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Chronic IBS pain identified as 'gut itch'

17 October, 2019

Flinders University researchers at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute have discovered that receptors that cause irritated, itchy skin also exist in the human gut.

Great Comebacks Awards celebrate inspiring ostomates

30 September, 2019

William Cusack and Julia Kittscha have both been recognised at the 2019 ConvaTec Great Comebacks Awards for their unwavering spirit, resilience and determination to living, and supporting those with a stoma.

Antibiotics linked to heightened bowel cancer risk

23 August, 2019

Antibiotic use is linked to a heightened risk of bowel cancer, research published in the journal Gut has found. But the risk was lowered for rectal cancer.

Trust in staff fosters better bowel check

31 July, 2019

Information, guidance and trust in hospital staff and systems make for a better patient colonoscopy experience, a Bowel Cancer Australia survey shows.

1 in 2 Crohn's patients psychologically distressed

06 May, 2019

New research has found that only 16% of Crohn's patients are asked about their mental health by their doctor. This needs to change.

Breath test diagnoses gut diseases

26 March, 2019

A simple test developed by South Australian researchers could eliminate painful endoscopies.

Common virus could trigger coeliac in kids

14 February, 2019

Children who are genetically disposed towards coeliac disease could be triggered by a common intestinal virus.

Doctors poop Lego

27 November, 2018

Six Aussie doctors swallowed Lego heads in the name of science — and retained their sense of humour.

Improve lifestyle or risk 45,000 cases of bowel cancer

28 September, 2018

If Australians don't reduce their smoking, weight gain and excessive alcohol consumption, 45,000 cases of bowel cancer are likely over the next decade.

Game-changing glove has built-in infection control

15 June, 2018

A new type of medical examination glove has built-in antimicrobial technology that is proven to prevent the spread of infection.

Harmful bacterial biofilms targeted by researchers

08 June, 2018

A new manufacturing research partnership is aiming to develop solutions for harmful biofilm infections, which can cause morbidity in humans and animals.

Drs confusing common gastric condition with reflux

04 January, 2018

Researchers find that doctors are often misdiagnosing functional dyspepsia as acid reflux.

Poo transplants better than antibiotics for diarrhoea

23 August, 2017

Sometimes the best solution is not always the most attractive one.

The astounding success of ingestible sensors

26 April, 2017

Gas sensing is just the beginning of what these smart pills can do.

Acid reflux drugs linked to nasty tummy bugs

10 January, 2017

Use of stomach acid suppressing drugs, one of which is the second most prescribed drug in Australia, has been linked to an increased risk in gastro bugs and gut infections, UK researchers say.

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