Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA: French soft ripened cheese possibly contaminated

(HealthDay)—Consumers should not eat and retailers should not sell or serve l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Methotrexate well tolerated, effective for psoriasis in Chinese

(HealthDay)—Methotrexate is well tolerated and effective for psoriasis in a Chinese population and is more effective for those without psoriatic arthritis, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in JAMA Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FODMAP diet beats general dietary advice for IBS

(HealthDay)—While both improve gastrointestinal symptoms, the low Fermentable Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet shows greater benefit for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than general dietary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More than 1 in 3 with Behcet's has bacterial overgrowth

(HealthDay)—About one-third of patients with inactive intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and rifaximin is associated with symptom improvement, according to a study published ...

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 ...

Cancer

Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancers

A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.

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