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Researchers find antidepressants significantly raise risk of GI, intracranial bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressant medications classified as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are 40 percent more likely to develop severe gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when they also use common over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Nearly 13 percent of Americans 12 years and older take an antidepressant, and SSRIs are among the most ...

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Cardiff University researchers shed light on development of gastric cancer

Cardiff University researchers have uncovered new information about the underlying mechanisms for gastric cancer, providing hope of potential new therapies in the future. The team, at the University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, found they could stop gastric cells dividing and growing by deleting a particular cell-surface receptor implicated in the function of stem cells. “The prognosis of gastric ...

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Discovered interaction between bacteria and immune cells protects the intestinal barrier

An international study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) has found that Lactobacillusbacteria present in the intestinal microbiota interact with immune system cells to strengthen the intestinal barrier. Conducted on mice and published in Immunity, the study opens a new avenue for the treatment of diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s ...

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Vegan diets are best for gut hormones and satiety, according to new study

A study published in the journal Nutrients finds that a vegan diet helps to promote beneficial gut hormones that are responsible for regulating blood sugar, satiety, and weight. Researchers compared a vegan meal with a meal containing meat and cheese on hormone levels in a group of 60 men: 20 with obesity, 20 with type 2 diabetes, and 20 who were healthy. ...

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Tongue microbiome could help identify patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer


Differences in the abundance of certain bacteria living on the tongue can distinguish patients with early pancreatic cancers from healthy individuals, according to results from a new study published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology. Although disruptions to the microbiome – the population of microorganisms that live in and on our bodies – have already been identified in pancreatic cancer patients ...

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