Getting rid of unwanted visitors
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Helicobacter pylori is found in the stomach of humans, where it may cause chronic gastritis and gastric ulcers. An international consortium coordinated by Yoshan Moodley at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna has discovered that the Baka pygmies of Cameroon, a community of hunter-gatherers, have a surprisingly low rate of Helicobacter infection. The findings are reported in the online journal PLOS Genetics and cause us to question how the bacteria are maintained in human populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Quizzes
With the following "Screening Quizzes" you can check symptoms to see if you may have a heartburn-related condition. With the "Test Your Knowledge" quizzes, you can test your knowledge of various disorders or see how much you know about preventing your heartburn. Screening Quizzes GERD Screening Quiz Hiatal Hernia Screening Quiz Peptic Ulcer Screening Quiz Gastritis Screening Quiz Gastroparesis Screening Quiz Test Your Knowledge Do you know how to prevent heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Hiatal Hernias? How Much Do You Know About Peptic Ulcers? Qui...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duodenal Anastomosis Preferred for Biliary Reconstruction Duodenal Anastomosis Preferred for Biliary Reconstruction
Duodenal anastomosis appears to be preferred over jejunal anastomosis for biliary reconstruction, as it is safe and simple, with low rates of leak, stricture, cholangitis, and bile gastritis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

How Common Are Gastric Ulcers?
Discussion The exact cause of gastric and upper intestinal inflammation and ulceration are not entirely understood. Imbalances between irritative factors and mucosal defenses underlie it. Gastric acid production is at adult levels by 3-4 years. Actual ulceration is associated with a lower acid secretion for gastric ulcerations but are increased in duodenal ulcerations in both adults and children. In adults changes to the mucus layer of the stomach and duodenum and bicarbonate secretion play a part in upper GI inflammation and ulcerations. Genetic studies have been linked to differences in both acid production, and mucosal ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Serum miRNAs in Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric CancerSerum miRNAs in Atrophic Gastritis and Gastric Cancer
Could microRNAs serve as tumor biomarkers for early diagnosis of gastric cancer and atrophic gastritis? BMC Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Genetic Variations Associated With Susceptibility To Bacteria Linked To Stomach Disorders
Two genome-wide association studies and a subsequent meta-analysis have found that certain genetic variations are associated with susceptibility to Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that is a major cause of gastritis and stomach ulcers and is linked to stomach cancer, findings that may help explain some of the observed variation in individual risk for H pylori infection, according to a study in the May 8 issue of JAMA... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

H. pylori-Negative GastritisH. pylori-Negative Gastritis
Not all types of gastritis are caused by H. pylori infections, as this new study explains. The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Bad' Gut Bacteria May Help Control Diabetes
A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to immunologists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech. Usually the villain in studies of gastric cancer and peptic ulcers, Helicobacter pylori infect about half of the world's population although most infected individuals don't get sick. The bacterium's dwindling numbers coincide with the epidemic of obesity and diabetes in developed countries. "H... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Villain stomach bug may have a sweet side
(Virginia Tech) A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, according to immunologists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news