Novartis stops distribution of Zantac

September 19, 2019
Zantac manufacturer Novartis has stopped the distribution of its heartburn medication across all available markets, including the United States and…

Early-onset colorectal cancer on the rise, Europe OKs expanded use of Stelara — top stories in gastroenterology

September 13, 2019
Study results recently showed an increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults in nine high-income countries. Also, the European…

In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Red wine promotes better gut health, novel therapy effective for acid suppression

September 6, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that found moderate consumption of red wine helped to promote better diversity in…

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

For IBD-associated arthritis, disease control is becoming a team sport

September 6, 2019
Rheumatologists are generally familiar with complicated case patients who require management across specialties. The same goes for…

In the Journals

Coffee may lower risk for gallstone disease

September 5, 2019
Drinking more coffee may reduce the risk for symptomatic gallstone disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Feature

Q&A: Text message system improves colonoscopy adherence

September 4, 2019
Despite all the dangers involved with colorectal cancer, many people do not keep up to date with recommended colonoscopy screening. About…

In the Journals

75% of indigestion patients reduce or stop PPIs after education, rescue therapy

September 4, 2019
A combination of education and short-term symptom management via rescue therapy helped most patients with dyspepsia in England either reduce proton…

Feature

Guest commentary: My wedding during DDW shows positive work-life balance is possible

September 3, 2019
Burnout and occupational stress are quite common among physicians and is considered, by many leading experts, to be a

In the Journals

Soft drinks tied to risk for death

September 3, 2019
Consuming more soft drinks — both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened — increases the risk for all-cause mortality, according to a…

In the Journals

Kids with IBD at increased risk for later psychiatric disorders, study finds

August 30, 2019
Kids diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, are at increased risk for psychiatric disorders later in life, especially those who were…

Feature

Q&A: Can a plant-based formula improve gastroparesis symptoms?

August 30, 2019
There is no definitive cure for patients suffering from gastroparesis. One of the most common treatment options for the rare disorder includes an…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Oral antibiotics linked to colon cancer risk, peppermint oil may manage irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

August 30, 2019
Recently, a study found that oral antibiotics were associated with a risk for colorectal cancer, and post-marketing data showed that over-the-counter…

Round Tables

Women with chronic inflammatory diseases remain poorly informed of reproductive issues

August 30, 2019
Women of childbearing age with rheumatic diseases worldwide fail to receive appropriate information about the family planning and pregnancy…

In the Journals

Gluten intake during childhood may increase risk for celiac disease

August 29, 2019
High gluten intake during the first 5 years of life may increase the risk for celiac disease, according to findings published in JAMA.

FDA News

FDA warns about rare instances of liver injury, failure with HCV therapies

August 28, 2019
The FDA has received reports that the use of Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi to treat chronic hepatitis C in patients with moderate to severe liver…

In the Journals

Lower FIT threshold increases sensitivity for colorectal cancers

August 28, 2019
Results of a meta-analysis revealed that using a fecal immunochemical test positivity threshold of 10 µg hemoglobin/g feces or less, rather than…

In the Journals

Red wine promotes better gut health

August 28, 2019
Moderate consumption of red wine helped to promote better diversity within the gut microbiome, which could contribute to the libation’s many…

Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for HCV

August 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for…

FeaturePerspective

Cleaning up an image: the crusade to rename fecal microbiota transplant

August 26, 2019
The intrigue surrounding the use of fecal microbiota transplantation to treat various gastrointestinal disorders and infections has intensified over…