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Electroacupuncture at PC6 may decrease frequency of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation
The First Hospital of Peking University, China-Research, has shown that electroacupuncture at PC6 may decrease the frequency of transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation (TLESR), which is the main mechanism underlying gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). View News Article (2007-10-11)


Study indicates cancer preventive effect for statins
The commonly used prescription statin drugs may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and lead to a reduction in the need for gallbladder removals, according to two studies published in Gastroenterologyiption statin drugs may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and lead to a reduction in the need for gallbladder removals, according to two studies... View News Article (2009-05-06)


Gastroenterology special issue focuses on new directions of viral hepatitis care and research
The editors of Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, are pleased to announce the publication of this year's highly anticipated special 13th issue. Published each May, the 13th issue is devoted to a particular gastroenterological topic of broad interest; this year's topic is viral hepatitis.  View News Article (2012-05-16)


Potential new treatment may protect celiac patients from gluten-induced injury
The gluten-specific enzyme ALV003 reduces a patient's exposure to gluten and its potential harm, according to a new phase 2 study appearing in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2014-06-13)


Misuse of anesthesia could cause hepatitis virus transmission
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be transmitted during intravenous (IV) administration of anesthesia, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. View News Article (2010-07-23)


Even low-dose aspirin may increase risk of GI bleeding
The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding needs to be considered when determining the potential preventive benefits associated with low-dose aspirin for cardiovascular disease and cancer. View News Article (2011-09-13)


Researchers discover novel therapy for Crohn's disease
The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) research team at Virginia Tech has discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn's disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). View News Article (2012-03-20)


Expert highlights research innovation and is optimistic about the future of IBS treatment
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may at last be able to hope for a brighter future as innovative new treatments emerge and researchers clarify the role of current therapies. View News Article (2014-10-21)


IBS is managed effectively with the right drugs, for the right symptoms
Up to 15 percent of the general adult population is affected by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and most patients struggle to find effective drug therapy. View News Article (2014-11-06)


Screening at-risk adolescents for celiac disease proves cost-effective
The current standard practice of screening adolescents who are either symptomatic or at high-risk for celiac disease proves to be more cost-effective than universal screening.  View News Article (2013-06-11)

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