FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Researchers believe they have found a link between lower bacterial diversity in the intestine’s microbiome and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Normally, “more than 10,000 species of microorganism live in the human intestine,” noted study co-author Dr. Jung Ok Shim, a professor of pediatric
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While appendicitis is a common emergency, Black people experiencing its symptoms more often have a delayed diagnosis. But that doesn’t happen in lower-quality hospitals that serve more Black patients, according to new research. There, Black people are diagnosed more quickly. “There is clearly
MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you have frequent heartburn or think you may have acid reflux disease, see an expert before you suffer serious complications, one expert warns. “Gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] is when you get acid and chemical damage to the lining of the esophagus,” said
FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Overuse of antibiotics may trigger inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), new research suggests. Among folks who were 40 or older, a new study found that antibiotics may increase the risk for bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, for one to two years
TUESDAY, Jan. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve ever thought you must absorb more calories from food than other people do, you might be onto something: A new study hints that some people’s gut bacteria extract more energy, as in calories, from food — possibly contributing to weight gain.
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Folks who follow a handful of healthy habits can dramatically reduce their risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports. Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent up to 60% of cases of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according
TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A small toilet-based sound sensor that can tell the difference between peeing, pooping and diarrhea may one day help prevent cholera outbreaks. “The hope is that this sensor, which is small in footprint and noninvasive in approach, could be deployed to areas where