Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Inflamed monkey guts produce Parkinson's-related proteins

The intestinal linings of monkeys with inflamed bowels show chemical alterations similar to abnormal protein deposits in the brains of Parkinson's patients, lending support to the idea that inflammation may play a key role ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Bug bomb' foggers still making people sick

(HealthDay)—Improperly used "bug bombs" are making Americans sick—and improved labeling isn't helping, government health officials say.

Autism spectrum disorders

Study: Diet not connected to GI problems in children with autism

Many children with autism spectrum disorder experience significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Professionals in the medical community have suggested a potential link between diet and ...

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 ...

Medical research

Study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs

It's been about a decade since the promise of COX-2 inhibitors—drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers—was tempered by the realization that they ...

Medical research

Research finds diversifying your diet may make your gut healthier

A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases, according to a lecture by Mark Heiman, vice president ...

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