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.
By Christie Rizk | May 20, 2013 02:25 PM EDT
A new study suggests it may be possible to test for potential side effects of the Crohn's disease drug infliximab before treatment is administered.
By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
FDA approves new treatment option for ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that affects about 620,000 Americans.
By Christie Rizk | May 14, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Treatment through cannabis may be beneficial to patients with Crohn's disease, new research finds.
By Christie Rizk | May 13, 2013 06:18 PM EDT
Increasing the number of the Akkermansia muciniphila bacteria in mice can treat metabolic disorders brought on by an unhealthy diet, new research has found.
By Christie Rizk | May 08, 2013 12:05 PM EDT
A new study suggests a link between variations in the TLR1 gene and gastric bacterial infection.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 06, 2013 07:28 PM EDT
An ingredient that naturally occurs in breast milk might be used to prevent premature babies from developing a deadly intestinal condition.
By Susan Scutti | May 06, 2013 08:12 PM EDT
With the increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians have seen more infections in previously low-risk populations.
By Christie Rizk | May 02, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
A new strain of superbug bacteria C. diff was identified in Scotland after three patient deaths.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 20, 2013 09:52 AM EDT
More and more scientific studies are proving the therapeutic uses of medical marijuana. Currently legal in 18 states plus D.C., it may be only a matter of time before medical marijuana is legal everywhere in the country.
By Ansa Varughese | Mar 18, 2013 01:02 PM EDT
Joanne Turton,33, has felt bloated since she was 18. She may have a fighting chance against the mysterious bowel disorder with a surgical procedure.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM EDT
Genetically modified goat milk can benefit children afflicted with bacterial diarrhea.
By Felix Innig | Mar 04, 2013 10:58 AM EST
Chronic heartburn symptoms are currently addressed with medication, but a new approach directly addresses the mechanical issue that causes the problem: A new kind of implant that consists of a loop of magnetic titanium beads can reestablishes the functionality of the esophageal sphincter.
By Ashik Siddique | Feb 27, 2013 09:13 PM EST
New research shows an unexpected effect of gut bacteria on blood pressure, which may lead to better treatment of hypertension. The more fiber you eat, the more the bacteria may help you stay healthy.
By Jonathan Weiss | Feb 15, 2013 10:00 AM EST
Over 100 people have been made sick from salmonella poisoning. State investigations have tracked down the likely responsible farm.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
New research on young twins in Malawi in sub Saharan Africa has identified a new culprit of severe acute childhood malnutrition: gut bacteria.