Dr Megan Rossi's tips for better gut health
Boosting the health of your gut is one of the most effective ways to enhance your overall health and wellbeing. Dr Megan Rossi shares her top 10 tips for better gut health.
Cirrhosis deaths: more action is needed now
Deaths from liver disease are soaring and people in deprived areas are at far higher risk. Now doctors are calling for more action to cut the death toll.
Have you got undiagnosed coeliac disease?
Half a million people in the UK have coeliac disease but don't know it. Here is how to check if you may be one of them – and why you should ask your GP for a test.
How diet can help you beat IBS
Research shows that diet can have a positive impact on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – but it takes careful professional guidance to get it right.
New dialysis technology could cut cirrhosis deaths
A new dialysis technology, being trialled in Europe and the UK now, could cut the death toll from cirrhosis. If successful it could be available by 2020.
Guiding treatment decisions in bowel cancer
More people are living beyond bowel cancer. A new predictive tool is helping patients assess the benefits of treatments against the likely effects on their lives.
New bowel cancer screening tests save more lives
Bowel cancer claims around 15,900 lives in the UK annually. Screening programmes save lives – and new, more effective, screening tests make it easier to take part.
New technology has improved procedures that could explain your symptoms
By the age of 40, one in ten of us will have a chronic gastrointestinal illness; but is it only endoscopies that will reveal a diagnosis?
“Listen to your body, guys”
Actor Ben Richards was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was only 40. He encourages younger people in particular not to ignore symptoms.
Bowel cancer detection: No time for British reserve
New and significantly improved techniques mean that we should shed all fear of using the national bowel screening programme or reporting symptoms promptly to our doctors.
What’s new in IBS treatment?
It’s an elusive, frustrating condition, but fresh approaches to diagnosis and management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) spell good news for sufferers.
Sam Faiers: keeping Crohn's under control
Question: How life-changing is Crohn's Disease? Answer: The symptoms can be severe, says TOWIE star Sam Faiers, but understanding the condition and watching your diet can help you deal with it.
James Haskell: the importance of good nutrition for a healthy lifestyle
Being an England and Wasps rugby player, James Haskell is no stranger to healthy eating and nutrition. He is interested in the work of Bowel Cancer UK, and the work they do to promote health from the inside out.
The new medical knowledge that can boost your digestive health
Medical advances mean that digestive health is better understood and easier to achieve, says Dr Ian Forgacs, President of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
Diets and gut illness: the good, the bad and the ugly
We present a summary of what information – whether beneficial, unhelpful or not proven – is available on gut illness to help us make diet choices.
Nine things you should know about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Dr Barney Hawthorne, Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology’s IBD Section discusses IBD. Further information about IBD for patients can be provided through Crohn’s Colitis UK at crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
Suspect you may have coeliac disease? Here's how to check
Around half a million people in the UK have undiagnosed coeliac disease. Coeliac UK is taking action to help identify them.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Dr Nick Read, Chair and Medical Advisor of The IBS Network gives his expert insight on IBS.
Recipes for a sensitive gut: Beef and coconut curry
Many people avoid curry due to unwanted side effects, however, this recipe is FODMAP friendly and avoids the ingredients which some people can be sensitive to. Serve with the naturally good-for-your gut rice.
Life after Lynda: Bowel Cancer UK patient story
Losing anyone to bowel cancer is a tragedy but when your life is in the media spotlight, it’s a tragedy shared with millions.
The under-diagnosed gut disease that could be undermining your health
Question: What is coeliac disease and how do you know you are not one of the half a million hidden sufferers? Answer: Find out the facts and get a test sooner rather than later.
Hope for sufferers of coeliac disease
A gluten-free diet can be transformative for people with coeliac disease, according to Manchester GP, Dr John O’Malley.
Gastrointestinal cancer: why early diagnosis must be a priority for GPs
With cancer survival rates in the UK persistently trailing comparable European countries, it’s time to admit to a national problem – and do something about it.
Asthma and allergies in kids: what’s the real cause?
Four top health experts give their advice to parents and provide insight on the rise of asthma and allergies in recent years.
Recipes for a sensitive gut: Quinoa with salmon and pesto dressing
This is a nourishing and colourful dish that is wonderful as a meal as it is nutritionally balanced with a good mixture of complex carbohydrate, omega-3 rich protein and vitamins and minerals from the low FODMAP fruit and vegetables.
IBS and IBD: causes, symptoms and treatments
IBS and IBD, both painful gut problems, are often confused. Here a consultant gastroenterologist explains the difference, and what to do if you think you have symptoms.
Gut Upset? It could be IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) an unexplained gut illness that comprises symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation, for which there is no clear cause.
Act now to cut the risk of bowel cancer
Question: What is the risk of bowel cancer in the UK and how can you reduce your chances of getting it? Answer: Take up screening offers, learn the symptoms and if you are suspicious act immediately.
Transforming lives of people with bowel conditions
Bowel & Cancer Research makes a difference by funding research which transforms the lives of people with bowel disease. Here, Professor Charles Knowles outlines why its work is so important.
Make this the year you focus on your digestive health
Lifestyle choices, awareness of symptoms and early action will help maintain your digestive health, says Consultant Gastroenterologist Ian Forgacs, President of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
Why being aware and proactive is key for digestive health
We’re not always as aware of our digestive health as we could be – many problems could be averted, and benefits reaped, with greater knowledge and awareness of our digestive health.
Coeliac disease gives an opportunity to explore new foods
Question: What is most important to know about coeliac disease and its symptoms? Answer: Coeliac disease is a serious illness for which a gluten-free diet is key, but it frequently goes undiagnosed
Challenges in digestive health
From genetics to greater understanding of bacteria, new advancements in technology are enabling significant progress in gut research - but key areas remain where more still needs to be known in order to truly optimise our health.
Microbiome fingerprints are revealing every secret detail of our lives
Though you may not be aware of it, we’re are all chronically infected. Every bit of us, inside and out, is home to a myriad of microbes. Every nook, cranny and crease is a specific ecolological niche, colonised by species that have adapted to that particular environment.
Obese patients deserve more straight talking from doctors to reduce cancer risk
Another Christmas of overindulgence and another health warning - it’s hard to know which ones to listen to.
Recipes for a sensitive gut: Blueberry, banana and cardamom pancakes
These pancakes do not contain a grain of flour, yet they hold together really well. They are incredibly easy and quick to make if you have a stick blender or a liquidiser.
Microbiota important for healthy living
Every human body carries billions of bacteria. Every body part has its own composition of bacteria, which are called microbiota. These microbiota play an important role in human health.
What is Barrett’s oesophagus?
Barrett’s oesophagus is a condition where part of the lining of the oesophagus (the name for the tube which connects the mouth to the stomach) changes in response to frequent and long term acid reflux (heartburn).
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