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May 09, 2017, 11:10 ET Study Identifies Genetic Markers that Predict Which Patients with Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis Will Improve with Treatment

Genotyping of patients with advanced cirrhosis from hepatitis C virus could help health-care professionals predict the likelihood of improvement...


May 09, 2017, 10:59 ET Non-Surgical Weight-Loss Treatment Found Safe, Effective for Those with Limited Options

A new study finds that individuals struggling with obesity who are not candidates for weight-loss surgery can benefit substantially from non-surgical ...


May 24, 2016, 05:05 ET Racial Disparities Found in Liver Cancer Survival Rates

Black patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common liver cancer, had a 33 percent increased risk of death compared to...


May 24, 2016, 05:00 ET Transplanting Healthy Stool Might Be an Answer to Ulcerative Colitis

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) — a treatment currently used to address recurring Clostridium difficile infection — is an effective approach...


May 19, 2015, 11:56 ET Menopausal Hormone Therapy Increases Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Current users of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are more than twice as likely than non-users to develop lower gastrointestinal bleeding and...


May 18, 2015, 05:58 ET New Studies Document Advances in Treating Gastrointestinal Diseases

The latest research on digestive disorders and treatments has the potential to transform patients' lives. In three studies released at Digestive...


May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET Coffee Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk Of Autoimmune Liver Disease

Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) explores new discoveries in liver disease research, with findings about the impact of...


May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET Vitamin D Supplements May Help Relieve Symptoms Related To Crohn's

Research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) explores new methods for managing digestive health through diet and lifestyle. Individuals...


May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET New Research Identifies Cost-Savings For Patients Suffering From GERD

A study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing...


May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET New Colonoscope Provides Ground-Breaking View Of Colon

A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease ...


May 02, 2010, 12:00 ET New Studies Examine Adverse Outcomes Associated With Obesity and More Applicable Measures of Obesity

Pay-for-performance reimbursement models may create unintended financial incentives for doctors to discriminate against obese patients according to...