Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders All diseases that pertain to the gastrointestinal tract are labelled as digestive diseases. This includes symptoms and diseases of stomach and intestines, such as: constipation, diarrhea, GERD, heartburn, gas, bloating, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and others.

90% Of Kids With Celiac Disease Have This Genetic Variant

By | Wed, 07/02/2014 - 17:00

Scientists have discovered a specific gene variant that's present in 90 percent of kids with celiac disease, and hope that it could help them identify at-risk kids long before they develop the disease.

Putting An End To Constipation Without Using Laxatives

By | Sat, 05/03/2014 - 11:18

A vibrating capsule promises to treat constipation by stimulating the digestive system without the use of chemicals or medication.

Calorie Counts 'Virtually Meaningless,' Experts Conclude

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:59

Our caloric intake is largely determined by the digestive process itself rather than the hard value ascribed to the food product.

Japanese Toilet With App Tracks And Analyzes Bowel Movements, But It's Easily Hacked

By | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 22:04

A Japanese toilet now has an app that can help quantify bowel movements, raising awareness for any conditions that might develop.

Cyclospora Update: FDA Names Mexican Food Supplier To Red Lobster And Olive Garden Restaurants As Culprit

By | Sat, 08/03/2013 - 14:34

The FDA has linked the outbreak of the rare parasite cyclospora to bagged lettuce from a Mexican farm distributed to two popular American chain restaurants.

Clean Water And Good Hygiene Could Make Your Child Grow Taller: 265 Million Children Are Affected By Stunting Worldwide

By | Fri, 08/02/2013 - 13:02

Poor hygiene, limited access to safe water, and poor sanitation are all linked to impaired growth in children under the age of five.

Copper Nanoparticles Could Prevent Food Borne Illness, Viruses

By | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 23:15

A new inexpensive, effective material could revolutionize food safety.

Facebook, DNA Technology Solves Outbreak Of Strep Throat In Minnesota Dance Team

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 08:15

Doctors use the social media site Facebook to find the source of a strep throat outbreak among high school students in Minnesota.

Rare Cyclospora Parasite Sickens 106 In The Midwest

By | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 22:08

The rare foodborne parasite has plagued dozens in Iowa and Nebraska, leaving public health officials bewildered over its origin.

Exalenz New BreathID Test Detects H.Pylori Bacteria In As Fast As 10 Minutes, Quicky Diagnoses Gastric Conditions

By | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 15:21

Exalenz's new BreathID test detects ulcers and their bacterial causes quickly, leading to more effective treatment.

Farmers Markets Or Grocery Stores: Which Has The Cleanest Chickens?

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:15

Penn State study finds that whole chickens from farmers markets may have more pathogenic bacteria.

Digestion And Dreams: Vidazorb Probiotics Product Review

By | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:53

New probiotic dietary supplements are intended to improve your digestion, but they may also boost your dream life.

HIV Could Be Worsened By Harmful Bacteria, Like E. Coli, In Digestive Tracts

By | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 14:25

New HIV treatments may focus on dangerous bacteria in the digestive system, found at high levels in HIV-positive individuals, worsening their infection.

Does Your Child Have Abdominal Pain? Chances Are It’s Just Constipation

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:28

Kids who appeared in an emergency department with abdominal pain were most commonly diagnosed with constipation, one of the easiest to conditions to prevent and treat.

3 Out Of 20 Gastrointestinal Scopes Improperly Cleaned, Contaminated With 'Bio Dirt'

By | Sun, 06/09/2013 - 16:57

Gastrointestinal endoscopes are meant to screen for problems someone might have in their tracts, but healthcare professionals might want to look into getting the "bio dirt" off first.