TUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Microplastic pollution is altering the gut microbiomes of wild seabirds and that could be a warning sign for humans, researchers report. Scientists from McGill University in Montreal, along with colleagues from around the world, found that tiny bits of plastic present in theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Health screenings and preventive care appointments are a key to maintaining long-term health and well-being. By proactively engaging in these practices, women can identify potential health risks early on and take necessary steps. This guide will outline the key women’s health screenings andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients with Crohn’s disease have a new treatment option, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a pill called Rinvoq (upadacitinib). Rinvoq is meant to treat adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have not had success with TNF (tumorContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Maintaining a healthy weight may be important for reducing the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, a new study suggests. The research adds to the evidence that excess weight and weight increases in adulthood increase the risk for colon and other gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. “InContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — What puts kids at risk for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and what could help prevent it? A review of 36 observational studies that included 6.4 million kids offers some key clues. Taking antibiotics at an early age, eating a Western diet andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Four symptoms could provide early warning of colon cancer in younger adults. Being aware of these red flags could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis for those under age 50, said researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The telltaleContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — People are often reminded that they are their own unique person — and a new study says that’s particularly true of the digestive tract. Dissections of a few dozen deceased individuals revealed striking differences in gastrointestinal anatomy, even among a small group ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — You may be struggling with stomach pain and digestive distress without understanding why, thinking it might be something you ate. Can stress cause stomach pain? Stress, especially chronic stress, can indeed increase your risk for gastrointestinal (GI) problems. “Stress and anxiety are commonContinue Reading

FRIDAY, March 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A medical device used to diagnose and treat pancreatic and bile duct disease is getting attention from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after pieces have fallen off and remained in patients’ bodies. Previously, the FDA had expressed concern about duodenoscopes because theyContinue Reading