Digestive Tract News

Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransApr 22, 2016
A new study found that treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis C reduce the risk of the most common for of liver cancer.
How do you know if you have irritable bowel syndrome?Apr 12, 2016
An expert at Baylor College of Medicine explains the importance of identifying Irritable bowel syndrome's uncomfortable symptoms.
Psyllium fiber found to reduce abdominal pain in children with IBSApr 11, 2016
A new study found that children with abdominal pain related to irritable bowel syndrome who take psyllium fiber had a decrease in pain episodes.
Opt for healthier options at rodeo to reduce potential for acid refluxMar 14, 2016
Watch out for too much of a good thing. Baylor College of Medicine expert says eating too much of certain rodeo or fair foods could lead to acid reflux or make it worse.
Twenty minutes can save your lifeMar 1, 2016
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But a simple screening procedure called a colonoscopy can save your life.
New ways to find misdiagnosis of abdominal pain in emergency departments Nov 4, 2015
Baylor researchers create an electronic trigger to help identify diagnostic errors associated with abdominal pain.
Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosisAug 24, 2015
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.
Prevent colon cancer in less than an hourMar 19, 2013
Regular screenings for colon cancer can catch the deadly disease before it even begins.
Screening best way to prevent colon cancerMar 6, 2012
Early screening can prevent advanced, deadly forms of colon cancer.
Vaccine study demonstrates protection against norovirus illnessDec 8, 2011
Study finds experimental norovirus vaccine provide significant protection against viral infection, associated gastrointestinal illness.