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World Digestive Health Day 2021

HAPPY WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY! Today is a much awaited day on the Guts UK calendar. Guts UK is the only UK charity funding research into the digestive system from top to tail. We must...

28th May 2021

World IBD Day 2021

On World IBD every year, patient organisations come together from all over the globe to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease & Colitis. Guts UK is proud to fund 11 current active research projects into Crohn’s...

19th May 2021

World Barrett’s Day 2021

Guts UK is proud to be a part of World Barrett’s Oesophagus Day on the 16th May 2021. What is Barrett’s Oesophagus? Barrett’s oesophagus is a term used for pre-cancerous condition where the normal cells that...

16th May 2021

Diverticulosis around the world

A new review has been published about diverticulosis (in the bowel) with data from countries around the world. But before we dig deep into diverticulosis around the world, it’simportant that you know the difference between...

20th April 2021

The World’s 1st Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week!

Guts UK is proud to organise the World’s 1st Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week. Raising awareness of microscopic colitis is so important, as there are simply too many people living undiagnosed in the UK. This week...

12th April 2021

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2021

As well as IBS Awareness Month, April marks Bowel Cancer Awareness Month too. Every day in the UK, 113 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and 44 people die. What is bowel cancer? It is...

7th April 2021

IBS Awareness Month 2021

Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 1 in 20 of us in the UK? That is 3.2 million people! If you’re not affected by IBS yourself, it’s likely you have friends...

31st March 2021

Guts UK’s 5 places in the London Marathon!

We are delighted to have 5 places in the London Marathon 2021. It’s not easy to secure just one place for the UK’s most popular running event, so we’re over the moon to have 5...

5th March 2021

Chronic Pancreatitis and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone with major changes to the way we currently live our lives. The promise of hope is on the horizon with better understanding of the virus and the...

26th February 2021

Be part of stomach & oesophageal cancer research

Have you, or someone you care for, been given a medication called Lonsurf for treatment of advanced stomach cancer and cancer of the oesophageal (gullet)/stomach junction? Or have you had at least two whole body...

15th February 2021