By Anthony Rivas | 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.
By Dana Dovey | 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.
By John Ericson | 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.
By Anthony Rivas | 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.
By Sabrina Bachai | 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.
By Samantha Olson | 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.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 23:15
A new inexpensive, effective material could revolutionize food safety.
By Nsikan Akpan | 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.
By Cindy del Rosario | 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.
By Anoopa Singh | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 15:21
Exalenz's new BreathID test detects ulcers and their bacterial causes quickly, leading to more effective treatment.
By Nsikan Akpan | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 18:15
Penn State study finds that whole chickens from farmers markets may have more pathogenic bacteria.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 16:53
New probiotic dietary supplements are intended to improve your digestion, but they may also boost your dream life.
By Anoopa Singh | 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.
By Cindy del Rosario | 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.
By Anthony Rivas | 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.