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Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

...me, which occurs most commonly in children after a gastrointestinal infection, begins with vomiting and bloody diarrhea and can ultimately result in kidney failure. Based on this new study, physicians should avoid giving antibiotics to children with E. coli infections, principal author of the study Dr. Philip I. stat...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...t was found that Reo virus, a common inhabitant of gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract, not known to cause any harmholds promise as a treatment for this deadly form of brain cancer. Dr.Peter A Forsyth, of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and colleagues report that in a set of experim...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...e use of living organisms to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs. Dr. Joel Weinstock and colleagues conducted a study wherein 20 to 30 patients were given a mixture of 1,500 eggs of the helminth or parasitic worm. Most of the patients did so well on the therapy they were able to throw away...

Meditation relieves stress

... asthma, panic disorder, depression, chronic pain, gastrointestinal problems, and high blood pressure, reported dramatic improvements.// They were better able to cope with stress, felt relaxed and increased mental clarity. The programme included mindfulness meditation, emotional expression and social support. The b...

A rare complication of bowel disease

...disease (IBD) - involves inflammation of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have now revealed a hitherto unexpected complication of IBD.// Two patients with ulcerative colitis developed serious upper airway inflammation. One involved the larynx - or voice box - the other the trachea, w...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...hat certain antidepressants increase the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed in older patients. The selective serotonin r...bleeding from the stomach or any other part of the gastrointestinal system.There were 974 bleeds in the study and they were more common with SSRI's than with other anti...

Snake venom a treatment for digestive disease

... could be the key to developing new treatments for gastrointestinal disorders. Zhou believes that the result may yeil...ases and could even help reduce vomiting and other gastrointestinal side effects of cancer chemotherapy....

Gastrointestinal ills more common in diabetics

People with diabetes often have gastrointestinal symptoms such as incontinence and nausea, accordin...y in Australia and colleagues examined the rate of gastrointestinal maladies in a survey. After the researchers took into account age and sex, they found that diabetics...

Fructose cause digestive problems

...is needed to confirm the link between fructose and gastrointestinal problem - but, in the meantime, a low fructose diet may provide relief for patients with IBS-type symptoms....

First Artificial Heart patient has Major setback

...entilator to help him breathe. Tools also suffered gastrointestinal bleeding again last week. Similar bleeding during the first two months after the heart implant kept doctors from giving Tools blood-thinning anticoagulants that reduce the risk of clots, which can cause strokes. Doctors finally were able to give To...

A new treatment for liver cancer

...ent has been found to work best with colorectal or gastrointestinal tumours, and less well with larger liver tumours or those involving the bile duct. An exciting development is that the researchers have found they can dramatically decrease side effects by better targetting of the beads and by splitting the dose, s...

More People Seeking Treatment for Depression

... effects, such as sexual dysfunction, insomnia and gastrointestinal difficulties including nausea and vomiting....

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...f adult leukemia, Gleevec can now be used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, which affect as many as 5,000 people in the US each year. Studies have shown it to be as effective in treating chronic cases of GIST as it has been in treating chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Researchers reported 59 per...

Nausea Linked To Anxiety And Depression

...gated before aggressive treatments are begun// for gastrointestinal disorders. This may lead to avoidance of long-term...le indicated they had suffered from one or several gastrointestinal complaints, including nausea, heartburn, diarrhoea and constipation, during a one-year period. Nearl...

Gastrointestinal Complaint to be dealt Psychologically

... the psychological side when patients present with gastrointestinal complaints. Nausea is a tricky symptom to investig...way and find nearly half had suffered at least one gastrointestinal problem, including nausea, constipation and heartburn, in the previous year. And 35 per cent of thos...

Rumbling stomach

...ontractions are also exaggerated and noisy in some gastrointestinal diseases. If the noises are troublesome and no disease is present, doctors suggest eating several small, easily digested meals with sufficient fibre from cereal, fruits and vegetables....

Drug dilemma confronts users of painkillers

...FDA said that Merck can claim that Vioxx has fewer gastrointestinal complications// than one older non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, naproxen. But the FDA also decided that the Vioxx label must mention that it might be linked to an increased risk of heart attack or high blood pressure. Manufacturer Merck & Compa...

Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV

...ffects, including diarrhoea, hair loss, nausea and gastrointestinal tract ulcers, were less common in patients taking the pill, particularly during the first few months of treatment. Patients in the capecitabine group were also less likely to be hospitalized due to side effects....

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

...h antibiotics is an important form of treatment in gastrointestinal problems. Now researchers at Hopkins Medical School found that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, can kill the bacterium - at least in a test tube. Initially their studies were focused on the cancer-fighting propertie...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...ls have shown up in mature kidney, liver, skin and gastrointestinal tissue. A long-standing problem with adult stem cells is that they are relatively rare and secluded in the body, which has severely hampered attempts to investigate their use in treating disease. Dr. Shahin Rafii of Cornell University Medical Colle...

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