Autism spectrum disorders

GI problems in autism may originate in genes, study suggests

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found evidence in mice that, for some types of autism, gastrointestinal difficulties may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

An organic cause for a functional gastrointestinal disorder

How many times patients with gastrointestinal disorders have been told "There is nothing wrong, nothing organic, it's all you head". But the pain is real. Now their complaints find a new light in a study published in the ...

Medical research

Re-booting the human gut

For decades, American travelers to international destinations have been plagued by acute gastrointestinal illnesses that can arise from travel to other countries. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns that depending ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hope for short bowel syndrome

Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have successfully made a small intestine that has the structural and molecular components of a healthy intestine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why gastrointestinal disorders afflict women more often

Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal (GI) disorders than men are. Although this could be because men and women handle the condition differently— "toughing it out" versus getting ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Autistic children more likely to have GI issues in early life

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health report that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were two-and-a-half times more likely to have persistent gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms as infants ...


Limited evidence supporting herbal meds in GI disorders

(HealthDay)—Limited evidence supports use of herbal remedies in gastrointestinal disorders, and the lack of quality control must be considered, according to research published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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