More Obese People In The World Than Underweight, Says Study

There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20…
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Obesity Could Be Contagious Like Superbug C.Diff, Suggest Scientists

Obesity could be a contagious condition which spreads in the same way as bugs like C.diff, scientists have suggested. A huge study of bacteria in the human gut has found that one third of species produce spores which survive in the open air…
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COLOGUARD: The New Non-Invasive Test For Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer Screening Is Now Available

COLOGUARD: The New Non-Invasive Test For Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer Screening Is Now Available COLOGUARD is a new multi-target stool DNA test to screen for bowel (colorectal) cancer in average risk adults aged 50 years or older. The test includes…
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Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors After Anti-Reflux Surgery (ARS) is Higher Than Thought

Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors After Anti-Reflux Surgery (ARS) is Higher Than Thought In this Danish study of 3465 patients, the risk of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use after anti-reflux surgery (ARS) was higher than previously reported, and more…
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The Importance of The Gut Microbiome - A Gut Microbe That Stops Food Allergies

The Importance of The Gut Microbiome - A Gut Microbe That Stops Food Allergies An interesting article published last year about research findings describing the influence of antibiotics on the mouse gut microbiome (the collection of microorganisms…
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National Raising Awareness of Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Campaign: 26 January to 22 February 2015

National Raising Awareness of Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Campaign: 26 January to 22 February 2015 The BBC highlights the national campaign from Public Health England to raise public awareness of the symptoms, particularly persistent heartburn (daily,…
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Using Faecal Lactoferrin to Discriminate Inflammatory Bowel Disease From Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Using Faecal Lactoferrin to Discriminate Inflammatory Bowel Disease From Irritable Bowel Syndrome A recent meta-analysis evaluated the diagnostic ability of faecal lactoferrin (FL) to distinguish inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from irritable bowel…
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Coeliac Disease: Important Facts to Know

Coeliac Disease: Important Facts to Know From the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology The IgA tissue transglutaminase (TTG) is the single best serologic test to use for the detection of coeliac disease (CD) CD can be recognized…
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Endoscopic Fundoplication Better Than PPIs for Regurgitation

Endoscopic Fundoplication Better Than PPIs for Regurgitation Endoscopic (trasnsoral) fundoplication is better for treating regurgitation than a maximum-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in patients with gastro-oesophageal (acid) reflux, results from…
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People With Coeliac Disease More Likely to Fracture Bones

People With Coeliac Disease More Likely to Fracture Bones People diagnosed with coeliac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review. Researchers analyzed 16 studies that compared the incidence of…
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