NZ Society of Gastroenterology - Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 April 2016

Position statement of Faecal Occult Blood [FOB] testing on Asymptomatic People.


Gut microbes may affect stroke severity

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 1 April 2016

"The bacteria that inhabit our guts have become key players for neuroscientists. A growing body of research links them to a wide array of mental and neurological disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now a study in mice published this week in Nature Medicine suggests that striking the right microbial balance could cause changes in the immune system that significantly reduce brain damage after a stroke—the second leading cause of both death and disability for people around the globe."  - Scientific American


World Gastro Conference 2016

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 14 March 2016

The first announcement of the World Gastro Conference 2016 has just been made. This year the conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 November. 


Colorectal cancer screening - no psychological harm

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 7 March 2016

A new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer studied the potential psychological harm of screening for colorectal cancer. Patients were invited for colonoscopy and then completed questionnaires relating to anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.


Latest IBD Research Review

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 February 2016

Issue 31 of IBD Research Reviews now available. - click here to access


Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 19 February 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.


Neurological Dysfunction in Coeliac Disease and Non-Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 5 February 2016

New research from Sheffield, UK, shows that the neurological manifestations of Coeliac Disease and Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity are similar and equally responsive to a gluten-free diet suggestive of common pathophysiological mechanisms.


GHN Summer Student publishes in international journal

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 22 January 2016

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Microbiome: Fibre for the future

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 15 January 2016

Click here to see exciting new research on the effect of dietary fibre on the gut microbiome:


Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa Newsletter

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 9 December 2015

Beat Bowel Cancer Aotearoa December newsletter "Bottom Lines"  is now available  - click here to read

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