GastrointestinalInfo Center

Dental Experts Disagreed on Best Way to Brush
The everyday task of grabbing a toothbrush and some toothpaste and cleaning your teeth may not be as simple as it seems.
Digestive Disorders Task Force Issues New Treatment Guidelines
The right food and medicine can be key to managing irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Specialists in those diseases recently updated treatment standards for patients with these conditions.
Fecal Transplant for C. Diff Deemed Safe for Immunocompromised
It can be difficult to treat C. diff  infection in people who are immunocompromised, meaning they have a weakened immune system. Researchers now think an increasingly common treatment may be safe for these immunocompromised patients.
Skipping the Antibiotics After Surgery
It's true that any kind of surgery, including gallbladder removal, can increase the risk of infection. But that doesn't mean patients always need to take antibiotics afterward.
Norovirus a Common Cause of Illness Worldwide
The phrase "the stomach bug" is pretty common, but what is this illness with unpleasant symptoms? In many cases, it might be norovirus.
Topical Painkillers for Teething Pain May Cause Serious Harm, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that a certain oral pain reliever should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
Parents Worried Most if Child Was Allergic to Eggs, Milk
Many children are allergic to peanuts, but parents may worry most about other food allergies.
Getting the Right Rx Dose to Treat GERD
Treating gastric reflux with over-the-counter (OTC) medication might not bring relief, even though the medications might be similar to the prescription brands.
Herbal Remedies, Common OTC Medications Can Hurt the Liver
Many patients try herbal and non-prescription medications when they have an ailment and do not want to pay their doctor a visit. But those "natural" and over-the-counter medications might just make a visit to their doctor urgent.
People Older Than 100 May Have the Strongest Teeth
People who live to be 100 years old or more are likely in very good health. New research suggests that it all might start in the mouth.