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Early Antibiotic Use Disrupts Normal Gut Microbiota Development in Children
It has long been understood that administering antibiotics to children early on is linked to higher risks of obesity and immune-mediated diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and asthma.
An inaugural trial using “smart” pills that measured intestinal gases inside a patient’s body showed favorable results and revealed ways in which fiber affects the gut.
Controlling the levels of specific gut bacteria could be useful in preventing severe diarrhea, according to findings published in the journal Microbiome.
Blood analysis in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as psoriatic arthritis indicates that biologic medications do not reduce the efficacy of anti-pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine, and that patients with such conditions may not need to be vaccinated more frequently than others.
Peppermint oil is the latest irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatment recommended by gastrointestinal specialists.
Intestinal transplantation can be the last resort for patients suffering from intestinal failure or other difficult conditions. Finding ways to make the procedure more effective can help more patients return to a higher quality of life.
Patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can reduce their symptoms with the substance ebastine found in histamines used to treat hay fever.
Processed, industrial foods are associated with an increased risk of development of autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Chromoendoscopy trumps random biopsy or white-light colonoscopy as a method for discovering dysplasia in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) patients.

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