Immunology

Food allergy development linked to skin exposure

Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. Recent studies suggest that contact ...

Oncology & Cancer

Poor diet may spur inflammation-related health problems

(HealthDay)—People with diets that promote inflammation—such as those high in sugar and saturated fats—are at increased risk for early death from all causes, including gastrointestinal tract cancers, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity's existence questioned

(HealthDay)—There is no evidence that gluten is a trigger in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) placed on a low fermentable, oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAP) diet, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opening up new pathways for treating inflammatory bowel diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition affecting 1 in 250 people in Europe. Current treatment is ineffective for many. However, a team of European scientists has increased understanding of the causes of IBD, ...

Medications

Simponi approved for ulcerative colitis

(HealthDay)—Simponi (golimumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.

Medical research

Emu oil may help in common bowel diseases

New research is showing that emu oil has therapeutic potential for the treatment of a variety of common bowel diseases in addition to the intestinal damage caused by cancer chemotherapy.

Overweight & Obesity

Fructose and sugar substitutes alter gut microbiota

(HealthDay)—High consumption of fructose, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols affect host-gastrointestinal microbe interactions and may contribute to the development of metabolic disorders and obesity, according to ...

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