Digestive System in the News

Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

07/05/2015 - Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

Plane Passengers' Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma's Effect on Brain

07/03/2015 - Interviews, brain scans of people who thought they might die in crash show impact lasts for years

Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult

07/03/2015 - Study found witnessing parental domestic violence produced most powerful association

Many New Teen Drivers 'Crash' in Simulated Driving Task

07/03/2015 - Study suggests despite getting licenses, adolescents lacked key skills to stay safe

Noise From Fireworks Threatens Young Ears

07/03/2015 - Expert advises families to sit at least 500 feet from launch area

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

07/03/2015 - Always make sure they're supervised

Health Tip: Should I Bandage a Wound?

07/03/2015 - Severity, size and location will help determine answer

Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Shows Some Promise in Study

07/02/2015 - Lung function benefit was slight, but even keeping lungs stable would be improvement, experts say

Behind Many High-Achieving Children...

07/02/2015 - Is a parent who nurtured their development, study suggests

Rapid Response Guidelines May Improve Children's Stroke Care

07/02/2015 - Researchers report treatment recommendations got kids evaluated faster in ER

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

07/02/2015 - But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

Many Americans Trying to Cut Their Salt Intake: CDC

07/02/2015 - Overall, half of adults surveyed recently said they were trying to avoid sodium

Mass Killings, School Shootings in U.S. May Be 'Contagious'

07/02/2015 - These events appear to inspire similar tragedies afterward, study suggests

Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic

07/02/2015 - Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk

Orkambi Approved for Cystic Fibrosis

07/02/2015 - When disease caused by mutated gene from each parent

Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

07/02/2015 - Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

Drug Offers Hope Against Disease Where Sunlight Causes Pain

07/02/2015 - Implanted pellet allows people with rare genetic condition to venture into daylight

Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

07/02/2015 - Study finds genes that determine eye color line up along ones tied to alcohol abuse

Summer Danger: BBQ Grill Brush Wires Causing Big Health Woes

07/02/2015 - If ingested, stray wire bristles can pierce throat, intestines, public health experts warn.

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

07/02/2015 - Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say


Did You Know?

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 percent of adults have symptoms of IBS.