gastrointestinal tract

Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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Doggy dust protects against respiratory infection: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Dust found in a house with dogs may help protect children against a common respiratory virus linked to the development of asthma, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs


April 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.Pistachios are also an excellent source of ... Read more...

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30 percent chance Falak will remain vegetative: Doctors


February 7th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Doctors at AIIMS who have been treating baby Falak for over two weeks said Tuesday there is a 30-40 percent chance that the battered two-year-old ... Read more...

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Kerala hospital introduces new diagnostic tool


January 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) For the first time in south India, a hospital here has introduced 'Wireless Capsule Endoscopy', a new diagnostic tool for the non-invasive detection of small bowel ... Read more...

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Popular painkillers can turn into real killers


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) Paracetamol, one of the most popular painkillers, could cause fatal liver damage and even death if taken in large doses for uninterrupted periods, according to new ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

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Why we reach for chocolates during stress?


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 24 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to unravelling why some stressed people reach for chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie comfort foods.A study led by ... Read more...

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Peppermint relieves irritable bowel disorder


April 20th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Peppermint may help in relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects up to a fifth of the population.For the first time, the researchers from the University of ... Read more...

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Peppermint relieves bowel disorder


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Peppermint helps in relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which affects up to a fifth of the population.It is a disorder characterised most commonly by cramping, abdominal ... Read more...

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Pistachios support weight management, heart health


April 12th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.The Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria ‘could help in Crohn’s disease therapy’


April 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that infection with a probiotic strain of E. coli bacteria could help treat and reduce the negative effects of another E. coli infection that may ... Read more...

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Taking aspirin for heart disease prevention is less costly, more effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using aspirin for coronary heart prevention is less costly and more effective than doing nothing in men older than 45 with more ... Read more...

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New ‘magnetic pill’ could improve body’s absorption of drugs


January 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Brown University researchers have developed a new magnetic pill system that could improve the body's absorption of drugs.A pill often will not dissolve at exactly the right site ... Read more...

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Scientists label report on ‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical ‘alarmist’


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): If you have seen the movie 'Erin Brockovich' you may remember hexavalent chromium too - the chemical chromium-6 that is considered as a dangerous water pollutant.A new report ... Read more...

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Discovery shows promise against severe side effect of chemo drug


November 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): A way to eliminate a debilitating side effect associated with one of the main chemotherapy drugs used for treating colon cancer has been found by a team of ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology could help smuggle drugs into the gut


November 5th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Nanotechnology can be used to deliver drugs to intestinal target, according to a new study.There are several drugs that would have more beneficial therapeutic effects if they could ... Read more...

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Breast milk ingredients critical for physiologic development in babies


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested the levels of nitrite and nitrate in breast milk change during the initial days after birth to accommodate the changing physiologic requirements of ... Read more...

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Watermelon lowers blood pressure


October 14th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Watermelon, apart from being rich in nutrients, has been found to lower pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardio diseases.Assistant professor Arturo Figueroa and Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi of ... Read more...

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Orally administered nanoparticles to treat inflammatory bowel diseases


October 11th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a system for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment ... Read more...

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Way to turn off immune system’s allergic reaction discovered


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): Scientists have found a way to turn off the immune system's allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice- a discovery that could have implications for the millions ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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The gut’s ‘friendly’ viruses discovered


July 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Microbiologists have discovered a new world of bacterial viruses in human intestines.In the latest exploration into the universe of organisms inhabiting our bodies, researchers have discovered new viral ... Read more...

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Use of local anaesthetics can benefit inflammatory bowel disease sufferers


July 8th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Local anaesthetics are likely to have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease of the gastrointestinal ... Read more...

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Local anaesthetics may help in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Local anaesthetics might have potential therapeutic effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests a new study.IBD is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract, mainly the intestines that may ... Read more...

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Bitter-blocking ingredient in artificial sweeteners found


May 28th, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin has been discovered by researchers.According to a report ... Read more...

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Cheese intake boosts immunity among the elderly


May 16th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
London, May 15 (IANS) Cheese can help preserve and boost the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria, researchers have found discovered. The research reveals that daily ... Read more...

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Cheese boosts seniors’ immune systems


May 14th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Cheese can help preserve and enhance the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria, say scientists in Finland.The research, published in FEMS ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to colon cancer patients


May 10th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Suppressing activity of common intestinal bacteria reduces tumour growth, a new American study has found.The study, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Green tea, renowned for its powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties, has been found to help protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. The new study, the first documenting how ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight eye diseases


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that green tea can help prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases.They have found that the healthful substances found in green tea - renowned for their ... Read more...

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Infliximab treatment effective for cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Researchers have been successful in treating cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease with infliximab.Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common autosomal recessive disease that inflicts Caucasian children.CF involves an anomalous function ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


February 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Green tea contains healthful substances that can penetrate eye tissues, raising the possibility that the tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases, say researchers.Scientists have confirmed ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help fight Crohn’s disease


January 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease, a new study has claimed.Published in the latest Journal of Biological ... Read more...

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Beverage can stay-tabs still unsafe: Study


November 30th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that beverage can stay-tabs pose swallowing risk.Three decades ago, U.S. manufacturers switched from removable can pull-tabs to stay-tabs, as there were a rising ... Read more...

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