Category: Digestive Health



Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

June 10, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to… read more >

Revealed: The Secret Superpower That Makes C. Difficile So Deadly

April 22, 2019

A new discovery
about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea
has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly… read more >

Discovery Reveals How Obesity Causes Diseases — and 2 Ways to Stop It

July 23, 2018

New research explains why obesity causes harmful inflammation that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries and other health problems…. read more >

Gut Health a Life-or-Death Factor in C. Difficile Infection, Study Finds

December 2, 2017

Infections caused by the C. difficile bacteria are a serious health threat, especially for older people. But researchers at… read more >

An End to Dieting for People With Type 2 Diabetes?

October 9, 2017

For people with type 2 diabetes, the prescription is typically “lose weight.” But maybe not for much longer.

School… read more >

Antibiotics Found to Weaken Body’s Ability to Fight Off Disease

August 17, 2017

Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the… read more >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

August 8, 2017

The 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the No…. read more >

Precision Medicine Collides With A Clock Mystery From 1665

May 23, 2017

An odd phenomenon observed in 1665 explains how the body knows when to replace disease-preventing cells in our guts…. read more >

Final artificial pancreas clinical trials now open

February 7, 2017

Clinical trials are now enrolling to provide the final tests for a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas to automatically… read more >

UVA honored nationally for bariatric surgery, cancer care

January 9, 2017

University of Virginia Medical Center’s bariatric surgery and cancer care programs have earned… read more >