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Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

...as E. coli 0157:H7 causes some of the most serious digestive infections in both children and adults. Infections with this organism are often caused by eating undercooked meat. A major study shows using antibiotics to treat children with E. coli bacterial infection increases the risk of developing a potentially...

Male infertility in relation to cancer

...f cancers of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) and digestive organs. The researchers analysed the sperm quality of semen samples taken from over 32,000 men in England between 1960 and 1989. Sperm count, motility, and shape were assessed. Cancer rates were also studied and compared with those expected for the ...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

... infections. E. coli is a normal inhabitant of the digestive tract that can cause both intestinal upsets and ur...ad food is a frequent cause of diarrhoea and other digestive miseries, urinary tract infections were thought until now to result mostly from inadvertent contact ...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

...elopment of new treatments for a range of stubborn digestive disorders. The findings, mark the discovery of tw... muscles regulate the movement of food through the digestive system. The proteins could hold the key to understanding how digestion is regulated and eventually c...

Fructose cause digestive problems

... inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bloa...

Higher Risk of Asthma in children with autoimmune disease

...to digest the wheat protein gluten. It can lead to digestive problems, muscle wasting and lethargy. Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating condition in which the immune system attacks the tissue lining the joints. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas are destroyed, making it ...

Immunisation to prevent cot deaths

...s to lay a baby on its front in its cot to relieve digestive problems such as colic, parents are now urged to lie the baby down on its back instead to protect from cot death....

Fatty deposits affect the stomach too

...because of a reduction in the flow of blood to the digestive system. People who are affected start to avoid eating because of the pain involved and may lose weight. The condition can be treated in much the same way as atherosclerosis in the arteries serving the heart that is, with bypass surgery or with angi...

Rumbling stomach

...altogether? The rumbling or growling sounds of the digestive tract,// which scientists call by the very express...ecially when a bubble of gas is moving through the digestive tract or when the stomach is empty of solids, the noise can seem deafening. The contractions are als...

New operation for swallowing problems

...e, controls the swallowing at the upper end of the digestive tract// - that is, above the esophagus, but below the mouth. When this nerve is paralysed, aspiration of food down to the lungs, and swallowing difficulties may occur. Surgeons at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have tried out a new surg...

Fructose cause digestive problems

... inability to digest fructose might explain common digestive symptoms like gas, pain and bloating.Researchers at the University of Iowa have been investigating the link between fructose intolerance and the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),// a common disorder characterised by abdominal discomfort, bl...

Babies Should Get Vitamin D Supplement

...sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes and chronic digestive diseases. However asking mothers to take extra vitamin D will not solve the problem, for the amount needed to satisfy nursing infants is "close to the toxic level" in mothers....

Bowel diseases linked to bug in milk

...ivestock and Crohn's disease,// a condition of the digestive tract suffered by about one in 600 of the population. Prof Hermon-Taylor is trying to develop a vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) as a treatment for Crohn's disease and is shortly to test it on mice. Research by ...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...or stored. The faster carbs are broken down by the digestive system, the quicker blood sugar goes up and the higher their GI. The GI of at least 1,000 different foods has been measured, in the process knocking down many common-sense dietary beliefs. For instance, some complex carbohydrates are digested faster...

ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use

...tative round of antibiotics aimed at ridding their digestive tract of harmful bacteria are more likely to survive their ICU stay. // That’s the finding from a new study that compared results between ICU patients who were given antibiotics and those who received usual care. The practice of giving ICU patient...

A Drug That Might Relieve Chronic Cough

... of the respiratory tract and upper // part of the digestive tract, or even psychiatric in nature. The common treatments are successful for a great majority of patients with chronic cough. A seizure drug may be the answer to quieting a chronic cough, say researchers based on findings from a new study research...

The Link Between High-dose Steroid Use And Heart Disease Questioned

...nflammatory conditions of the skin, lungs, joints, digestive tract, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and some types of arthritis. The health records of 68,781 people who used steroids between 1993 and 1996 and 82,202 people who did not use steroids were evaluated . The patients were tracked for on...

Doctors warned of fluoride toxicity

...dose. Fluoride toxicity is often characterized by digestive disorders, inability to swallow, soreness in the joints and muscles, especially that of legs, and general feeling of unwell. Fluoride toxicity affects patients very subtly and may not be diagnosed till at a very advanced stage. In India cases of flu...

The Link Between Larger Birth Weight And Cancer Risk

... in lymphatic cancers and a 13-percent increase in digestive cancers including stomach, colorectal and pancreatic. Women who had higher birth weights also had increased rates of breast cancer under age 50, but had reduced rates of endometrial cancer at all ages. However there was no evidence of associations w...

Hope For Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

...itating, and can cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tracts. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease suffer bouts of watery diarrhea and abdominal pain and there is no known medical cure for either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, although medications can help symptoms. Recent research has sho...

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