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Tests to identify gastrointestinal pathogens

Final guidance:  tests identifying gastrointestinal pathogens Tests for people with suspected gastroenteritis Part of NICE’s diagnostics assessment programme, it does not recommend multiplex polymerase chain reaction tests (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel – Luminex; FilmArray Gastrointestinal Panel – BioFire Diagnostics; Faecal Pathogens B assay – AusDiagnostics) for routine use in the NHS in England. The tests…

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Barley may increase hormones so regulating metabolism and appetite

Barley ‘increased gut hormones that regulate metabolism and appetite’ Researchers claim that the positive health effects occur when the dietary fibers in the barley kernel reach the gut, then they increase good bacteria and instigate the release of specific hormones. “After eating the bread made out of barley kernel, we saw an increase in gut…

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