(Geneva, 5 June 2021) Mass screening of school-age children has led to significantly higher numbers of coeliac disease cases being diagnosed, according to a new study presented today at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Procedures to prevent the direct transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to child, particularly during and after pregnancy, have significant fragmentation and gaps, a new survey presented at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has shown.
Children born to mothers who took fish oil in their pregnancies have been shown to have faster problem-solving skills and better attention focus at age 10, according to findings from a study presented today at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found in a mouse model that when fed a Western diet rich in calories, fat and cholesterol, the mice progressively became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to HCC, chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease.
"Our results support the idea that walking may have a beneficial effect on bowel function," said Dr. Gorman at the University of Maryland. Subjects in the exoskeletal-assisted walking program saw some improvement in bowel function compared to a control group. "We saw a notable reduction in bowel evacuation time, with 24 percent of participants reporting an improved experience," said Dr. Forrest at Kessler Foundation. "Also, participants' stools trended toward better consistency, supporting our hypothesis that this intervention may improve several measures of bowel function."
As the owner of a human body, you're carrying trillions of microbes with you everywhere you go. These microscopic organisms aren't just hitching a ride; many of them perform essential chemical reactions that regulate everything from our digestion to our immune system to our moods.
Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation (pain and swelling) in the gastrointestinal tract, can cause daily health problems, frequent hospitalizations and surgery when not adequately controlled. While there is no cure for Crohn's disease, there are treatments that can help patients live a symptom-free life.
A new Northwestern University study found that specific types of gut bacteria can protect other good bacteria from cancer treatments -- mitigating harmful, drug-induced changes to the gut microbiome. By metabolizing chemotherapy drugs, the protective bacteria could temper short- and long-term side effects of treatment.
Researchers from Osaka University have demonstrated that two signaling pathways, the PI3K and the Hippo pathways earlier implicated in the development of pancreatic cancer, are responsible for the development and progression of chronic pancreatitis. Experiments in animal models, corroboration by laboratory evidence, and studies of human diseased tissue suggest that targeting pathologically upregulated Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) may be a useful therapeutic strategy against this disease.
Patients' irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms unexpectedly improved when they were under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, reaffirming the gut-brain connection in functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2021.