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Debunking constipation myths

...s, although there is no doubt that fiber increases stool bulk and frequency, the role of dietary fiber to treat chronic constipation is exaggerated. A low fiber diet has been proven not to be the cause of constipation and the success of fiber intake as treatment is modest. The study reviewed conducted by...

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

...tates or other countries. The researchers examined stool samples from 34 individuals who experienced travel...t of the individuals in the study had at least one stool sample positive for Norovirus. Although Norovirus previously has been implicated as a cause of trave...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...diarrhea (TD). TD, defined as three or more loose stool movements in a 24-hour period, frequently results ... in over 23 million cases annually. In the study stool samples were collected from 34 patients with traveler's diarrhea and tested for the presence of noro...

Phase III clinical program evaluates lubiprostone

...ecretion. This increased fluid secretion improves stool frequency and consistency that could result in reduced abdominal discomfort, pain and bloating. "This new phase of the clinical development for lubiprostone marks another significant milestone for Sucampo and Takeda because it follows so closely on ...

Case/UHC/EXACT sciences researchers show positive impact of gene marker on DNA stool test

...markers in the panel, relied on DNA extracted from stool samples of the participating patients. The analysis detected cancers in 43 of 94 patients (46 percent), and detected early stages of cancer in 26 out of 60 cases, or 43 percent of the time. Although the analysis with vimentin picked up less than hal...

Researchers use mass spectrometry to detect norovirus particles

.... In the Hopkins study, the researchers analyzed a stool sample treated with virus-like particles, which closely resemble norovirus but are noninfectious. Using mass spectrometry, the researchers were able to detect the norovirus capsid protein down to levels typically found in clinical specimens from sick...

Poultry consumption, handling are risk factors for antibiotic resistance in humans

... E. faecium in humans? They isolated E. faecium in stool samples from 105 newly-hospitalized patients and 65 healthy vegetarians, as well as in 77 samples of conventional retail poultry and 23 antibiotic-free poultry meat samples. After exposure to virginiamycin, E. faecium from conventional poultry and fr...

New highways carry pathogens and social change in Ecuador

...me daily, asking if anyone was sick and collecting stool samples to identify the organism causing the illness. In addition to tracking the movement and identity of diarrheal diseases, they interviewed all the villagers about their social contacts and built a social network map as a way to measure social...

Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us

...e the mixture of bacterial DNA in an average of 26 stool samples per infant over the course of the first year of life, beginning with the first stool after birth. For a handful of these samples, they compared the results that they had obtained usi...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... a group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation ... potential molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection ... new mutations contributing to disease, according to a ... is being released to coincide with the American ... sequencing analyzes the exons or coding regions of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... for the first time how bacteria can grow directly ... the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior ... discovered the bacterial growth in chronic lung infections among ... by the immune cells. The researchers discovered the immune ... bacteria, forcing the bacteria to switch to a much ...
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