Gastrointestinal Health News and Research

Latest Gastrointestinal Health News and Research

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Washing hands with soap and water best protection against disease-causing viruses

Washing hands with soap and water best protection against disease-causing viruses

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

Important advance in our understanding of colorectal cancer

Important advance in our understanding of colorectal cancer

Self-reporting of symptoms by patients with ulcerative colitis better than assessing patients with endoscopy

Self-reporting of symptoms by patients with ulcerative colitis better than assessing patients with endoscopy

People drink less alcohol as they age

People drink less alcohol as they age

Patients with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots in the legs or lungs

Patients with cancer have a 7-fold increased risk for blood clots in the legs or lungs

Study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth, oral rehydration therapy

Study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth, oral rehydration therapy

Suffering from fatigue, abdominal discomfort or bloody diarrhea? Your doctor might not recommend an uncomfortable endoscopy

Suffering from fatigue, abdominal discomfort or bloody diarrhea? Your doctor might not recommend an uncomfortable endoscopy

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

Calcium and vitamin D treatment alone can improve bone mineral density in Crohn's patients

VCU Gastroenterology research papers ranked 4th in most cited papers

VCU Gastroenterology research papers ranked 4th in most cited papers

Biochip for detection of inflammatory bowel disease

Biochip for detection of inflammatory bowel disease

Monoclonal antibody therapeutics to fill vacuum left by ineffective conventional therapies

Monoclonal antibody therapeutics to fill vacuum left by ineffective conventional therapies

By age six, children of overweight mothers are fifteen times more likely to be obese

By age six, children of overweight mothers are fifteen times more likely to be obese

Small is beautiful in the medical world

Small is beautiful in the medical world

Genomics tools provide clues to what causes 400 million cases of gastrointestinal disease each year

Genomics tools provide clues to what causes 400 million cases of gastrointestinal disease each year

Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Chronic users NSAIDs have greater risk of bleeding and visible damage to their small intestine

Chronic constipation is uncomfortable, but not dangerous

Chronic constipation is uncomfortable, but not dangerous

New findings clarify the role of NOD2, a key molecular player in Crohn's Disease

New findings clarify the role of NOD2, a key molecular player in Crohn's Disease

Parasitic worms, or helminths, may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease

Parasitic worms, or helminths, may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease