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Constipation affects roughly 42 million Americans. Pregnant women, older adults and people taking certain medications are most at risk. Learn about steps you can take to get things moving again.
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University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers are expanding the American Gut Project into Asia. The goal of American Gut, the world’s largest crowdfunded citizen science project, i ...
While investigating a potential therapeutic target for the ERK1 and 2 pathway, a widely expressed signaling molecule known to drive cancer growth in one third of patients with colorectal cancer, Unive ...
Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new study led by researchers at University of California San Diego ...
On May 13, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new National Microbiome Initiative, a coordinated effort to better understand microbiomes and to develop tools to ...
A diabetes medication described in some studies as an effective treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) works no better than a placebo, report researchers at University of California Sa ...
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have shown that ozanimod (RPC1063), a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Results ...
While technological advances have made it easier to map our microbiomes and metabolomes, these studies typically take too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the University of Ca ...
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined that certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are more deadly than previously reported in medical literatur ...
In a paper published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted a prospective study of 100 patients (56 percent women) ...
Colorectal cancer is among the most deadly cancers in the United States. However, advances in early detection and treatment are enabling many sufferers to beat this foe. Samuel Eisenstein, MD, provide ...
One way to start fresh in the New Year is to juice: replacing at least one meal with a blended vegetable and fruit concoction. It can be an effective, healthy way to lose pounds and feel fitter with r ...
Research shows you and your dog are inhabited by similar microbes. Now you can both participate in scientific studies to help UC San Diego researchers learn more about how living with a dog affects hu ...
Constipation is a serious health problem that won't go away. Too little dietary fiber is the main culprit but here are 13 other causes.
In an effort to better understand inflammatory bowel disease and develop new, more effective treatments, UC San Diego Health System opened an IBD biobank to collect patient samples and further scienti ...
Ever have that feeling you're not alone? You're not. Trillions of microbes reside within your intestinal tract, for good and ill. UC San Diego scientists and physicians are discovering new ways to emp ...
After a mother of two was in horrific pain, lost her sense of taste and her hair started falling out, she was referred to UC San Diego Health System and diagnosed with a rare disease called Cronkhite- ...
Listen to your body: sometimes it's trying to tell you something is wrong. Here are 10 symptoms you shouldn't ignore.
To create a better patient experience for people with chronic disease, UC San Diego Health System has implemented shared medical appointments, a pilot program to increase access to physicians and aid ...
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