FRIDAY, April 19, 2024 (HealthDay News) — The right diet may be the best medicine for easing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows. In the study, two different eating plans beat standard medications in treating the debilitating symptoms of the gastrointestinal disease. One diet wasContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 25, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Even a slight rise in a specific type of beneficial gut bacteria can help people ward off serious infections, a new study reports. For every 10% increase in butyrate-producing bacteria in a patient’s gut, their risk of hospitalization for infection drops between 14%Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Two people have died and 23 have been hospitalized in a years-long outbreak of listeria illness that’s finally been traced to one company’s cheeses, yogurts and other dairy products. That’s the message from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alert sentContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A new and worrisome antibiotic-resistant form of E. coli has been identified at a children’s hospital in China. Already, so-called ST410 strains of the E. coli bacterium — resistant to last-resort antibiotics called carbapenems — have become the most common drug-resistant strains seenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — A common stomach bug may play a part in Alzheimer’s disease risk. New research found that older folks infected with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) had greater odds for developing Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia. “Given the global aging population, dementia numbersContinue Reading