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Let nurses do “less complex” endoscopies: report

Let nurses do “less complex” endoscopies: report

Nurses should be trained to perform the 170,000 “less complex” endoscopies gastroenterologists and other specialists currently do annually, says a new report from the Grattan Institute.

The depressing truth about gluten

The depressing truth about gluten

Gluten may trigger depression in people with self-reported non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, Melbourne researchers suggest.

RF ablation effective in Barrett’s with low-grade dysplasia

RF ablation effective in Barrett’s with low-grade dysplasia

Radiofrequency ablation is far more effective than endoscopic surveillance at cutting the risk of progression to cancer in Barrett’s oesophagus with low-grade dysplasia, Dutch researchers find.

Nurses expand into endoscopy

Nurses expand into endoscopy

Nurses have begun performing colonoscopies unassisted, under a contentious new scheme to meet the impending surge in demand for the procedure.

HIV patients set to benefit from new hep C drugs

HIV patients set to benefit from new hep C drugs

Hepatitis C could soon be eradicated in the Australian HIV community, a Sydney expert says.

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Spouses at risk of IBS

Spouses at risk of IBS

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Spouses of people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome are significantly more likely than the general population to have or develop the condition themselves, say Swedish researchers.

Hep C drugs to get TGA approval

Hep C drugs to get TGA approval

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Two of the new direct-acting antiviral drugs that are revolutionising the treatment of chronic hepatitis C have been recommended for approval in Australia by the Secretary to the Department of Health.

Deadly new C. diff strain identified

Deadly new C. diff strain identified

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Researchers have identified a new hypervirulent strain of Clostridium difficile following a recent infectious outbreak in Melbourne.

Innovative coeliac strategy shows promise

Innovative coeliac strategy shows promise

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French researchers have demonstrated that a naturally produced anti-inflammatory protein is less abundant in coeliac patients compared with healthy people, opening the way to new possible therapies…

Herbal medicine active in hep C

Herbal medicine active in hep C

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A compound isolated from Chinese herbal medicines significantly inhibits hepatitis C activity, according to research presented at the International Liver Conference.

The depressing truth about gluten

The depressing truth about gluten

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Gluten may trigger depression in people with self-reported non-coeliac gluten sensitivity, Melbourne researchers suggest.

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