Depression may be a new biomarker for the onset of specific bowel conditions, researchers report. The study found those with digestive disorders such as IBS, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis were more likely to be diagnosed with depression up to nine years prior to being diagnosed with bowel conditions.
Diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis during adulthood has been linked to a 50% higher mortality rate and shorter life expectancy in those over 50. The increased risk of death remained after the introduction of therapies aimed at treating the conditions but decreased over time.
Researchers have discovered a possible trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and MS. Findings may explain how women are more susceptible to autoimmune disorders than men.
Researchers have identified biomarkers for chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and in inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.
Researchers link disrupted sleep and circadian rhythm as risk factors for alcoholic liver disease.