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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Risk for COVID-19 increased for adults taking PPIs

(HealthDay)—Adults taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have an increased risk for having a positive COVID-19 test, with evidence of a dose-response relationship, according to a study published online July 7 in preprint ...

Oncology & Cancer

Viral exposure signature predicts hepatocellular carcinoma

(HealthDay)—A viral exposure signature can predict hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk before clinical diagnosis among at-risk patients, according to a study published online June 10 in Cell.

Gastroenterology

Gut microbiota provide clues for treating diabetes

The individual mix of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract provides vital clues as to how any future incidence of type 2 diabetes can be predicted, prevented and treated. This is demonstrated in a population ...

Inflammatory disorders

Better treatment for people with inflammatory bowel disease

Finding the right treatment for people living with chronic intestinal inflammation, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), might soon be getting easier. World IBD Day happens on 19 May each year, with the goal to ...

Gastroenterology

Fighting E. coli with E. coli

According to findings published this week in mBio, Nissle, a strain of Escherichia coli, is harmless to intestinal tissue and may protect the gut from enterohemorrhagic E. coli, a pathogen that produces Shiga toxin.

Diabetes

Gut bacteria improve type 2 diabetes risk prediction

The microbial composition of the intestines is complex and varies widely from one individual to another. Many factors such as environmental factors, lifestyle, genetics or illnesses affect the intestinal ecosystem of helpful ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood tests can predict the risk of liver cirrhosis

Repeated measurements of the biomarker FIB-4 in the blood every few years can predict the risk of developing severe liver disease, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the Journal of Hepatology. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, affecting an estimated one-quarter of the global population. It is a progressive condition that, in worst cases, can lead to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage

After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the liver, according to a new multi-center ...

Health

Raw milk may do more harm than good

Raw or unpasteurized cows' milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. ...

Health

Q&A: Usage of 'upcycled food' grows in popularity

You might have been eating or creating "upcycled food," but it wasn't until very recently that the term was actually, officially defined. Last month, a special task force convened by Upcycled Food Association, an organization ...