel believes genetic studies may reveal why soldiers from 1991 conflict suffer today

  • You Are What Microbes You Eat
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Japanese guts contain seaweed-scarfing bacteria, but North American guts don't, study finds

  • Progress Made Against Tough-to-Treat Biliary Tract Cancers
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Two-drug approach may extend life for those with tumors in bile duct, gall bladder

  • Progress Made Against Tough-to-Treat Biliary Tract Cancers
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Two-drug approach may extend life for those with tumors in bile duct, gall bladder

  • You Are What Microbes You Eat
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Japanese guts contain seaweed-scarfing bacteria, but North American guts don't, study finds

  • Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Those with abnormalities at initial screening often didn't have recommended colonoscopy, study shows

  • Health Tip: When Antacids May Not Be Enough
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Signs you should see the doctor

  • Gastric Pacemaker Offers Hope for Those With Stomach Disorders
    (31-Mar-2010)
    It seems to relieve intractable nausea through electrical impulses, study says

  • 'Virtual' Colonoscopy Catches Cancers Outside the Colon
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Study found it caught unsuspected tumors in one of every 200 patients

  • Shift Work Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Irregular schedule disrupts biological cycle, study finds

  • Shift Work Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Irregular schedule disrupts biological cycle, study finds

  • Health Tip: If You Notice Blood in the Stools
    (26-Mar-2010)
    It should be checked by a doctor

  • Shift Work Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Irregular schedule disrupts biological cycle, study finds

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Bowels
    (25-Mar-2010)
    Establish a daily routine

  • Health Tip: Help Heal Your Ulcer
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Here are some suggestions

  • FDA Asks Docs to Suspend Using Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Rotarix is contaminated with pig virus but poses no known health risk, officials say

  • Coming Soon: A Low-Heartburn Coffee?
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Darker roasts have fewer irritants than lighter brews, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of IBS
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Common warning signs of irritable bowel

  • Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
    (18-Mar-2010)
    The nutrient could help those at genetic risk for the growths, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (17-Mar-2010)
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Cancer Articles Tend to Focus on Positive Outcomes
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Newspaper, magazine stories shy away from negative side effects, end-of-life care, review finds

  • Relief Sought for Secondary Parkinson's Symptoms
    (15-Mar-2010)
    New guidelines target erectile dysfunction, constipation and more

  • Health Tip: IBD May Contribute to Other Health Problems
    (11-Mar-2010)
    Inflammatory bowel disease isn't confined to the intestines

  • Gene Sequencing Yields Picture of Human Gut
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Researchers identify 160 different species of bacteria

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Indigestion
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Suggestions to ward off a sour stomach

  • Heartburn Drug Kapidex Renamed to Dexilant
    (04-Mar-2010)
    FDA approves name change to avoid confusion with other drugs

  • Gut Bacteria May Spur Obesity, Research Suggests
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Scientists transferred germs that increased appetite from one mouse to another

  • Think You're Lactose Intolerant? Maybe Not
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Many who avoid dairy products might actually tolerate them, experts say

  • Think You're Lactose Intolerant? Maybe Not
    (24-Feb-2010)
    Many who avoid dairy products might actually tolerate them, experts say

  • Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

  • Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

  • Drug Improved Survival in Mice With Cystic Fibrosis
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Protein pathway discovery could lead to new treatments, study suggests

  • Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

  • Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
    (19-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Watch what you eat and drink

  • Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Doctors should consider preventive measures, study suggests

  • Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
    (09-Feb-2010)
    Doctors should consider preventive measures, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Things that May Cause or Worsen GERD
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Factors that could contribute to its primary symptom -- heartburn

  • CT Scans Reduce Unneeded Appendectomies in Women
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Procedure helps avoid misdiagnosis in those under 45

  • Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Appendicitis
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Here's a list of possible symptoms

  • Rotavirus Vaccine Could Save Millions of Children Worldwide
    (27-Jan-2010)
    Trials in Africa, Mexico show shot protects from the common diarrhea-causing disease

  • Gene Variation May Speed Recurrence of Stomach Cancer
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Disease returned three times sooner in study participants with inherited trait

  • How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Good bacteria in the gut may get a boost from the fruit, study finds

  • How the Apple Keeps the Doctor Away
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Good bacteria in the gut may get a boost from the fruit, study finds

  • Study Questions Need for Emergency Appendectomies
    (18-Jan-2010)
    Appendicitis may have viral origins, researchers suggest

  • Alzheimer's Drug Might Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
    (12-Jan-2010)
    Experimental med looks promising, researchers say

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found placebo group actually fared better

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found placebo group actually fared better

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Study found placebo group actually fared better

  • No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

  • No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

  • New Theory Emerges on Darwin's Illness
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Vomiting syndrome made him a recluse at times, researcher says

  • Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Experts caution, though, that no direct link has been found

  • Foodborne E. Coli Suspected in Urinary Tract Infections
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Experts caution, though, that no direct link has been found

  • Health Tip: Why Am I Having Abdominal Pain?
    (15-Dec-2009)
    Possible causes for pain in the belly

  • Health Tip: Understanding Crohn's Disease
    (10-Dec-2009)
    What it is, and possible treatment options

  • Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Studies find benefits, but others question validity of the link

  • Health Tip: What's Causing My Gastritis?
    (08-Dec-2009)
    An inflammation of the stomach lining

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Ulcerative Colitis
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Zegerid OTC Approved for Frequent Heartburn
    (02-Dec-2009)
    In original prescription formula

  • Health Tip: When Infants Get Diarrhea
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Here's what parents should know

  • Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

  • Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

  • Certain Reflux Drugs Tied to Higher Post-Angioplasty Death Rate
    (16-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests interaction between Prilosec, Protonix and blood-thinners such as Plavix

  • Health Tip: Help Control Constipation
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Suggestions to help stay regular

  • New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

  • Statins May Stave Off Gallstones
    (10-Nov-2009)
    But prescribing them for protection would be questionable, expert says

  • Statins May Stave Off Gallstones
    (10-Nov-2009)
    But prescribing them for protection would be questionable, expert says

  • Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

  • Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

  • Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Baby changing tables cleaned less often than toilet seats, study finds

  • Health Tip: Triggering Abdominal Bloating
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Some typical causes

  • Deadly Intestinal Infection Spreading Outside Hospitals
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Study finds growing number of C. difficile cases among elderly

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Mutation is tied to a protein implicated in rare form of bowel disorder, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Mutation is tied to a protein implicated in rare form of bowel disorder, researchers say

  • Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Mutation is tied to a protein implicated in rare form of bowel disorder, researchers say

  • How Safe Are Popular Reflux Drugs?
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Experts debate evidence linking acid-blockers to possible bone, heart problems

  • Fast Eating Limits Gut Hormones That Induce Fullness
    (04-Nov-2009)
    The result is overeating, research shows

  • Bowel Disease Treatment May Raise Skin Cancer Risk
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Rates of non-melanoma cancer higher in patients with Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, study finds

  • World Trade Center Workers Have More Cases of Acid Reflux
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Study shows they have doubled risk of GERD, may be linked to mental fallout

  • Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Might Increase Cancer Risk
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Long-term use of thiopurines bears further study, researchers say

  • Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Might Increase Cancer Risk
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Long-term use of thiopurines bears further study, researchers say

  • Easy Way to Prevent Post-Op Nausea?
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Administering dextrose right after surgery quells upset stomach, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Control IBS Symptoms
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Manage your diet and your emotional health

  • Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
    (13-Oct-2009)
    Audio recordings benefited many children with no underlying disease in study

  • Battered Women's Ills Go Beyond Bruises
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Victims of abuse may get headaches, chest pain, infections and other health woes, study finds

  • Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Researchers say cases go up in the warm-weather months when ozone is highest

  • Drug May Help Colitis Patients Avoid Surgery
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Infliximab linked to fewer colectomies in study patients

  • New Classification Proposed for Stomach Cancers
    (02-Oct-2009)
    Categorizing by pathway, not cell type, may lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • Children's Belly Aches Don't Disappear With Antidepressant
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Elavil worked no better than placebo in study of kids with gastrointestinal disorders

  • Children's Belly Aches Don't Disappear With Antidepressant
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Elavil worked no better than placebo in study of kids with gastrointestinal disorders

  • Children's Belly Aches Don't Disappear With Antidepressant
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Elavil worked no better than placebo in study of kids with gastrointestinal disorders

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Your Child's Constipation
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Here are some suggestions

  • Blood Tests May Spot Colon Cancer
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Easier detection method might encourage more people to get screened, experts say

  • Ulcer Preventative May Raise Pneumonia Risks
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Trend seen in hospital patients also leads to higher costs, study finds

  • Ulcer Preventative May Raise Pneumonia Risks
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Trend seen in hospital patients also leads to higher costs, study finds

  • Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Dying
    (15-Sep-2009)
    People with mild form of the digestive disorder have slightly higher death rate, study shows

  • Celiac Disease May Raise Risk of Dying
    (15-Sep-2009)
    People with mild form of the digestive disorder have slightly higher death rate, study shows

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Gallstones
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Here are warning signs

  • Metozolv Approved for Diabetic Stomach Disorder, GERD
    (08-Sep-2009)
    But long-term use could cause serious side effects

  • Reflux Drugs OK With Blood Thinners
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Taking antacids with anti-clotting drugs doesn't change outcomes after a heart attack, researchers find

  • Health Tip: Getting Full Too Quickly
    (31-Aug-2009)
    It could be a sign that something's wrong

  • Health Tip: Getting Full Too Quickly
    (31-Aug-2009)
    It could be a sign that something's wrong

  • Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Nutrient known as psyllium seems to ease symptoms, study finds

  • Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Nutrient known as psyllium seems to ease symptoms, study finds

  • Zenpep Approved for Pancreatic Disorder
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Makes up for lack of digestive enzymes

  • Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Nutrient known as psyllium seems to ease symptoms, study finds

  • Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Nutrient known as psyllium seems to ease symptoms, study finds

  • Health Tip: Preventing a Peptic Ulcer
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Make certain lifestyle changes

  • Right Match of Drug, Doctor Can Boost Reflux Outcomes
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Review finds PPIs may perform better, and good rapport with physician is key

  • Right Match of Drug, Doctor Can Boost Reflux Outcomes
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Review finds PPIs may perform better, and good rapport with physician is key

  • Right Match of Drug, Doctor Can Boost Reflux Outcomes
    (21-Aug-2009)
    Review finds PPIs may perform better, and good rapport with physician is key

  • 'Cruise Ship Virus' Vaccine Stems From Tobacco
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Benefits for fighting norovirus include cost, speed, report shows

  • Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

  • Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Agency strengthens 'black box' warning on medicines such as Enbrel, Remicade

  • Health Tip: Babies Can Have Reflux, Too
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Signs that stomach contents are backing up

  • Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Lab study may point to new direction for diabetes treatment

  • Not-For-Profit Nursing Homes Fare Better in Studies
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Quality of care higher than in for-profit residences, review finds

  • Health Tip: When Constipation Requires a Doctor's Appointment
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Signs that it may be a serious problem

  • With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

  • With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

  • With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

  • Fatty Acids in Diet Linked to Bowel Disease Risk
    (23-Jul-2009)
    Red meat may raise odds for ulcerative colitis, but oily fish could be protective, study shows

  • Fatty Acids in Diet Linked to Bowel Disease Risk
    (23-Jul-2009)
    Red meat may raise odds for ulcerative colitis, but oily fish could be protective, study shows

  • Recession Takes Toll on Children's Health
    (17-Jul-2009)
    National poll finds kids in poorest families feel effects most

  • Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer
    (15-Jul-2009)
    But less invasive detection method still shows promise, scientists say

  • Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer
    (15-Jul-2009)
    But less invasive detection method still shows promise, scientists say

  • Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles
    (14-Jul-2009)
    It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds

  • Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles
    (14-Jul-2009)
    It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds

  • Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles
    (14-Jul-2009)
    It's safer to keep beach underfoot than to dig in it, survey finds

  • Arthritis Drug Raises Risk of Tuberculosis
    (09-Jul-2009)
    But researchers still don't know why a certain therapy appears to reactivate latent TB

  • Heartburn Drugs May Contribute to the Problem
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Study suggests proton pump inhibitors could aggravate acid trouble

  • Heartburn Drugs May Contribute to the Problem
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Study suggests proton pump inhibitors could aggravate acid trouble

  • Drug Limits Stomach Trouble in Patients Taking Low-Dose Aspirin
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Study found famotidine effective at curtailing ulcers

  • Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.
    (01-Jul-2009)
    'Something has changed,' researcher says, but just what remains unclear

  • Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.
    (01-Jul-2009)
    'Something has changed,' researcher says, but just what remains unclear

  • Constipation May Lead to Other Problems
    (28-Jun-2009)
    Hemorrhoids, incontinence and more can result, research shows

  • Experimental Urine Test Spots Appendicitis
    (23-Jun-2009)
    Holds promise for faster, more accurate diagnoses, researchers say

  • Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer
    (18-Jun-2009)
    If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say

  • For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say

  • Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say

  • Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Researchers discover key clues to bacteria's structure

  • Morning Sickness Drug Gets Green Light in Study
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Israeli researchers find short-term use during pregnancy should be safe

  • Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
    (09-Jun-2009)
    But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

  • Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy
    (09-Jun-2009)
    But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

  • Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising for Under 50 Set
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Upturn is especially strong among those in their 20s, study finds

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for Crohn's Patients
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Remission rates higher with combination therapy, study finds

  • Two Drugs Better Than One for Crohn's Patients
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Remission rates higher with combination therapy, study finds

  • Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Advanced technique is said to reduce post-op pain and scarring

  • Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers
    (02-Jun-2009)
    One stool sample can be used to perform several screens, researchers say

  • Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Specialists should consider risks vs. benefits, researcher says

  • Powerful Antacids Raise Chances of Fracture
    (02-Jun-2009)
    But benefits still outweigh risks for patients who rely on them, experts say

  • Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Specialists should consider risks vs. benefits, researcher says

  • Powerful Antacids Raise Chances of Fracture
    (02-Jun-2009)
    But benefits still outweigh risks for patients who rely on them, experts say

  • Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers
    (02-Jun-2009)
    One stool sample can be used to perform several screens, researchers say

  • Heart Drug Combos Raise Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    (02-Jun-2009)
    Specialists should consider risks vs. benefits, researcher says

  • Powerful Antacids Raise Chances of Fracture
    (02-Jun-2009)
    But benefits still outweigh risks for patients who rely on them, experts say

  • Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success
    (01-Jun-2009)
    More rigorous prep is needed for obese people, study finds

  • Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Some reduction in mortality rates found, but experts say more follow-up needed

  • Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study findings could have lifesaving potential

  • Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Not Checking for Second Malignancies
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Another study found some also suffer PTSD years after treatment

  • Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study findings could have lifesaving potential

  • Immune-Based Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Similar patient-tailored approaches may work for skin, stomach and other cancers, researchers say

  • Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies
    (29-May-2009)
    For those with no history of heart disease, risks may outweigh benefits, research suggests

  • Value of Taking Aspirin to Cut Heart Risk Varies
    (29-May-2009)
    For those with no history of heart disease, risks may outweigh benefits, research suggests

  • FDA Report Urges Tougher Acetaminophen Warning
    (28-May-2009)
    The risk of overdose, and potential liver damage, is still too high, agency says

  • Heat Therapy May Help Prevent Esophageal Cancer
    (27-May-2009)
    Barrett's esophagus patients benefit from destruction of abnormal cells, study shows

  • Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks
    (26-May-2009)
    Routine use in hospitalized patients should be re-evaluated, experts say

  • Acid-Suppressing Meds May Boost Pneumonia Risks
    (26-May-2009)
    Routine use in hospitalized patients should be re-evaluated, experts say

  • Cancer Drug May Boost Risk of Gastrointestinal Perforation
    (25-May-2009)
    Review of trials finds Avastin with chemo doubles odds

  • Health Tip: Drugs That May Lead to Diarrhea
    (20-May-2009)
    Some medications that can cause the problem

  • Ginger Eases Nausea From Chemo
    (15-May-2009)
    Spice produced 40% reduction in symptoms among breast cancer patients

  • Health Tip: Taking an Antacid
    (12-May-2009)
    What you should know before you use one

  • Creon, a Pancreatic Enzyme Substitute, Approved
    (07-May-2009)
    Derived from pig pancreas

  • New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain
    (07-May-2009)
    NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says

  • Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination
    (06-May-2009)
    Patients with stents should discuss the use of these meds with their doctor, cardiac group says

  • Plavix, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky Combination
    (06-May-2009)
    Patients with stents should discuss the use of these meds with their doctor, cardiac group says

  • Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Gallstones?
    (06-May-2009)
    Why you're more likely to get them

  • Telling Heartburn From Heart Attack Can Be Tricky
    (05-May-2009)
    Because of similar symptoms, doctors urge overreaction if in doubt

  • FDA Adds New Label Warnings to Over-the-Counter Painkillers
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Acetaminophen, NSAIDs can cause liver or stomach illness in certain situations, officials warn

  • Health Tip: Foods To Avoid if You Have IBS
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Doing so can prevent flares

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Celiac Disease in Adults
    (17-Apr-2009)
    A digestive condition that has many potential warning signs

  • Health Tip: Preventing the Return of Pancreatitis
    (16-Apr-2009)
    How you can help ward off a recurrence

  • Study Reveals How Salmonella 'Hijacks' Cells
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Researchers spot mechanism that may be applicable to other pathogens

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Study finds benefit only for those with evident symptoms of heartburn

  • Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests
    (06-Apr-2009)
    VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks

  • Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Results of small study hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says

  • Broccoli May Ward Off Serious Stomach Ailments
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Results of small study hint at cancer-preventing ability, researcher says

  • Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, researchers say

  • Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
    (30-Mar-2009)
    Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, researchers say

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    (28-Mar-2009)
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Peptic Ulcer
    (27-Mar-2009)
    Some common symptoms

  • Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

  • Study Links Smoking to Increased Risk of Pancreatitis
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Almost half of cases examined were attributable to tobacco use, researchers say

  • New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Japanese researchers say added antibody fights H. pylori bacteria

  • New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Japanese researchers say added antibody fights H. pylori bacteria

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • What to Expect From a Colonoscopy
    (22-Mar-2009)
    While many patients are nervous, doctors say it isn't as scary as some believe

  • Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments
    (20-Mar-2009)
    But while larval therapy works well, study says there's no rush to abandon standard care

  • Stress May Encourage E. Coli Illness
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Anxiety-linked hormones could spur the stomach bug's activity, research suggests

  • Stress May Encourage E. Coli Illness
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Anxiety-linked hormones could spur the stomach bug's activity, research suggests

  • Gleevec Prevents Return of Intestinal Cancer, Study Confirms
    (19-Mar-2009)
    Drug is shown to be most effective on larger tumors

  • Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

  • Blood Thinner, Heartburn Drugs May Be Risky After Heart Attack
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Patients taking Plavix, PPIs have 25 percent increased chance of death, rehospitalization

  • Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Studies find higher death rates, longer hospital stays and greater costs

  • Gene Variant Allies Autism, Gastrointestinal Woes
    (02-Mar-2009)
    It's associated with both brain development and GI system functions, study finds

  • Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health
    (28-Feb-2009)
    Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

  • Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health
    (28-Feb-2009)
    Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

  • Scientists Discover New Drug Targets for Crohn's Disease
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Gene-searching method uncovered more players in painful gastrointestinal condition

  • Scientists Discover New Drug Targets for Crohn's Disease
    (26-Feb-2009)
    Gene-searching method uncovered more players in painful gastrointestinal condition

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions
    (10-Feb-2009)
    The benefit lasts even if you stop taking the drug, study finds

  • Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Colonoscopy remains the best way of spotting trouble, experts say

  • New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer
    (02-Feb-2009)
    2 immune system proteins could hold the key, study finds

  • Kapidex Approved for Acid Reflux
    (02-Feb-2009)
    A reformulated version of Prevacid

  • Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say

  • Plavix Plus Heartburn Drugs May Hike Heart Risk
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Combination might interfere with Plavix's anticlotting ability, experts say

  • In the World of Germs, Man Bites Dog
    (28-Jan-2009)
    Study finds owners had more multiple drug-resistant strains than their pets

  • Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
    (23-Jan-2009)
    But newer methods are replacing ones studied, experts say

  • Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
    (23-Jan-2009)
    But newer methods are replacing ones studied, experts say

  • Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
    (23-Jan-2009)
    But newer methods are replacing ones studied, experts say

  • Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
    (23-Jan-2009)
    But newer methods are replacing ones studied, experts say

  • Health Tip: If You've Got GERD
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to help manage symptoms

  • Antacids Are Best First Choice for Indigestion
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study finds they're a bit cheaper than more potent drugs like PPIs

  • Antacids Are Best First Choice for Indigestion
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study finds they're a bit cheaper than more potent drugs like PPIs

  • Antacids Are Best First Choice for Indigestion
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Study finds they're a bit cheaper than more potent drugs like PPIs

  • Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Study found no more complications than when specialists perform screening test

  • Health Tip: Preventing Indigestion
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Don't rush through meals

  • Osteoporosis Drug Prompts Increase in Certain Bone Cells
    (31-Dec-2008)
    Scientists not sure if finding points to potential problems; maker stands by medication

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • Magnets in Kids' Toys Pose Broad Dangers
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Swallowing them can block bowel; warnings not mandated on packages, study says

  • Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Delaying care, they may present with more complications, experts say

  • Uninsured Face Worse Outcomes After Diverticulitis
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Delaying care, they may present with more complications, experts say

  • FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
    (11-Dec-2008)
    Prescription products, used to prep for colonoscopy, may harm the kidneys, agency says; non-prescription treatments also will get warnings

  • Genetic Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac Disease Seen
    (10-Dec-2008)
    If connection holds up, it might lead to cures, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Colonoscopy
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Foods you can eat or drink

  • Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma

  • CT Colonography Screens for Cancer, Osteoporosis
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Abdominal scan checks bone mineral density with no additional radiation, minimal cost

  • Colorectal Cancer Screens Detect Unrecognized Disease
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Finnish study says about 40% returned positive results in review of national program

  • Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria
    (19-Nov-2008)
    Study finds up to 30% of beneficial species, strains are significantly affected

  • Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
    (16-Nov-2008)
    Experts offer advice on how to get ready for a colonoscopy

  • Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
    (16-Nov-2008)
    Experts offer advice on how to get ready for a colonoscopy

  • Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
    (16-Nov-2008)
    Experts offer advice on how to get ready for a colonoscopy

  • Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
    (14-Nov-2008)
    These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say

  • Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
    (14-Nov-2008)
    These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say

  • Written Instructions Cut Bleeding Risk for Blood Thinner Use
    (08-Nov-2008)
    Study found additional guidance led to fewer side effects

  • Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Dry Dog Food Continues
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Eight more people -- mostly young children -- infected, bringing total to 79, CDC says

  • Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
    (05-Nov-2008)
    Having 4 or more of these 11 genotypes triples risk of disease, study funds

  • Health Tip: Hiccups Can Wreak Havoc
    (04-Nov-2008)
    What causes them, and how to stop them

  • Health Tip: Hiccups Can Wreak Havoc
    (04-Nov-2008)
    What causes them, and how to stop them

  • Study Sheds Light on Painkillers' Heart Risk
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Cox-2 drugs, like Celebrex, less safe than Cox-1 drugs, like naproxen, study says

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    (23-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • One-Quarter of Biologic Drugs Have Had Safety Issues
    (21-Oct-2008)
    International analysis finds 11% issued 'black box' warnings by FDA

  • Acrylamide Doesn't Raise Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk
    (20-Oct-2008)
    Large study found no danger from chemical produced during high-temp cooking

  • Stomach Bacteria Might Guard Against Certain Throat Cancer
    (15-Oct-2008)
    H. pylori could help prevent some esophageal adenocarcinomas, study suggests

  • IBD, Liver Disease Patients Show Vitamin D Deficits
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Those with certain digestive illnesses should have levels monitored, study says

  • IBD, Liver Disease Patients Show Vitamin D Deficits
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Those with certain digestive illnesses should have levels monitored, study says

  • IBD, Liver Disease Patients Show Vitamin D Deficits
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Those with certain digestive illnesses should have levels monitored, study says

  • Infliximab-Based Treatment Effective for Crohn's Patients
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Remicade alone or in combo with azathioprine better for inflammatory disorder

  • Infliximab-Based Treatment Effective for Crohn's Patients
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Remicade alone or in combo with azathioprine better for inflammatory disorder

  • Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

  • Antibiotics May Not Cause Diarrheal Bacteria
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Since testing is often on those already on drugs, some diagnoses could be wrong, study says

  • Infliximab-Based Treatment Effective for Crohn's Patients
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Remicade alone or in combo with azathioprine better for inflammatory disorder

  • Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients
    (09-Oct-2008)
    They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

  • Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

  • Doctors' Groups Collaborate on Care for Heart Patients
    (09-Oct-2008)
    They offer guidelines for drug therapy that could harm digestive tract

  • Small Intestine Senses Bitter Toxins in Food
    (09-Oct-2008)
    Finding could improve cancer, diabetes treatments, study suggests

  • New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

  • Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

  • Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

  • Health Tip: Prevent Stomach Pain
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Watching your diet can help

  • Researchers Suppress 'Hunger Hormone'
    (16-Sep-2008)
    Minimally invasive procedure in pigs produced effect similar to bariatric surgery

  • Diabetics Less Likely to Lose Weight After Gastric Bypass
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Study finds change in med use, improper stomach pouch size are likely causes

  • HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

  • HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

  • HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

  • HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
    (08-Sep-2008)
    Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • FDA to List Drugs Under Review for Safety Issues
    (05-Sep-2008)
    But officials say patients taking meds on Web site shouldn't overreact or stop taking them

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    (05-Sep-2008)
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Officials want stronger labeling about fungal infection risk

  • Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Study disputes conventional wisdom, but other experts say those foods cause pain for some

  • Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Study disputes conventional wisdom, but other experts say those foods cause pain for some

  • Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Study disputes conventional wisdom, but other experts say those foods cause pain for some

  • Nuts, Seeds, Popcorn Don't Boost Diverticulosis Risk
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Study disputes conventional wisdom, but other experts say those foods cause pain for some

  • Molecule Keeps Bacteria Like Salmonella in Check
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Finding could also fight other pathogens before they develop resistance to antibiotics

  • Gastric Band Weight-Loss Surgery Can Boost Reflux
    (22-Aug-2008)
    Obese patients with GERD may choose gastric bypass instead, experts say

  • Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
    (18-Aug-2008)
    It appears to act as 'sham feeding' that stimulates digestive nerves, U.K. study suggests

  • Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
    (18-Aug-2008)
    It appears to act as 'sham feeding' that stimulates digestive nerves, U.K. study suggests

  • Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
    (18-Aug-2008)
    It appears to act as 'sham feeding' that stimulates digestive nerves, U.K. study suggests

  • Health Tip: Help Control Irritable Bowel
    (14-Aug-2008)
    Diet changes can help prevent symptoms

  • Powerful Antacid Drugs Raise Fracture Risk
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Proton pump inhibitors taken for more than 7 years quadrupled chance of hip breaks, study finds

  • Powerful Antacid Drugs Raise Fracture Risk
    (11-Aug-2008)
    Proton pump inhibitors taken for more than 7 years quadrupled chance of hip breaks, study finds

  • New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says

  • New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says

  • Health Tip: Prevent Constipation
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Suggestions to keep you regular

  • New Therapy Freezes Out Esophageal Cancers
    (08-Aug-2008)
    Cryoablation attractive option for older patients with other medical issues, team says

  • GI Bleeding After Stroke Raises Death Risk
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Triples mortality rate while still in hospital, study finds

  • Eradicating Gut Bacteria Improves Stomach Cancer Outcomes
    (31-Jul-2008)
    Removing H. pylori left patients two-thirds less likely to suffer recurrence

  • Health Tip: Prevent Heartburn
    (30-Jul-2008)
    Stay clear of foods that cause symptoms

  • People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma
    (25-Jul-2008)
    Study finds fluid back-up in esophagus can cause immune system changes

  • Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Finding could offer new treatments for other autoimmune disorders, study says

  • Intestinal Gluten Receptor Is Gateway for Celiac Disease
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Finding could offer new treatments for other autoimmune disorders, study says

  • Incidence of Mantle Cell Lymphoma on Rise
    (18-Jul-2008)
    Aggressive form of non-Hodgkin disease puts older men chiefly at risk, study finds

  • Case Points to Link Between Crohn's Treatment, Cancer
    (16-Jul-2008)
    A woman's lung tumor disappears after anti-TNF medications are stopped, doctors report

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Diarrhea
    (16-Jul-2008)
    Be sure to drink enough

  • Hormone Replacement May Raise Women's Gallbladder Risk
    (11-Jul-2008)
    But taking the therapy in a non-oral form seems to cut the odds, study finds

  • Popular Antidepressants Linked to GI Bleeding
    (07-Jul-2008)
    And the risk seems bigger if certain painkillers are used, study says

  • Popular Antidepressants Linked to GI Bleeding
    (07-Jul-2008)
    And the risk seems bigger if certain painkillers are used, study says

  • Food Allergens Show Up in Unexpected Places
    (06-Jul-2008)
    Street vendors, fairs replacing trans fats with peanut oil -- all can spell trouble

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
    (30-Jun-2008)
    Number tripled, and they find a link to other conditions such as asthma, diabetes

  • New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season
    (26-Jun-2008)
    Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports

  • Noninvasive Surgery Effective for Acid Reflux Disease
    (25-Jun-2008)
    New technique eliminates pain, requires less recovery time, surgeon says

  • Noninvasive Surgery Effective for Acid Reflux Disease
    (25-Jun-2008)
    New technique eliminates pain, requires less recovery time, surgeon says

  • Noninvasive Surgery Effective for Acid Reflux Disease
    (25-Jun-2008)
    New technique eliminates pain, requires less recovery time, surgeon says

  • Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

  • Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide
    (19-Jun-2008)
    Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says

  • FDA Panel Recommends Enbrel for Pediatric Patients
    (18-Jun-2008)
    But experts also express concern about psoriasis drug's possible risks for children; action follows agency warning that drug label needs strengthening

  • Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found

  • Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Is Key to Easing Diabetes
    (18-Jun-2008)
    Patients who dropped most pounds went off diabetes meds and into remission, study found

  • Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea
    (17-Jun-2008)
    Finding may be 'magic bullet' to help millions of children in developing world, study says

  • Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans
    (06-Jun-2008)
    It also tasted better than oral barium solution, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep GERD Under Control
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Treatment can prevent complications

  • High-Volume Hospitals Better for Abdominal Aortic Rupture Repairs
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Endovascular procedures have lower death rates than those units using open surgery, study finds

  • FDA Starts Safety Review of Autoimmune Disorder Drugs
    (04-Jun-2008)
    Reports of increased cancer risk among young users of TNF blockers prompts action

  • Health Tip: Diarrhea in Children
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Some common causes

  • Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Damage to DNA could cause cell mutations that lead to disease, study concludes

  • Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (28-May-2008)
    Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

  • Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (28-May-2008)
    Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

  • Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (28-May-2008)
    Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

  • Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation
    (28-May-2008)
    Help chronic cases, terminally ill patients on opiod painkillers

  • Patients Pleased With Laparoscopic GERD Surgery
    (23-May-2008)
    Anti-reflux procedure improved quality of life, cut need for 2nd treatment

  • Patients Pleased With Laparoscopic GERD Surgery
    (23-May-2008)
    Anti-reflux procedure improved quality of life, cut need for 2nd treatment

  • Probiotics Help Adult Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery
    (22-May-2008)
    The 'good bacteria' also boost gastrointestinal functioning, study found

  • Entereg Helps Restore Post-Operative Bowel Function
    (21-May-2008)
    After bowel resection surgery

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food
    (21-May-2008)
    70 people, many of them young children, were sickened after handling the food, CDC says

  • Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients
    (20-May-2008)
    Other research found traditional colonoscopy still better than virtual version

  • Advances Aid Treatment, Diagnosis of Celiac Disease
    (19-May-2008)
    Disorder triggered by gluten in common foods, such as bread, pasta, often goes unnoticed

  • New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures
    (18-May-2008)
    Endoscope inserted through natural body openings avoids incisions, shortens recoveries

  • New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis
    (18-May-2008)
    Tiny microscope at end of endoscope allows immediate imagery of gastrointestinal tract

  • New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis
    (18-May-2008)
    Tiny microscope at end of endoscope allows immediate imagery of gastrointestinal tract

  • New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis
    (18-May-2008)
    Tiny microscope at end of endoscope allows immediate imagery of gastrointestinal tract

  • New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures
    (18-May-2008)
    Endoscope inserted through natural body openings avoids incisions, shortens recoveries

  • Health Tip: Treating an Ulcer
    (08-May-2008)
    Ways to help it heal

  • Health Tip: Foods That Can Aggravate Heartburn
    (07-May-2008)
    Avoid making it worse

  • Common Medications Could Cause Physical Impairment in the Elderly
    (03-May-2008)
    Drugs for acid reflux, urinary incontinence 'slow down' seniors, studies say

  • Treating Stomach Infection Early Protects Against Cancer
    (02-May-2008)
    Study finds early use of antibiotics reversed damage caused by H. pylori

  • Treating Stomach Infection Early Protects Against Cancer
    (02-May-2008)
    Study finds early use of antibiotics reversed damage caused by H. pylori

  • Amitiza Treats Irritable Bowel With Constipation
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Approved for women 18 and older

  • Amitiza Treats Irritable Bowel With Constipation
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Approved for women 18 and older

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Laparoscopic Surgery on Pancreas Has Fewer Complications
    (25-Apr-2008)
    Patients had less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, study finds

  • Relistor Helps Ease Painkiller-Related Constipation
    (25-Apr-2008)
    For people who use ongoing opioid therapy

  • Scientists Discover How Stomach Tumors Form
    (23-Apr-2008)
    Blocking IL-11 protein prevents inflammation, hints of new treatments for disease

  • Cimzia Sanctioned to Treat Crohn's Disease
    (22-Apr-2008)
    For people who haven't responded to standard therapies

  • Health Tip: Controlling Crohn's Disease
    (18-Apr-2008)
    A list of potential treatments

  • Health Tip: Pain in Your Side
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Signs that it might be appendicitis

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Won't Prevent Crohn's Relapse
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Despite earlier promise from small trial, new study finds no effect

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids Won't Prevent Crohn's Relapse
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Despite earlier promise from small trial, new study finds no effect

  • Health Tip: Why am I Constipated?
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Some possible causes

  • Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

  • FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine
    (04-Apr-2008)
    It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

  • Rotarix Approved to Treat Rotavirus in Children
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Germ causes gastroenteritis

  • Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

  • Popular Colonoscopy Prep Solution May Pose Kidney Risks
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Dangers of phosphate solution extend to those without renal disease, study says

  • Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease
    (26-Mar-2008)
    Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations

  • High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

  • Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Drug-surgery combo showed no significant improvement in outcomes, study finds

  • Post-Op Chemo Fails to Boost Survival in Stomach Cancers
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Drug-surgery combo showed no significant improvement in outcomes, study finds

  • Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel
    (09-Mar-2008)
    Think ahead, expert says, to enjoy vacations when unexpected illness arises

  • Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel
    (09-Mar-2008)
    Think ahead, expert says, to enjoy vacations when unexpected illness arises

  • Bacteria Mix in Guts of Babies Predicts Obesity
    (07-Mar-2008)
    Findings may explain why breast-fed infants less likely to be overweight later

  • GERD Drug Approved for Younger Children
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Ages 1 to 11

  • Aggressive Therapy for Crohn's Disease Produces Better Outcomes
    (22-Feb-2008)
    International study found remission occurred faster, more often with immunosuppressive drugs

  • Aggressive Therapy for Crohn's Disease Produces Better Outcomes
    (22-Feb-2008)
    International study found remission occurred faster, more often with immunosuppressive drugs

  • Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

  • Health Tip: Is GERD Causing Sleep Problems?
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Suggestions to tame your heartburn

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-Feb-2008)
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-Feb-2008)
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows

  • Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows

  • IBS Symptoms More Acute in Women With History of Abuse
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Brain can't switch off pain modulation mechanism, study suggests

  • IBS Symptoms More Acute in Women With History of Abuse
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Brain can't switch off pain modulation mechanism, study suggests

  • Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

  • Staying Dry at Beach May Spare Your Stomach
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Longer exposure to water, wet sand boosts gastrointestinal illness risk, study says

  • Toy Magnets Can be a Very Real Threat
    (04-Feb-2008)
    Powerful toy magnets pose almost-fatal attractions when swallowed by kids, new report shows.

  • Colonoscopy 'Coaches' Play Lifesaving Role
    (25-Jan-2008)
    Patients who got calls from those who had gotten procedure were more likely to keep first appointment

  • New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier
    (24-Jan-2008)
    That and other findings reported at symposium on gastrointestinal cancers

  • New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier
    (24-Jan-2008)
    That and other findings reported at symposium on gastrointestinal cancers

  • Health Tip: Follow Instructions on OTC Pain Relievers
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Signs that you may have taken too much ibuprofen

  • MS Drug Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease
    (15-Jan-2008)
    But the drug comes with serious risks, FDA notes

  • Tysabri Approved for Crohn's Disease
    (15-Jan-2008)
    Previously sanctioned for multiple sclerosis

  • Health Tip: Taking a Laxative
    (15-Jan-2008)
    What you should know

  • Too Much Sugar-Free Gum Linked to Severe Weight Loss
    (11-Jan-2008)
    2 cases in Germany cite diarrhea due to the sweetener sorbitol

  • Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments

  • Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments

  • Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments

  • Stomach Flu Spread By Contaminated Computer Keyboards
    (03-Jan-2008)
    Norovirus can live on surfaces for several days, experts say

  • Health Tip: Belching and Bloating
    (31-Dec-2007)
    Suggestions for taming symptoms

  • Health Tip: Belching and Bloating
    (31-Dec-2007)
    Suggestions for taming symptoms

  • Health Tip: Belching and Bloating
    (31-Dec-2007)
    Suggestions for taming symptoms

  • Holiday Travel, Bad Eating Habits a Recipe for Stomach Trouble
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Give your jet-lagged gut time to recover, expert advises

  • New Cancer Drug Tied to Heart Problems
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Sutent linked to hypertension, heart events in patients battling stomach cancer

  • FDA Confirms No Heart Risk From Heartburn Drugs
    (11-Dec-2007)
    Preliminary studies had suggested possible problems with Prilosec and Nexium

  • Health Tip: When a Stomachache Requires Medical Attention
    (09-Nov-2007)
    When to head for the hospital

  • Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Without such stomach-shielding drugs, patient health has suffered, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Kids Get Indigestion, Too
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Here's how to help prevent it

  • Vioxx Ban Tied to Rise in Serious GI Trouble
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Without such stomach-shielding drugs, patient health has suffered, researchers say

  • Reflux Problems Not Limited to Adults
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Babies and children can also suffer from severe gastric distress, experts say

  • Reflux Problems Not Limited to Adults
    (06-Nov-2007)
    Babies and children can also suffer from severe gastric distress, experts say

  • Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants
    (05-Nov-2007)
    As many as four in five treated babies didn't have excess stomach acid, study finds

  • Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants
    (05-Nov-2007)
    As many as four in five treated babies didn't have excess stomach acid, study finds

  • Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowel
    (01-Nov-2007)
    Can be triggered by stress, anxiety

  • Chemo Drug Improves Stomach Cancer Survival for Japanese Patients
    (31-Oct-2007)
    Researchers aren't sure if drug would have same benefit for Caucasians

  • Health Tip: Understanding Crohn's Disease
    (19-Oct-2007)
    There is no cure

  • Video 'Pill' Spots Hidden Crohn's Disease
    (19-Oct-2007)
    A tiny capsule takes pictures of the intestine, experts explain

  • Video 'Pill' Spots Hidden Crohn's Disease
    (19-Oct-2007)
    A tiny capsule takes pictures of the intestine, experts explain

  • Video 'Pill' Spots Hidden Crohn's Disease
    (19-Oct-2007)
    A tiny capsule takes pictures of the intestine, experts explain

  • Chronic Reflux Often Leads to Sleepless Nights
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Almost half of sufferers are kept awake by a variety of symptoms, survey found

  • Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough
    (18-Oct-2007)
    These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

  • Study Reveals E.Coli's Grip on Gut
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Finding might aid illness prevention, treatment, researchers say

  • Chronic Reflux Often Leads to Sleepless Nights
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Almost half of sufferers are kept awake by a variety of symptoms, survey found

  • Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough
    (18-Oct-2007)
    These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

  • Study Reveals E.Coli's Grip on Gut
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Finding might aid illness prevention, treatment, researchers say

  • Chronic Reflux Often Leads to Sleepless Nights
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Almost half of sufferers are kept awake by a variety of symptoms, survey found

  • Reflux Can Precipitate Chest Pain, Cough
    (18-Oct-2007)
    These symptoms should be checked out by a physician, experts say

  • Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina
    (17-Oct-2007)
    Procedure leaves no scars and reduces pain, but not all doctors endorse it

  • Raw Seafood Poses Digestive Risks
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramping and vomiting, researchers say

  • Chronic GI Troubles Keep Workers Off the Job
    (16-Oct-2007)
    They lose one day a week on average, study finds

  • Chronic GI Troubles Keep Workers Off the Job
    (16-Oct-2007)
    They lose one day a week on average, study finds

  • Raw Seafood Poses Digestive Risks
    (16-Oct-2007)
    Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, cramping and vomiting, researchers say

  • Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Aspirin, ibuprofen and similar medicines pose big stomach risks, study notes

  • Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Aspirin, ibuprofen and similar medicines pose big stomach risks, study notes

  • Many Patients Don't Report Use of OTC Pain Drugs
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Aspirin, ibuprofen and similar medicines pose big stomach risks, study notes

  • Antidepressants Boost GI Bleeding Risk
    (12-Oct-2007)
    And the danger rises if the drugs are used with certain painkillers, study finds

  • Lettuce's Roots Lure Salmonella
    (11-Oct-2007)
    A sugar-like substance attracts the dangerous pathogen, scientists say

  • Lettuce's Roots Lure Salmonella
    (11-Oct-2007)
    A sugar-like substance attracts the dangerous pathogen, scientists say

  • Mouse Study Gives Clues to Colitis
    (05-Oct-2007)
    A key immune deficiency can spur the disease, researchers say

  • Mouse Study Gives Clues to Colitis
    (05-Oct-2007)
    A key immune deficiency can spur the disease, researchers say

  • Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome
    (27-Sep-2007)
    Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S.

  • Scientists Map Intestinal Bug's Genome
    (27-Sep-2007)
    Giardia is leading cause of parasitic infections in U.S.

  • No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

  • No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

  • No Link Between Anti-Nausea Drug, Heart Trouble
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Current warning for droperidol unwarranted, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Risk Factors for Gallstones
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Including being overweight or having a family history

  • Don't Ignore Tough or Long-Term Stomach Pain
    (15-Sep-2007)
    It could point to serious underlying health trouble, experts say

  • Don't Ignore Tough or Long-Term Stomach Pain
    (15-Sep-2007)
    It could point to serious underlying health trouble, experts say

  • Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

  • Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Mixing in the stomach, this combo encourages carcinogens, study suggests

  • Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Mixing in the stomach, this combo encourages carcinogens, study suggests

  • Constipation's Many Causes and Cures
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Poor diet, medication and nerve-and-muscular dysfunction can create problems

  • Heartburn Can Be a Sign of Serious Disease
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Left untreated, acid reflux symptoms can cause throat strictures, cancer, group warns

  • Heartburn Can Be a Sign of Serious Disease
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Left untreated, acid reflux symptoms can cause throat strictures, cancer, group warns

  • Heartburn Can Be a Sign of Serious Disease
    (31-Aug-2007)
    Left untreated, acid reflux symptoms can cause throat strictures, cancer, group warns

  • Health Tip: Before a Colonoscopy
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Follow instructions to ensure a successful procedure

  • One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis
    (21-Aug-2007)
    Study questions usefulness of secondary procedures

  • One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis
    (21-Aug-2007)
    Study questions usefulness of secondary procedures

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads Booming Despite Criticisms
    (15-Aug-2007)
    Experts suggest a shutdown on such pitches to the public

  • Inflammatory Joint, Bowel Diseases May Be Linked
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disorder share common genetics, study suggests

  • Inflammatory Joint, Bowel Diseases May Be Linked
    (30-Jul-2007)
    Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disorder share common genetics, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Don't Aggravate an Upset Stomach
    (25-Jul-2007)
    Avoid certain foods and drinks

  • One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D
    (19-Jul-2007)
    Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

  • Bacterial Colitis on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Number of patients with the illness continues to climb, study finds

  • Bacterial Colitis on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals
    (17-Jul-2007)
    Number of patients with the illness continues to climb, study finds

  • Heartburn Is More Than Just an Annoyance
    (13-Jul-2007)
    It affects millions and can lead to more serious illness, experts say

  • Heartburn Is More Than Just an Annoyance
    (13-Jul-2007)
    It affects millions and can lead to more serious illness, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Babies Spit Up
    (13-Jul-2007)
    It's not vomiting, and it's normal

  • Heartburn Is More Than Just an Annoyance
    (13-Jul-2007)
    It affects millions and can lead to more serious illness, experts say

  • Health Tip: Got GERD?
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids
    (05-Jul-2007)
    They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

  • Pet Turtles Pose Salmonella Danger to Kids
    (05-Jul-2007)
    They're banned from sale by law but still appear at flea markets, pet shops, experts say

  • Study Spots New Pancreatic Cancer Drug Target
    (02-Jul-2007)
    A cell receptor multiplies as tumors grow and spread, researchers say

  • Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria
    (26-Jun-2007)
    By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

  • Babies Shed Light on 'Friendly' Bacteria
    (26-Jun-2007)
    By analyzing early stool, scientists learn how these gut bugs thrive

  • Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux
    (20-Jun-2007)
    More 'comfortable' tool could allow doctors better testing than catheters now used

  • Wireless System Tracks Esophageal Reflux
    (20-Jun-2007)
    More 'comfortable' tool could allow doctors better testing than catheters now used

  • Bariatric Surgery Safe for Many Older Patients
    (18-Jun-2007)
    Study finds no difference in post-op complications or death based on age, Medicare status

  • Vitamin A Compound Could Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis
    (14-Jun-2007)
    Mouse study shows retinoic acid can ease inflammation

  • Asthma Uncontrolled in 55% of Cases: Survey
    (11-Jun-2007)
    More education is needed to keep attacks at bay, researchers say

  • Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis
    (27-May-2007)
    Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

  • Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2007)
    Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

  • Treating the Mind Eases Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2007)
    Hypnotherapy, antidepressants can all work, experts say

  • Virulent Hospital Bug Driven by Hunger
    (24-May-2007)
    Shutting down toxin production in C. difficile could point to new treatments, researchers say

  • Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk
    (23-May-2007)
    Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

  • Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk
    (23-May-2007)
    Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

  • Salty Diet May Raise Ulcer Risk
    (23-May-2007)
    Culprit bacteria prefer saline environment, study finds

  • A Little Soup Can Help You Lose Weight: Study
    (21-May-2007)
    Other research examines potential treatments for constipation, digestive disorders

  • A Little Soup Can Help You Lose Weight: Study
    (21-May-2007)
    Other research examines potential treatments for constipation, digestive disorders

  • A Little Soup Can Help You Lose Weight: Study
    (21-May-2007)
    Other research examines potential treatments for constipation, digestive disorders

  • Stenting Abdominal Arteries Relieves 'Intestinal Angina'
    (11-May-2007)
    Left untreated, the condition can lead to nausea, weight loss

  • Stenting Abdominal Arteries Relieves 'Intestinal Angina'
    (11-May-2007)
    Left untreated, the condition can lead to nausea, weight loss

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Best for Preventing Heart Attack
    (08-May-2007)
    Higher doses no more protective and increase risk of stomach bleeding, study says

  • No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study
    (01-May-2007)
    Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

  • Bowel Disease, Nerve Problems Linked
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Crohn's, colitis sufferers at high risk for carpal tunnel, other woes, study finds

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    (23-Apr-2007)
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Bowel Disease, Nerve Problems Linked
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Crohn's, colitis sufferers at high risk for carpal tunnel, other woes, study finds

  • Bowel Disease, Nerve Problems Linked
    (23-Apr-2007)
    Crohn's, colitis sufferers at high risk for carpal tunnel, other woes, study finds

  • Ulcer-Causing Bacteria May Prevent Asthma
    (23-Apr-2007)
    H. pylori might also protect against allergies, study says

  • Misconceptions Linger Around Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (21-Apr-2007)
    It's not 'in people's heads' and its severity varies widely, expert says

  • Misconceptions Linger Around Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (21-Apr-2007)
    It's not 'in people's heads' and its severity varies widely, expert says

  • Researchers Test Treatments for Painful Mouth Ulcers
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Two drugs offer some relief but are no cure

  • Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

  • Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

  • Kids' Diarrhea Virus Makes Its Way Into Blood
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Children can harbor rotavirus without gastro complaints, experts say

  • Prilosec Helps Control Bleeding in Ulcer Patients
    (18-Apr-2007)
    The drug appears to reduce the need for more invasive treatment, study says

  • Prilosec Helps Control Bleeding in Ulcer Patients
    (18-Apr-2007)
    The drug appears to reduce the need for more invasive treatment, study says

  • Prilosec Helps Control Bleeding in Ulcer Patients
    (18-Apr-2007)
    The drug appears to reduce the need for more invasive treatment, study says

  • Health Tip: Constipation in Children
    (10-Apr-2007)
    A better diet may help

  • Health Tip: If You Have an Ulcer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Avoid certain foods, medications, and smoking

  • Health Tip: If You Have an Ulcer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    Avoid certain foods, medications, and smoking

  • Health Tip: Understanding Giardiasis
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Protect yourself from parasitic infection

  • Constipation Drug Pulled From Market
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Risk of heart attack, angina, stroke and death from Zelnorm cited as reasons

  • Constipation Drug Pulled From Market
    (30-Mar-2007)
    Risk of heart attack, angina, stroke and death from Zelnorm cited as reasons

  • Tequila Fruit Compound Could Help Treat Colon
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Blue agave 'fructans' carry drugs safely through stomach acid, study finds

  • Tequila Fruit Compound Could Help Treat Colon
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Blue agave 'fructans' carry drugs safely through stomach acid, study finds

  • Tequila Fruit Compound Could Help Treat Colon
    (27-Mar-2007)
    Blue agave 'fructans' carry drugs safely through stomach acid, study finds

  • Health Tip: My Child's Sick
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Should I take him to the doctor?

  • Health Tip: My Child's Sick
    (23-Mar-2007)
    Should I take him to the doctor?

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Appendicitis
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Don't ignore its symptoms

  • 'Driven' Personalities May Encourage Irritable Bowel
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Anxiety, restlessness could exacerbate the disease, experts say

  • 'Driven' Personalities May Encourage Irritable Bowel
    (09-Mar-2007)
    Anxiety, restlessness could exacerbate the disease, experts say

  • Aspirin, NSAIDs Won't Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Study
    (06-Mar-2007)
    U.S. task force recommendation says potential harm outweighs benefits

  • Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms
    (03-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

  • Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms
    (03-Mar-2007)
    Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

  • Humira Approved for Crohn's Disease
    (27-Feb-2007)
    An inflammatory bowel condition

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyspepsia
    (23-Feb-2007)
    Many factors can trigger stomach pain

  • Health Tip: Having Endoscopy?
    (09-Feb-2007)
    What's involved

  • Ulcer Bug With Humans for 60,000 Years
    (07-Feb-2007)
    H. pylori research should give insight into medicine, human origins

  • Ulcer Bug With Humans for 60,000 Years
    (07-Feb-2007)
    H. pylori research should give insight into medicine, human origins

  • Health Tip: About Colon Polyps
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Most are benign, but should be tested for cancer

  • Score Against Heartburn This Super Bowl Sunday
    (04-Feb-2007)
    Armchair quarterbacks should snack wisely, experts say

  • Stomach Cancer Was Napoleon's Waterloo: Study
    (19-Jan-2007)
    And today's treatments wouldn't have kept him alive, researchers contend

  • Lialda Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
    (17-Jan-2007)
    To induce remission of inflammatory bowel disease

  • Family Size May Determine Stomach-Cancer Risk
    (16-Jan-2007)
    Younger siblings with 7 or more kin more susceptible to common bacteria, study finds

  • Boost Your Health With Spices
    (06-Jan-2007)
    Substituting herbs for salts and fats contributes to a better diet, expert says

  • Health Tip: After Appendectomy
    (02-Jan-2007)
    How to care for yourself

  • Health Tip: Heartburn Medicines May Have Side Effects
    (02-Jan-2007)
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Powerful Antacids Boost Chances of Hip Fracture
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Using proton pump inhibitors for more than a year raised risk by 44 percent, study finds

  • Powerful Antacids Boost Chances of Hip Fracture
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Using proton pump inhibitors for more than a year raised risk by 44 percent, study finds

  • Powerful Antacids Boost Chances of Hip Fracture
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Using proton pump inhibitors for more than a year raised risk by 44 percent, study finds

  • Powerful Antacids Boost Chances of Hip Fracture
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Using proton pump inhibitors for more than a year raised risk by 44 percent, study finds

  • Colazal Sanctioned for Pediatric Colitis
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Previously approved for adults

  • Obesity Alters Digestive-Tract Bacteria
    (20-Dec-2006)
    Finding could lead to new weight-loss treatments, study suggests

  • HIV-Infected Intestinal Immune Cells Never Rebound
    (08-Dec-2006)
    Levels remain low despite years of treatment, study finds

  • HIV-Infected Intestinal Immune Cells Never Rebound
    (08-Dec-2006)
    Levels remain low despite years of treatment, study finds

  • Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans
    (01-Dec-2006)
    It offers slightly poorer images but is more palatable than standard contrast agents, study finds

  • Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans
    (01-Dec-2006)
    It offers slightly poorer images but is more palatable than standard contrast agents, study finds

  • Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans
    (01-Dec-2006)
    It offers slightly poorer images but is more palatable than standard contrast agents, study finds

  • Tempting Holiday Treats Can Be Hard to Swallow
    (23-Nov-2006)
    Fatty foods, alcohol and overeating are triggers for acid reflux

  • Tempting Holiday Treats Can Be Hard to Swallow
    (23-Nov-2006)
    Fatty foods, alcohol and overeating are triggers for acid reflux

  • Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Variant helps protect people from the bowel disorders, experts say

  • Colon Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives
    (26-Oct-2006)
    One study shows a real decline in deaths, another suggests 10-year colonoscopy interval is safe

  • Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Variant helps protect people from the bowel disorders, experts say

  • Colon Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives
    (26-Oct-2006)
    One study shows a real decline in deaths, another suggests 10-year colonoscopy interval is safe

  • Gene Could Point to Crohn's, Colitis Treatments
    (26-Oct-2006)
    Variant helps protect people from the bowel disorders, experts say

  • Marijuana-Like Compound May Ease Stomach Cramping
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Compound relaxes colon, especially in women, study finds

  • Antibiotic May Ease IBS Long After Treatment
    (17-Oct-2006)
    But experts are divided on the drug's effectiveness

  • Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk
    (17-Oct-2006)
    The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

  • Antibiotic May Ease IBS Long After Treatment
    (17-Oct-2006)
    But experts are divided on the drug's effectiveness

  • Celiac Disease Raises Tuberculosis Risk
    (17-Oct-2006)
    The link could be lowered vitamin D intake, researchers say

  • Antibiotic May Ease IBS Long After Treatment
    (17-Oct-2006)
    But experts are divided on the drug's effectiveness

  • Acid Reflux Adds to COPD Complications
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Patients twice as likely to experience exacerbated symptoms, study finds

  • California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower
    (11-Oct-2006)
    Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

  • California Lettuce Judged Safe by Grower
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Nunes Co. reports tests found harmless variety of E. coli in samples

  • Spinach Gets Green Light, But Where Are the Greens?
    (06-Oct-2006)
    Wary consumers mean markets may only slowly restock shelves, experts say

  • Health Tip: What's Responsible for Bloating?
    (03-Oct-2006)
    Some causes can be easily controlled

  • Diverticulitis Showing Up in Young, Obese Adults
    (01-Oct-2006)
    An illness typical in patients over 50 is now being seen in those in their 20s, experts say

  • Diverticulitis Showing Up in Young, Obese Adults
    (01-Oct-2006)
    An illness typical in patients over 50 is now being seen in those in their 20s, experts say

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Barrett's Esophagus
    (29-Sep-2006)
    People with frequent heartburn are at greater risk

  • Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-Sep-2006)
    But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

  • Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-Sep-2006)
    But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

  • Low Birth Weight Ups Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (28-Sep-2006)
    But the connection between the two remains unclear, experts say

  • Heartburn Drugs Might Slow Heart Failure
    (25-Sep-2006)
    Small study finds value in over-the-counter Pepcid

  • Pediatricians Say Dairy OK for Lactose-Intolerant Kids
    (05-Sep-2006)
    New guidelines stress the need for proper calcium intake for bone health

  • Pediatricians Say Dairy OK for Lactose-Intolerant Kids
    (05-Sep-2006)
    New guidelines stress the need for proper calcium intake for bone health

  • Intestinal Protein May Help Fight Disease
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Discovery could boost treatment for bowel disorders, infection

  • Intestinal Protein May Help Fight Disease
    (24-Aug-2006)
    Discovery could boost treatment for bowel disorders, infection

  • Health Tip: Do You Have an Ulcer?
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Signs and symptoms to watch for

  • Few Studies Done on Preventing Bed Sores
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Canadian report finds meager treatment evaluations for common ailment costing billions

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Diarrhea
    (15-Aug-2006)
    Foods you should avoid

  • Gene-Modified Goat's Milk Fights Deadly Diarrhea
    (08-Aug-2006)
    The advance could protect children in the developing world, researchers say

  • Gene-Modified Goat's Milk Fights Deadly Diarrhea
    (08-Aug-2006)
    The advance could protect children in the developing world, researchers say

  • Poor Heart Health Raises Bariatric Surgery Risk
    (08-Aug-2006)
    In very obese patients, it led to longer procedures and more post-op complications

  • Health Tip: Living With Irritable Bowel
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Controlling stress, healthy diet may help

  • Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System, Brain
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Study project finds compounds also harm gastrointestinal system in rats

  • Health Tip: Living With Irritable Bowel
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Controlling stress, healthy diet may help

  • Pesticide Exposure Damages Nervous System, Brain
    (04-Aug-2006)
    Study project finds compounds also harm gastrointestinal system in rats

  • Curry May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (02-Aug-2006)
    Chemicals in popular spice decreased polyp sizes, study finds

  • Researchers Spot New Gene-Linked Gastric Disorder
    (19-Jul-2006)
    'Enteric anendocrinosis' causes chronic diarrhea in children, experts say

  • Researchers Spot New Gene-Linked Gastric Disorder
    (19-Jul-2006)
    'Enteric anendocrinosis' causes chronic diarrhea in children, experts say

  • Food Safety Tips Make Picnics Perfect
    (15-Jul-2006)
    It all comes down to temperature, experts say

  • Health Tip: Tapeworm Infection
    (13-Jul-2006)
    What to look for

  • Health Tip: Proper Diet Can Help Constipation
    (03-Jul-2006)
    Plenty of fiber can make the difference

  • Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills
    (29-Jun-2006)
    CDC reports 9 cases of human salmonella linked to dog or cat snacks

  • Handling Pet Treats Can Cause Human Ills
    (29-Jun-2006)
    CDC reports 9 cases of human salmonella linked to dog or cat snacks

  • Enzyme Could Help Celiac Disease Patients Tolerate Gluten
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Barley-based compound may prevent allergic inflammation, researchers say

  • Fair Warning May Ease Nausea
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Telling people beforehand they'll feel sick eases symptoms, study finds

  • Enzyme Could Help Celiac Disease Patients Tolerate Gluten
    (28-Jun-2006)
    Barley-based compound may prevent allergic inflammation, researchers say

  • Study Unravels Inner Working of Bacteria
    (27-Jun-2006)
    Discovery may lead to ways to prevent infections from germs

  • Intestinal Surgery Could Raise Women's Infertility Risk
    (15-Jun-2006)
    In colitis patients, procedures tripled the odds compare to drug therapy.

  • Gastric Bypass May Boost Blindness Risk
    (15-Jun-2006)
    A lack of absorbed vitamin A is the link, researchers say

  • Intestinal Surgery Could Raise Women's Infertility Risk
    (15-Jun-2006)
    In colitis patients, procedures tripled the odds compare to drug therapy.

  • Health Tip: Calming an Upset Stomach
    (15-Jun-2006)
    How to soothe nausea

  • Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

  • Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

  • Researchers Explore Psychological Link to Bowel Disorder
    (01-Jun-2006)
    Doctors are looking for mind-body connection for irritable bowel syndrome

  • Even Small Weight Gains Up GERD Risk
    (31-May-2006)
    Study found those of normal weight who put on a few pounds had more gastrointestinal problems

  • Even Small Weight Gains Up GERD Risk
    (31-May-2006)
    Study found those of normal weight who put on a few pounds had more gastrointestinal problems

  • Danger Can Lurk in Morning O.J.
    (26-May-2006)
    In rare cases, juice can harbor salmonella bacteria, experts say

  • Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2006)
    Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

  • Mind-Body Treatments Ease Irritable Bowel
    (25-May-2006)
    Even short courses of hypnotherapy, cognitive therapy can work, studies show

  • 2 Procedures Equal for Preemie Bowel Complication
    (24-May-2006)
    Study finds intestinal infection can be treated with drainage or laparotomy

  • Technology May Bring Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy
    (24-May-2006)
    Computer guidance and better sedation could lessen discomfort, experts say

  • Technology May Bring Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy
    (24-May-2006)
    Computer guidance and better sedation could lessen discomfort, experts say

  • New Drug Therapies Look Promising for Bowel Diseases
    (23-May-2006)
    Long-term and biologic treatments are emerging candidates, researchers say

  • New Guidelines Focus on Preventing Chemo's Side Effects
    (23-May-2006)
    Antiemetic drugs can prevent nausea, vomiting, experts say

  • New Drug Therapies Look Promising for Bowel Diseases
    (23-May-2006)
    Long-term and biologic treatments are emerging candidates, researchers say

  • Diet Drink Mixers May Make You Drunker
    (22-May-2006)
    Low-cal choices boost blood-alcohol level, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoiding a Hernia
    (17-May-2006)
    Heavy lifting is a common cause

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Ulcer
    (09-May-2006)
    If caused by an infection, an antibiotic should help

  • Give Heartburn the Heave-Ho
    (07-May-2006)
    Some expert tips: Loosen your belt at dinner, and sleep on your left side

  • Give Heartburn the Heave-Ho
    (07-May-2006)
    Some expert tips: Loosen your belt at dinner, and sleep on your left side

  • Health Tip: Managing Crohn's Disease
    (01-May-2006)
    Proper diet can help alleviate symptoms

  • Helping Beans Run Out of Gas
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Ferment them first to avert flatulence, experts say

  • Helping Beans Run Out of Gas
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Ferment them first to avert flatulence, experts say

  • Hypnosis Might Ease Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Small British study suggests it alters brain's pain response

  • Health Tip: Prevent Heartburn
    (20-Apr-2006)
    Watch what and when you eat

  • Anti-Vomiting Drug Protects Kids From Dehydration
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Ondansetron eases need for IV treatment during stomach bug bout, study finds

  • Anti-Vomiting Drug Protects Kids From Dehydration
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Ondansetron eases need for IV treatment during stomach bug bout, study finds

  • Moderate Drinking Not Safe for All
    (13-Apr-2006)
    Older men with specific medical conditions may want to abstain, study suggests

  • Nexium Reduces Stomach Ulcers in High-Risk Patients
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Finding could benefit those who regularly take painkillers

  • Nexium Reduces Stomach Ulcers in High-Risk Patients
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Finding could benefit those who regularly take painkillers

  • Lymph Node Removal May Boost Stomach Cancer Survival
    (30-Mar-2006)
    But more extensive procedure increased short-term side effects, study found

  • Health Tip: Key to Celiac Disease is Gluten
    (24-Mar-2006)
    But CD is not a food allergy

  • Fewer Americans Taking Chances With Food
    (21-Mar-2006)
    Only a fifth eat raw eggs, meat or other infection-prone items, survey finds

  • Petting Zoos Can Breed Illness
    (20-Mar-2006)
    3 studies show bacterial infections from animal-to-human contact

  • Health Tip: Heart Attack or Indigestion?
    (20-Mar-2006)
    How to tell the difference

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Appendicitis
    (15-Mar-2006)
    If you have them, see a doctor immediately

  • Preemie Baby Reflux Meds Could Raise Death Risk
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Over-the-counter drugs pose dangers to these newborns, study finds

  • Preemie Baby Reflux Meds Could Raise Death Risk
    (10-Mar-2006)
    Over-the-counter drugs pose dangers to these newborns, study finds

  • Overcoming Constipation Not Complicated
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Exercise and diet can solve the problem most of the time, experts say.

  • Overcoming Constipation Not Complicated
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Exercise and diet can solve the problem most of the time, experts say.

  • Weakened Immune System May Cause Crohn's Disease
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Finding runs counter to conventional wisdom, and researchers found Viagra helped

  • Drug Helps Fight Functional Dyspepsia
    (22-Feb-2006)
    But more options still needed to fight this common gastro disorder, experts say

  • Chewing Gum Key to Colon Surgery Recovery
    (20-Feb-2006)
    Study: Patients who chewed left hospital an average of more than 2 days earlier

  • Belly Fat Doubles Women's Gallstone Risk
    (14-Feb-2006)
    But one expert noted that most stones won't require treatment

  • Belly Fat Doubles Women's Gallstone Risk
    (14-Feb-2006)
    But one expert noted that most stones won't require treatment

  • Key Protein May Protect Against Bile-Linked Disorders
    (10-Feb-2006)
    FXR may help those battling IBS or obstructive jaundice, researchers say

  • Key Protein May Protect Against Bile-Linked Disorders
    (10-Feb-2006)
    FXR may help those battling IBS or obstructive jaundice, researchers say

  • Popular Heartburn Drugs Help Fight Peptic Ulcers
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Drugs like Prevacid or Prilosec cut bleeding risks, research shows

  • Popular Heartburn Drugs Help Fight Peptic Ulcers
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Drugs like Prevacid or Prilosec cut bleeding risks, research shows

  • Controversial Weight-Loss Drug May Go Over-the-Counter
    (24-Jan-2006)
    But as FDA weighs approval, critics voice concerns about Xenical

  • Ginger Could Add Spice to Cancer Care
    (13-Jan-2006)
    Trial results suggest it eases chemo-related nausea

  • Two Vaccines Fight Severe Childhood Diarrhea
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Rotavirus protection fills a public health gap, experts say

  • Digestive Woes May Keep the Overweight From Exercising
    (27-Dec-2005)
    And that could undermine weight-loss efforts, study finds

  • Digestive Woes May Keep the Overweight From Exercising
    (27-Dec-2005)
    And that could undermine weight-loss efforts, study finds

  • Reflux Drugs May Raise Diarrhea Risk
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Reduced stomach acidity encourages illness-causing bacteria, study finds

  • Carbon Monoxide Eases Bowel Condition
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Low concentrations effective against ulcerative colitis, study finds

  • Carbon Monoxide Eases Bowel Condition
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Low concentrations effective against ulcerative colitis, study finds

  • Drugs as Effective as Surgery for Chronic Reflux
    (15-Dec-2005)
    New report compares various treatment options for the common ailment

  • 3 Million Americans Could Have Barrett's Esophagus
    (14-Dec-2005)
    The condition leads to esophageal cancer, researchers say

  • 3 Million Americans Could Have Barrett's Esophagus
    (14-Dec-2005)
    The condition leads to esophageal cancer, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Diverticulosis and Abdomen Pain
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Avoid foods that contain small particles

  • Crohn's Drug Fights Ulcerative Colitis
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Remicade should give patients a new treatment option, researchers say

  • Crohn's Drug Fights Ulcerative Colitis
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Remicade should give patients a new treatment option, researchers say

  • Coffee, Tea May Help Keep Liver Failure at Bay
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Two or more cups per day could protect at-risk patients, researchers say

  • Officials Note Outbreaks of Virulent Germ
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Diarrhea-causing bacterium seems to be emerging in hospitals and local communities

  • Cox-2 Inhibitors Not Safer for Stomach
    (02-Dec-2005)
    Study finds no evidence to back long-held claims

  • Health Tip: Don't Overuse Laxatives
    (15-Nov-2005)
    Consider safer, natural alternatives

  • Reflux-Linked Esophagus Cancer On the Rise
    (10-Nov-2005)
    Rates for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus are soaring, and experts aren't sure why

  • Scientists Uncover Protein's Weight-Loss Secrets
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Rat study suggests low-carb diets trigger "all full" signal in brain

  • IBS Treatment Gets Patients Back to Work
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Bowel condition is second only to common cold in lowering worker productivity, study says

  • Experimental Crohn's, MS Drug Carries Dangers
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Risk of fatal brain infection may outweigh Tysabri's benefits, study shows

  • Nicotine Enemas Don't Help Ulcerative Colitis
    (02-Nov-2005)
    New study shows no improvement in symptoms compared with placebo

  • Experimental Crohn's, MS Drug Carries Dangers
    (02-Nov-2005)
    Risk of fatal brain infection may outweigh Tysabri's benefits, study shows

  • Nicotine Enemas Don't Help Ulcerative Colitis
    (02-Nov-2005)
    New study shows no improvement in symptoms compared with placebo

  • Over-the-Counter Painkillers Raise Bleeding Risks
    (01-Nov-2005)
    Especially in combination with aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen can trouble stomach, study finds

  • IBS Misconceptions Abound, Studies Show
    (01-Nov-2005)
    Many patients confused on the origin and progress of irritable bowel syndrome

  • IBS Misconceptions Abound, Studies Show
    (01-Nov-2005)
    Many patients confused on the origin and progress of irritable bowel syndrome

  • a Winning Choice for Kids With Diarrhea
    (31-Oct-2005)
    As effective as oral replenishment solutions, like Pedialyte, but tastier, study suggests

  • Mom's IBS Can Affect Child's Care
    (31-Oct-2005)
    They're often overprotective of children's gastro complaints, study finds

  • Medicinal Microorganism May Ease IBS
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Research into "probiotics" looks promising for irritable bowel syndrome

  • Path to the Truth May Lead to the Stomach
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Measuring GI activity might improve lie detection accuracy, prodigy's study suggests

  • Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Patients who chewed went home a day earlier after colon operation

  • Many NSAID Users Not Protected Against Bleeding
    (26-Oct-2005)
    VA study finds most of those at risk aren't getting meds to protect stomach

  • Blood Test Might Spot Colon Cancer
    (25-Oct-2005)
    It may prove a less invasive screening option for those at risk, experts say

  • New Drugs Better for Postoperative Nausea
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Study found 95 percent of those taking them did not experience vomiting 24 hours later

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Effective for GERD
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Patients report low levels of complications, high levels of satisfaction

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Effective for GERD
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Patients report low levels of complications, high levels of satisfaction

  • Hormone May Be Key to Fat Digestion
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Newly identified compound helps control bile acid production

  • New Antibiotic Could Fight Cholera
    (13-Oct-2005)
    Gene-targeted virstatin might also battle other lethal infections

  • Bad Sleep? Think Gastric Reflux
    (13-Oct-2005)
    Treating the common disorder got study participants snoozing

  • New Antibiotic Could Fight Cholera
    (13-Oct-2005)
    Gene-targeted virstatin might also battle other lethal infections

  • Health Tip: Controlling Fecal Incontinence
    (11-Oct-2005)
    Changes in diet may help

  • Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

  • Stomach-Churning Germ Infects Alaskan Oysters
    (05-Oct-2005)
    This reflects warming of waters once too cold to sustain the bacterium, study says

  • Exercise Eases Digestion Problems in the Obese
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Coupled with healthy diet, it reduces stomach pain and diarrhea, study says

  • Exercise Eases Digestion Problems in the Obese
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Coupled with healthy diet, it reduces stomach pain and diarrhea, study says

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    (18-Sep-2005)
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Cannabis May Offer Relief from Bowel Disorders
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It holds potential for treatment of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, researchers say

  • Cannabis May Offer Relief from Bowel Disorders
    (03-Aug-2005)
    It holds potential for treatment of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, researchers say

  • Got GERD? Weight Loss May Help
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Extra pounds double risk of digestive disorder, study finds

  • Got GERD? Weight Loss May Help
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Extra pounds double risk of digestive disorder, study finds

  • Got GERD? Weight Loss May Help
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Extra pounds double risk of digestive disorder, study finds

  • Can Ginger Combat Chemo-Induced Nausea?
    (07-Jul-2005)
    Study to include 180 adults with cancer

  • Sigmoidoscopy Helps Catch Colon Cancer
    (05-JUL-2005)
    High acceptance and strong detection rates make test worthwhile, study finds

  • Little Radiation Threat From 'Virtual Colonoscopy'
    (01-JUL-2005)
    It uses CT scanning to visualize length of colon

  • Health Tip: Traveler's Diarrhea
    (27-JUN-2005)
    Information you should know

  • GERD May Be Linked to Cancers
    (21-JUN-2005)
    Researchers find relationship to adenocarcinoma of esophagus

  • Health Tip: Go Easy With Antacids
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Too many could be harmful

  • Health Tip: Go Easy With Antacids
    (16-JUN-2005)
    Too many could be harmful

  • Biotech Drug Shows Promise Against Ulcerative Colitis
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Researchers also hope for benefit against Crohn's disease

  • Biotech Drug Shows Promise Against Ulcerative Colitis
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Researchers also hope for benefit against Crohn's disease

  • Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-JUN-2005)
    But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

  • Biotech Drug Shows Promise Against Ulcerative Colitis
    (15-JUN-2005)
    Researchers also hope for benefit against Crohn's disease

  • Ulcer Bug Linked to Irregular Heart Rhythm
    (15-JUN-2005)
    But one expert called H. pylori findings inconclusive

  • Reports Shed Light on Dangers of New MS Drug
    (09-JUN-2005)
    Susceptibility to brain infection might be caught in patients in future

  • Cranberry Juice May Fight Intestinal Bugs
    (07-JUN-2005)
    Laboratory study found immediate effect, but more research needed

  • Cranberry Juice May Fight Intestinal Bugs
    (07-JUN-2005)
    Laboratory study found immediate effect, but more research needed

  • Health Tip: When You Have Gallstones
    (06-JUN-2005)
    What are the warning signs of attack?

  • Chronic Coughing Takes Emotional Toll
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Cough that lasts for years tied to depression, experts say

  • Health Tip: When Babies Spit Up
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Ways to reduce frequency

  • Immune Drug May Fight Crohn's Disease
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Its success points to a new mechanism driving the illness

  • Immune Drug May Fight Crohn's Disease
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Its success points to a new mechanism driving the illness

  • Health Tip: Staying Regular
    (20-MAY-2005)
    How to avoid constipation

  • Colonoscopy Beats Sigmoidoscopy in Women
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Extensive procedure finds more precancerous polyps, study finds

  • Grapefruit May Bring Sweet Relief Against Ulcers
    (18-MAY-2005)
    In rats, seed extract therapy shrank gastric lesions

  • Babies at Celiac Disease Risk Should Wait for Wheat
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Timing of first gluten in diet could help ward off the illness

  • Grapefruit May Bring Sweet Relief Against Ulcers
    (18-MAY-2005)
    In rats, seed extract therapy shrank gastric lesions

  • Psoriatic Arthritis Added for Remicade Treatment
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Latest condition brings to 9 the number of diseases and conditions the drug is approved to treat

  • Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

  • Three Drugs Show Promise Against Bowel Disease
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Alequel, Humira and Remicade reduced symptoms in trials

  • Three Drugs Show Promise Against Bowel Disease
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Alequel, Humira and Remicade reduced symptoms in trials

  • Prescription Reflux Drugs Beat OTC Remedies
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Study finds proton pump inhibitor drugs work best

  • Antidepressants Linked to Increased Bleeding
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Researchers say risk is almost doubled with SSRIs

  • MMR Vaccine Doesn't Up Risk of Crohn's Disease
    (12-MAY-2005)
    No link between childhood shot and intestinal inflammation, study finds

  • Gastro, Antipsychotic Meds Linked to Cardiac Death
    (11-MAY-2005)
    European study finds they interfere with heart rhythm

  • Soda Before Bedtime Raises Reflux Risk
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Sleeping pills also boost nighttime heartburn, study finds

  • Ultrasound Spots Bowel Complication in Newborns
    (26-APR-2005)
    Better than X-rays at catching life-threatening intestinal disease

  • Health Tip: Laparoscopic Appendectomy
    (20-APR-2005)
    Is this method right for you?

  • Doctors Take Issue With Bextra Withdrawal
    (08-APR-2005)
    Some believe the decision to use the drug should stay with physicians

  • World's Children Dying From Common, Treatable Infections
    (24-MAR-2005)
    Prevention and care could slash child deaths by two-thirds, expert says

  • Blood Compound Won't Predict Colon Cancer Risk
    (23-MAR-2005)
    C-reactive protein fails to meet expectations, study finds

  • Virus Pegged as Big Cause of Traveler's Diarrhea
    (10-MAR-2005)
    In Mexico and Latin America, Norovirus a scourge for U.S. tourists

  • Virus Pegged as Big Cause of Traveler's Diarrhea
    (10-MAR-2005)
    In Mexico and Latin America, Norovirus a scourge for U.S. tourists

  • Health Tip: Fighting Crohns Disease
    (03-MAR-2005)
    Natural ways to find relief

  • New Clues to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Two proteins fight ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

  • New Clues to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    (02-MAR-2005)
    Two proteins fight ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

  • More Can Be Done to Stop Colon Cancer
    (01-MAR-2005)
    American Cancer Society urging better prevention, wider screening

  • Dysentery Bug Wields 'Sword and Shield'
    (25-FEB-2005)

  • To Track Colitis, Listen to the Patient
    (25-FEB-2005)
    Review of symptoms just as accurate as endoscopy, study found

  • Dysentery Bug Wields 'Sword and Shield'
    (25-FEB-2005)

  • Cell Phones Cameras Put Doctors in the Picture
    (21-FEB-2005)
    Leg wound photos help experts treat from a distance

  • GERD: More Than a Balky Stomach
    (20-FEB-2005)
    But over-the-counter drugs can help most sufferers, experts say

  • GERD: More Than a Balky Stomach
    (20-FEB-2005)
    But over-the-counter drugs can help most sufferers, experts say

  • GERD: More Than a Balky Stomach
    (20-FEB-2005)
    But over-the-counter drugs can help most sufferers, experts say

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowels?
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Stress management could help

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowels?
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Stress management could help

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowels?
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Stress management could help

  • Health Tip: Avoid a Visit From Traveler's Diarrhea
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Simple measures to try on the road

  • Research Finds New Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Two studies clarify role of specific protein

  • Research Finds New Clues to Crohn's Disease
    (03-FEB-2005)
    Two studies clarify role of specific protein

  • Health Tip: Chest Pain Is Nothing to Sneeze At
    (03-FEB-2005)
    It's not wise to ignore chest pain

  • Health Tip: When Vomiting Can't Be Explained
    (01-FEB-2005)
    It may be cyclic vomiting syndrome

  • Nose-Stomach Tube Slows Recovery From Surgery
    (24-JAN-2005)
    May increase risk of complications following abdominal operations, study says

  • New Colon Cancer Marker Found
    (21-JAN-2005)
    Levels of molecule may predict severity of disease and survival, researchers say

  • Plavix Not Best for Heart Patients With History of Ulcers
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Can lead to stomach bleeding, although second study finds blood thinner generally safe

  • HRT Increases Risk of Gallstone Trouble
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Researchers say it's one more thing women have to factor into their decision

  • HRT Increases Risk of Gallstone Trouble
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Researchers say it's one more thing women have to factor into their decision

  • Cutting Down on Health-Care Costs
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Controlling use of anti-ulcer drugs saves Georgia Medicaid $20 million in one year

  • Cutting Down on Health-Care Costs
    (14-JAN-2005)
    Controlling use of anti-ulcer drugs saves Georgia Medicaid $20 million in one year

  • Intestinal Immune Cell Network Discovered
    (13-JAN-2005)
    Could lead to new vaccines, treatments for disease, researchers say

  • Steady Diet of Red Meat Increases Colon Cancer Risk
    (11-JAN-2005)
    People who consumed a lot over long period of time upped chances by 50 percent

  • Elderly Avoiding Colorectal Cancer Screening
    (10-JAN-2005)
    Many on Medicare don't seek help until symptoms appear, study shows

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Appendicitis
    (05-JAN-2005)
    If you have them, get medical help immediately

  • Bulk of Constipation Myths Unfounded
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Fiber, water won't cure condition and laxatives don't damage colon, study says

  • Bulk of Constipation Myths Unfounded
    (04-JAN-2005)
    Fiber, water won't cure condition and laxatives don't damage colon, study says

  • Faulty Gene Signaling Linked to Crohn's
    (28-DEC-2004)
    Discovery might lead to treatments for digestive disorder

  • DNA Test for Colon Cancer a Mixed Bag
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Pricey test beats blood screen, but falls short of colonoscopy

  • Health Tip: How to Avoid Constipation
    (20-DEC-2004)
    Fruits and vegetables may eliminate need for a laxative

  • Colonoscopy Bests CT Scans and X-rays
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Detects almost twice as many polyps as other procedures

  • New Treatments for Gallstones on Horizon
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Experimental compound prevented disease in mice, researchers report

  • Stomach Cancer May Start in Bone Marrow
    (26-NOV-2004)
    Mouse study questions long-held belief about disease origins

  • Safety of Entire Family of Painkillers Questioned
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Experts still see a key role for cox-2 inhibitors

  • GERD: It's More Than Just Heartburn
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Acid reflux can cause serious problems, but beneficial treatments exist

  • GERD: It's More Than Just Heartburn
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Acid reflux can cause serious problems, but beneficial treatments exist

  • GERD: It's More Than Just Heartburn
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Acid reflux can cause serious problems, but beneficial treatments exist

  • Generic NSAID Causes Fewer Complications
    (19-NOV-2004)
    Etodolac also costs less than Naproxen, researchers say

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Eases GERD in the Obese
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Also helps patients lose weight, improves other health problems

  • Surgery for GERD in Kids Doesn't Work
    (12-NOV-2004)
    Study finds 60% have recurrence of symptoms after procedure

  • Study Acquits Heartburn's Usual Suspects
    (11-NOV-2004)
    Finds coffee, tea, alcohol aren't culprits, but salt is

  • Trial Drug Looks Promising for Crohn's
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Genetically engineered antibody eases symptoms

  • Trial Drug Looks Promising for Crohn's
    (10-NOV-2004)
    Genetically engineered antibody eases symptoms

  • Popular Oat Brands Not Always Gluten-Free
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Study finds they contain enough to trouble those with celiac

  • Popular Oat Brands Not Always Gluten-Free
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Study finds they contain enough to trouble those with celiac

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Colon Polyps
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Study finds chances three times greater than for nonsmokers

  • Swallowed Camera Finds Small Bowel Tumors
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Study: Capsule endoscopy detects what other screens can't

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Not Ready for Prime Time
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Despite advances, it still has radiation risks and accuracy problems, new study finds

  • Uninsured Kids At Higher Risk for Burst Appendix
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Diagnosis often comes too late for preventive surgery, study finds

  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Pneumonia
    (26-OCT-2004)
    The longer you use them, the greater the risk, study finds

  • Cybill Shepherd Now an IBS Role Model
    (22-OCT-2004)
    Says she suffered silently with bowel disorder for years before diagnosis

  • Cybill Shepherd Now an IBS Role Model
    (22-OCT-2004)
    Says she suffered silently with bowel disorder for years before diagnosis

  • New 'Superaspirin' Prevents Colon Cancer in Mice
    (19-OCT-2004)
    And it works without causing gastrointestinal bleeding, study finds

  • Heart-Healthy Diet Prevents Gallstones
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Unsaturated fat intake linked to reduced risk

  • Heart-Healthy Diet Prevents Gallstones
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Unsaturated fat intake linked to reduced risk

  • Brain Damage May Hold Key to Gulf War Syndrome
    (04-OCT-2004)
    Finding might lead to treatments for thousands of veterans, study suggests

  • CT Scans Can Spot Appendix Trouble
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Appendicitis unlikely if organ not visible, study says

  • Double Dose of Gleevec Battles Intestinal Tumors
    (24-SEP-2004)
    More of drug could improve outcome for people with GIST, study finds

  • Double Dose of Gleevec Battles Intestinal Tumors
    (24-SEP-2004)
    More of drug could improve outcome for people with GIST, study finds

  • Acupuncture Eases Postoperative Nausea
    (22-SEP-2004)
    Beats out leading medication following major breast surgeries, study finds

  • An Alternative to the Needle
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Gel pill may give patients with chronic diseases a choice

  • An Alternative to the Needle
    (20-SEP-2004)
    Gel pill may give patients with chronic diseases a choice

  • Study Supports Bacterial Cause for Crohn's
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Finds infectious agent in patients with intestinal condition

  • Study Supports Bacterial Cause for Crohn's
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Finds infectious agent in patients with intestinal condition

  • Study Supports Bacterial Cause for Crohn's
    (16-SEP-2004)
    Finds infectious agent in patients with intestinal condition

  • Alcohol, Red Meat Raise Colitis Relapse Risk
    (15-SEP-2004)
    Diet high in both tied to threefold increase

  • Alcohol, Red Meat Raise Colitis Relapse Risk
    (15-SEP-2004)
    Diet high in both tied to threefold increase

  • Alcohol, Red Meat Raise Colitis Relapse Risk
    (15-SEP-2004)
    Diet high in both tied to threefold increase

  • Impotence Common After Radiation, Surgery on Prostate
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Major side effects of either procedure linger after 5 years

  • Cooking Outdoors: Keep the Fun, Reduce the Hazards
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Simple tips reduce the risk of foodborne illness, other problems.

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Shows Promise
    (01-SEP-2004)
    While not perfect, it could become key screening tool for cancer, researchers say

  • Enzyme Halts Runaway Inflammation
    (30-AUG-2004)
    Could be model for drugs that fight wide range of illnesses

  • Digestive Allergic Disorder Rising in Kids
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastric reflux

  • Digestive Allergic Disorder Rising in Kids
    (25-AUG-2004)
    Eosinophilic esophagitis mimics gastric reflux

  • Good News for Victims of Traveler's Diarrhea
    (18-AUG-2004)
    Restricted diet not always necessary for recovery, study finds

  • Health Tip: GERD
    (17-AUG-2004)
    Some suggestions for relief

  • Doctors Doing Too Many Colonoscopies
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Confusing guidelines might be the reason why, study finds

  • Internal Antibiotic Fights Ulcer Bug
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Study: Stomach cells protect against H. pylori infection

  • Inflammatory Diseases Tied to Depression
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Scientists find more evidence of the connection between the two

  • Simple Test Predicts Diabetes Amputation Success
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Keeping blood sugar low could save lower limbs, research finds

  • The Body, Not the Mind, Predicts Cancer Survival
    (26-JUL-2004)
    Nausea, shortness of breath, weakness may signal poor prognosis

  • Health Tip: Don't Depend on Antacids
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Overuse can lead to health problems

  • Health Tip: Don't Depend on Antacids
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Overuse can lead to health problems

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-JUL-2004)
    Dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    (16-JUL-2004)
    Dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms

  • Obesity Surgery Doesn't Just Shrink Stomach
    (12-JUL-2004)
    Also lowers levels of hunger hormone, study says

  • Appendicitis Diagnostic Test Approved
    (08-JUL-2004)
    Checks for signs of infection

  • Cutting Down on Cutting During Surgery
    (07-JUL-2004)
    New technique eliminates need for abdominal incisions

  • Cutting Down on Cutting During Surgery
    (07-JUL-2004)
    New technique eliminates need for abdominal incisions