Want to Detect Gluten on the Go? There's a Device for That

"Even when you go out and see these labeled menu items, you are still playing Russian roulette," said Shireen Yates, co-founder and chief executive of NIMA, which was founded in 2013.   Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford,…
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Association of PPIs With Risk of Dementia

IMPORTANCE   Medications that influence the risk of dementia in the elderly can be relevant for dementia prevention. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases but have also been shown to be…
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Heartburn Pills Not Working? You May Not Have Acid Reflux After All

My problems began with a salad. It was November 2014, and just after my meal I felt the distinct sensation of a tomato skin stuck at the back of my throat. Within a week, anything ‘healthy’ —whether it was olives, baked beans or rocket — seemed…
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Non-Coeliac 'Wheat Sensitivity' Is an Immune Disorder Too

Researchers from the U.S. and Italy found that people who claim to have "wheat sensitivity" do have biological reactions to gluten proteins in wheat, rye and barley. It's just that the reactions are different from what's seen in people with…
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Allergy Tests Do Not Predict Food Triggers in Adult Patients With Eosinophilic Oesophagitis

Abstract and Introduction  Abstract Background The use of allergy tests to guide dietary treatment for eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) is controversial and data are limited. Aeroallergen sensitisation patterns and food triggers have been…
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Hypnotherapy for IBS

Efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome Background A low fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet is effective in…
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Is Your Gut Making You Sick?

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including obesity and diarrhoea A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for…
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Three New Studies to Know

Hello. I am Dr David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) continues to be explosive in the medical literature. This reflects, to…
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Coffee Linked to 26% Drop in Colorectal Cancer Risk

Regular coffee consumption is inversely correlated to colorectal cancer risk, according to results of a study published in the April issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Coffee has been proposed as a protective agent against…
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A Comparison of the Gut Microbiome

A Comparison of the Gut Microbiome Between Long-term Users and Non-users of Proton Pump Inhibitors. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used for both the treatment and prevention of symptoms and complications associated with gastroesophageal…
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