Probiotics and gut health

Living microorganisms, probiotics have demonstrated beneficial effects to patients when provided in adequate quantities.

The pancreas: PEI & PERT

THE NORMAL PANCREAS The human pancreas gland is pinkish tan in colour, 14-18cm long in adults, and weighs approximately 100g


WHAT IS IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME? IBS is a common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions and increased

Treating heartburn and hyperacidity with OTC PPIs

OTC medication options Advantages and disadvantages of OTC treatment options OTC PPIs Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the amount of

Giving haemorrhoids the heave-ho

Haemorrhoids are collections of submucosal, fibrovascular, arteriovenous sinusoids that are part of the normal anorectum. The purpose of these ‘vascular

GORD: relief & remission

WHAT IS GORD? “Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) occurs when the stomach content moves past your lower oesophageal sphincter (a set

Health benefits of probiotics

The number of studies currently being conducted on probiotics and the health benefits of their consumption is staggering. With experts

Probiotics: secret weapon against multidrug resistant bacteria?

Probiotics gets added to a wide range of products, including yogurt, chocolate, and potato chips. These live strains of yeast

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