GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Parkinson's Disease

Study finds evidence of ‘clear relationship’ between appendectomy and Parkinson’s

An analysis of the health system records of more than 62 million people in the United States has found a link between appendix removal and raised risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Is there a link between having an appendectomy and developing Parkinson’s disease? The researchers compared data on people who had undergone an appendectomy, or […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

Everything you need to know about fecal transplants

A fecal transplant is when a doctor transplants feces from a healthy donor into another person to restore the balance of bacteria in their gut. Fecal transplants may help treat gastrointestinal infections and other conditions. The digestive system depends on beneficial bacteria to absorb nutrients and digest food efficiently, but some medical conditions and antibiotics […]