A new study reinforces the gut-brain connection in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), untangling the complex interplay between gut and brain health that could potentially lead to new therapies targeted at manipulating the gut microbiome to treat AD.
Consumption of whole-cricket powder appears to promote the growth of the probiotic gut bacterium Bifidobacterium animalis and reduce plasma concentrations of tumour necrosis factor-α, according to a recent trial.
Noninclusion of antibiotics in the management of uncomplicated acute diverticulitis is feasible and fairly safe, with long-term follow-up data from the DIABOLO study showing that such a strategy does not result in increased incidence of complicated or recurrent diverticulitis or sigmoid resections over 2 years.
The combined effects of obesity, sex and sex hormone concentrations influence the diversity and composition of gut microbiota, presenting with specific abnormalities in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), suggests a recent study.
Cabozantinib, a small molecule inhibitor of tyrosine kinases, significantly improved survival in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who had previously been treated, according to a planned interim analysis of the CELESTIAL* trial.
Patients infected with Helicobacter pylori strains derived from different geographical human ancestries than their own are likely to develop more severe symptoms which include gastric cancers, says an expert.