gastroenterology and hepatology

High fibre diets don’t protect gut health

January 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) High fibre diets, surprisingly, may not protect gut health, but they do heighten your chances of developing diverticulosis.The condition is characterised by small bulging pouches forming ... Read more...

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Biological agents could prevent Crohn’s disease recurrence

August 6th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Two new studies have found that biological agents may play an important role in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease.Doctors performed a prospective cohort study in 12 consecutive patients ... Read more...

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Abused kids more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain, nausea

March 9th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are at an increased risk of suffering unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than kids who have not ... Read more...

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Exercise ‘cuts risk of developing painful gallstones’

February 10th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): Intense exercise lowers the risk of developing painful gallstones, say British researchers.In the University of East Anglia study of 25,000 men and women, researchers found that those who ... Read more...

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Imagination can reduce persistent abdominal pain in kids

October 12th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children with persistent abdominal pain who use audio recordings of guided imagery along with standard medical treatment are three times more likely ... Read more...

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Medication type, doctors’ bedside manner key to GERD patients’ satisfaction

August 2nd, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 2 (ANI): Whether gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy would be successful or not depends upon patients' satisfaction with their medications and the quality of interactions with their doctor, according to ... Read more...

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Here’s how Hepatitis C treatment can be significantly improved

June 6th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Researchers at Duke Clinical Research Institute say that the addition of a hepatitis C-specific protease inhibitor, called telaprevir, to the current standard therapy may significantly enhance a patient's ... Read more...

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Environmental pollution raises liver disease risk

May 30th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Environmental pollution increases the risk of liver disease, says a new US study.The research is the first to show that there is a previously unrecognized role for environmental ... Read more...

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Old drug may hold promise against hepatitis C

September 1st, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Researchers from Stanford University say that an old drug may be effective against hepatitis C.The research team say that their hunch is based on two significant discoveries ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecular trick behind Salmonellas fierceness

June 15th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A team of scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center claims to have identified a molecular trick that may explain part of Salmonellas fierceness.The researchers ... Read more...

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New technology for painless and scarless surgery

May 20th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a new surgical technology that holds promise for a painless and scarless surgery with shorter recovery times than laparoscopic surgery.The new study ... Read more...

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Weight-based dosage increases hepatitis C treatment efficacy

December 28th, 2007 - 5:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 28 (ANI): A multicenter study called WIN-R on hepatitis C patients, showed that the treatment with weight-based drugs resulted in improved efficacy and lower relapse rates, mainly in African-Americans ... Read more...

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