Gastroenterology

An ingestible device for treating stomach ailments

An international team of researchers has created an ingestible device that affixes itself to the stomach wall and treats ailments by delivering electrical pulses. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, ...

Pediatrics

Magnet ingestion by young children serious and growing problem

Physicians and parents must be aware of the growing danger of magnet ingestion by children because magnets can adhere to each other and cause life-threatening problems such as bowel perforations, a new case study illustrates ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mutant parasite could stop malaria in its tracks

(Medical Xpress)—University of Nottingham Malaria experts have found a way of disabling one of the many phosphatase proteins which breathe life into the malaria parasite. The result is a mutant which is unable to complete ...