Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

Contact: Fredrik Bäckhed fredrik.backhed@wlab.gu.se 46-313-427-833 University of Gothenburg Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings are presented in a study published in Nature Communications on December 4. The human body contains…

Mayo Clinic: Common blood pressure drug linked to severe GI problems: Celiac disease from Olmesartan/Benicar in the US, Olmetec in EU and Canada, WinBP, Golme in India, Erastapex in Egypt

Contact: Nick Hanson newsbureau@mayo.edu 507-284-5005 Mayo Clinic Patients in clinical trial taking Olmesartan had symptoms of celiac disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities — symptoms common among those…

Common parasite may trigger suicide attempts – “seven times more likely to attempt suicide”

Contact:   Jason Cody, Media Communications, Office: (517) 432-0924, Cell: (734) 755-0210, Jason.Cody@cabs.msu.edu; Lena Brundin, College of Human Medicine, Office: (616) 234-0996, lena.brundin@hc.msu.edu EAST LANSING, Mich. — A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually be causing subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide attempts. New research appearing in…