Probiotics a secret weapon against multidrug-resistant bacteria?

A new study investigating probiotics has concluded that regular use may reduce the need for antibiotics. Could this prove to be a secret weapon against the rise of antibiotic resistance?

Hepatitis C permanently damages NK cell diversity

New evidence published by a team from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm suggests that hepatitis C infection affects the diversity

Mind over sphincter: brain-training GORD away

In days of yore, before the scientific revolution normalised abstract thinking, people would often locate the emotions they felt in

Probiotics impact on infantile FGIDs

Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are defined as a variable combination of chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms not explained by structural

GORD: It’s all about control

There are a couple of major factors in GORD, one being a damaged lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS) and another is

Gastroenteritis 101

Gastroenteritis (also known as gastric flu, stomach flu, gastro, and stomach virus, although unrelated to influenza) is marked by inflammation

Nutrition for optimal digestive health

Understanding how to maintain your digestive health is not only empowering to know for your day to day comfort, but

Nuts about probiotics

The prevalence of food allergy has risen significantly over the last 20 years, and unlike allergies to milk, egg, soy,

Inflammatory bowel disease should not be a career ender

Davidson states that many patients are first diagnosed with IBD when they are starting out in their chosen careers. Douglas

PPIs: fact vs fiction

Prof Yu Xiao Yang of the University of Pennsylvania (US), believes that many of these concerns were based on inconsistencies

NaP vs PEG for colonoscopy

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets, NaP solution are the most widely used agents for colon cleansing. Polyethylene

Infant reflux: Symptoms and diagnosis

The typical adult symptoms (heartburn, vomiting, regurgitation) cannot be readily assessed in infants and children. Paediatric patients with GORD typically