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  1. What Is Your Gut Telling You?

    Aug. 20, 2014 -- Scientists have long studied the link between our genes and our health. Now, in a growing area of scientific research, they're studying the link between the bacteria in our intestines and virtually every disease that ails us. Bacteria -- along with viruses and fungi -- are microbes,

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  2. Treatment Delays for Many Who Need This Surgery?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds. Most patients who require emergency gallbladder surgery are easily identified, but some present mo

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  3. IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued

    Aug. 07, 2014 -- New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). It's been several years since the last treatment guideline updates for either of these conditions. "It was felt that there had been significant developments in both are

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  4. Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study. These fluctuations could lead to monitoring systems that might help detect and ease flare-ups fo

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  5. Gluten-Free Diet May Lift Celiac 'Fog'

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "brain fog" experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests. Australian scientists found that banishing gluten --

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  6. These Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn't linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report. Researchers found that people with Crohn's disease or colitis

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  7. How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from the nasty bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile often must choose between standard antibiotics and a procedure known as fecal transplantation to deal with the digestive tract disorder. Th

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  8. Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with heartburn aren't taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research. Only about one-third of those buying these med

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  9. Exercise May Spur More Varied Gut Microbes

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can increase the diversity of bacteria found in the gut, possibly boosting the immune system and improving long-term health, British researchers report. High levels of dietary protein might have the same

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  10. Could the 'Ulcer Bug' Guard Against Obesity?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Countries with low rates of the ulcer-causing bacterium H. pylori tend to have high rates of obesity, a finding that researchers say they see as more than a chance correlation. Looking at 49 studies from Australia, Europe, J

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