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    1. How to Feel Fresh Despite Frequent Diarrhea

      Perhaps you’re stuck in the middle seat on a long plane ride. Or you’re at an important event like a wedding or a business dinner. Or maybe you’re in a meeting with your boss at work. If you often get diarrhea, it’s easy to worry that it will happen at a bad moment. Sometimes what’s even harder than

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    2. FDA Warns of Overdoses of Anti-Diarrhea Drug

      June 8, 2016 -- Overdoses from common anti-diarrhea drugs are being investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which warned the drugs can cause potentially deadly heart problems when taken in higher-than-recommended amounts. Loperamide is the main ingredient in prescription Imodium and s

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    3. Research Points to 'Smoking Gun' for PPI Risks

      June 8, 2016 -- Recent research has tied certain kinds of acid-blocking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, to a host of scary health problems, including higher risks for dementia, kidney disease, and heart attacks. What’s been less clear, though, is how these meds might be contr

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    4. FDA: Bleeding Risks From Antacids With Aspirin

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Antacids that contain aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding in rare cases, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday. Since it issued a warning about serious bleeding risk with aspirin in 2009, the

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    5. 8 Ways to Be in Control Despite Frequent Diarrhea

      You probably don’t talk about it much. But if you tend to get diarrhea often, it can get to you. Many people get at least one short-term bout of diarrhea every year, whether from an infection or other cause. For some people, though, it keeps happening. No matter what the cause -- a gut condition, a

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    6. This Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows. Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to

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    7. DNA May Affect What Bugs Reside in Your Gut

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At least some of the microbes that live in your gut may be influenced by your genes, a new study finds. "We set out to find out about human genes that are implicated in the regulation of the gut microbiome, and we found

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    8. How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular over-the-counter heartburn medication accelerated aging of blood vessel cells in lab tests, raising red flags about its long-term effect on heart health, researchers say. Faster aging of blood vessel cells expo

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    9. The 7 Deadliest Emergency General Surgeries

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seven types of operations, including appendectomy and gall bladder removal, account for four out of five emergency general-surgery deaths in the United States, a new study reports. The procedures are: partial removal

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    10. Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests. The research is the latest to highlight potential risks from drugs called proton pump inhibito

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