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News tag: Crohn's disease


bacteria

Common ingredient in processed foods alter gut bacteria


26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many processed foods contain an ingredient that might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, new study suggests. Emulsifiers, a common ingredient in foods, improve the food texture and prolong its shelf-life. Experiments on mice, however, showed that emulsifiers contribute to modifications in bacteria population in…

bacteria

Yeast breaking bacteria helps fighting off Crohn’s disease


8 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The same gut bacteria that assists in digesting beer and bread is also helpful in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s disease, new study has found. To digest the yeast that give beer and bread their bubbles, our gut contains bacteria that have evolved for this task.…

tongue-identify

Tongue scan helps identify potential illnesses


8 Dec, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A digitized image of a patient’s tongue can help identify several illnesses, researchers from India have announced. This method finds immediate and useful applicability in remote areas where patients do not have access to a medical facility and are unable to ask a doctor, and works by correlating general descriptions of…