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Will You Be Depositing at the 'Stool Bank' Someday?

Banking samples of your own poop in your youth and then transplanting them back when you're old might be a key to healthy aging, scientists suggest.

Stool samples frozen and stored when a person is vital and healthy could potentially rejuvenate bacteria in the gut that's become damaged due to aging, disease or antibiotic use, according to an opinion piece published June 30 in the journal ...

Gallstones Can Warn of Pancreatic Cancer Risk

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer may feel like a death sentence because this fast-moving disease is often discovered at a later stage, when it's harder to treat.

Now, a new study offers hope for earlier diagnosis, finding an association between recent

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  • May 13, 2022
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  • Scientists Discover Cause of Swallowing Disorder in German Shepherds

    German shepherds are one of the most noble dog breeds on the planet, but they can fall prey to an often deadly swallowing disorder.

    Now, researchers report they have not only identified a gene variant that explains this susceptibility, but they have also designed a test to spot the disease --

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  • Gastro Symptoms of Menopause May Vary by Race

    When a woman's periods begin to slow down and finally stop, digestive problems often pick up -- and new research suggests race and ethnicity play a role.

    With menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, while cortisol levels increase, triggering an adrenaline boost that changes digestive function. It can set off symptoms such as bloating, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, indige...

    Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study

    Taking vitamin D supplements won't improve painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), British researchers report.

    IBS is a chronic digestive disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms come and go for some people, but the condition can severely affect quality of life for many.

    Previous research has suggested a link between low vitam...

    New Guidelines Say No to Probiotics for Digestive Woes

    There isn't enough scientific evidence to support using probiotics to treat most digestive disorders, according to a new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) guideline.

    Probiotics are living, microscopic organisms found in foods or dietary supplements, according to the AGA. They include certain bacteria and yeasts.

    An estimated 3.9 million American adults have take...

    Almost Half of Coronavirus Patients Have Digestive Symptoms

    Diarrhea and other digestive symptoms are the main complaint in nearly half of coronavirus patients, Chinese researchers report.

    Most patients with the coronavirus have respiratory symptoms, but these findings from the early stages of the outbreak show that digestive problems are prevalent in many patients with COVID-19.

    "Clinicians must bear in mind that digestive symptoms,...

    Healthy 'Mediterranean Diet' Is Good for Your Microbiome

    The so-called Mediterranean diet is already considered one of the healthiest for your heart, and now scientists say it may give your gut bacteria a boost, too.

    The diet is typically high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, olive oil and fish, and low in red meat and saturated fats. The new study finds that older adults who eat a Mediterranean diet tend to have more types of gut bacte...

    Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?

    Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

    Heartburn got its name from the burning sensation you get when acid that rises up from the stomach burns the esophagus, which is located behind the heart.

    If you have persistent symptoms, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Ther...

    Yogurt Might Help Men Avoid Colon Cancer: Study

    Yogurt is a healthy food, and it may also be a cancer fighter, a new study suggests.

    Men who had two or more servings of yogurt a week had a 26% lower risk of developing precancerous growths in their colon, a new study reports. Researchers didn't find the same cancer-fighting benefit for women, however.

    "These data suggest that other characteristics of yogurt, such as i...

    Average American Ingests 70,000 Bits of Microplastic Each Year

    Extremely tiny bits of plastic: They're in your food and drink, and even in the air around you.

    Now, new research calculates that the average American consumes more than 70,000 particles of these "microplastics" every year -- and even that's likely an underestimation, the scientists noted.

    Your microplastic intake might be even higher if you choose products that have more pl...

    'Microbiome' May Be Key to Autism Symptoms

    The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteria may play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms.

    Although this research is in its infancy, it's hoped that someday scientists might tweak the gut bacteria to ease digestive symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.

    The latest step in this direction comes from Texas Ch...

    Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

    Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified.

    The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles they play in human health.

    While investigators are getting closer to completing a list of common...