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Most people experience occasional heartburn. But when heartburn is severe or occurs frequently over an extended period of time, it is called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. Over time, untreat ...


Researchers found evidence that suggests Crohn's disease is caused by a weak immune response. The study, published in The Lancet, also suggest that Sildenafil ( Viagra ) might help in the treatment o ...


A study found that the risk of infertility in women triples after the most major surgery for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis. The authors base their finding on a detailed analysi ...


A small study suggests that chewing gum after colon surgery may speed the return of normal bowel function and shorten patients' hospital stays. . Any type of abdominal surgery can cause ileus, a ma ...


The results from a study showing patients with moderate to severely active Crohn's disease treated with Adalimumab ( Humira ) were more likely to maintain clinical remission through one year than pati ...


Two studies, published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, have showen that prescription painkillers are effective in easing the pain of patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease ( ...


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a protein that binds to bile in the small intestine may hold the key to preventing infection and intestinal breakdown in people with ...


A study published in the journal Gastroenterology found a difference in how people responded to COX-2 inhibitors and that up to 30 percent of this variability can be attributed to an individual's gene ...


The number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased by 450 percent between 1998 and 2002, a growth the researchers say could be linked with use of the minimally invasive laparoscopic tec ...


A study revealed that patterns in diet may effect the development of colorectal adenomas, or precancerous polyps of the colon. In this study, over 1500 patients underwent baseline colonoscopy to r ...


Patients with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis treated with Infliximab ( Remicade ) at weeks 0, 2, and 6 and every eight weeks thereafter were more likely to have a clinical response at we ...


A study of gender and risk factors for colorectal cancer reveals that while both tobacco and alcohol increase risk for colorectal cancer, women who smoke are at higher risk. Anna L. Zisman, of Evanst ...


The results of a Phase III clinical trial have demonstrated that a new class of drugs, called NK-1 receptor antagonists, is more effective at reducing vomiting after surgery than the most commonly use ...


A study, published in the BMJ, found no evidence to claims that the new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs ( COX-2 inhibitors ) are less harmful to the stomach lining than many traditional anti-inf ...


Over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately and there is an alarming number of people who are ignorant to the potential side effects. Despite the widespread use of ...