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    1. Endoscopy Overused in Heartburn Patients

      Dec. 4, 2012 -- Acid reflux is the most common reason U.S. adults undergo a procedure where a viewing tube is put down their throat. But many people don’t need it, according to new advice from one of internal medicine’s main professional groups. “Overuse of upper endoscopy contributes to higher heal

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    2. Is a New Crohn’s Disease Treatment on the Horizon?

      Oct. 17, 2012 -- A drug used to treat psoriasis may provide a much-needed option for people with bad cases of Crohn’s disease. In the new study, some people with moderate to severe Crohn's given Stelara (ustekinumab) began to see improvements in their symptoms within six weeks. Crohn's disease is an

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    3. Humira Approved for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

      Sept. 28, 2012 -- The FDA has approved Abbott's Humira for the treatment of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Humira (adalimumab) now is approved for both forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It was already approved to treat Crohn’s disease, rheumat

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    4. Antibiotics May Raise Bowel Disease Risk in Kids

      Sept. 24, 2012 -- Overuse of antibiotics may help explain why more children are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a new study, getting antibiotics, especially very early in childhood, was linked to a raised risk for IBD. IBD is a catch-all term for a group of serious intestin

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    5. New Antibiotic in the Works for Dangerous C. Diff

      Sept. 18, 2012 -- Hospital patients infected with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) have more than twice the risk of dying compared to patients without the infection, a Dutch study shows. At the same time, there is hope for a new antibiotic that may lower the risk. Each year

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    6. Secrets to Gas Control

      The average person passes gas 14 to 23 times a day. Knowing it’s healthy and normal doesn’t always keep it from being embarrassing. If you’re tired of silly jokes and occasional upset, a few simple tips may help you take charge of bloating and gassiness. The friendly bacteria in our guts help digest

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    7. Tainted Tap Water Sickens 1.1 Million Each Year

      Sept. 14, 2012 – The pipes that ferry drinking water from public wells to home taps may let in viruses that cause more than a million cases of stomach illness every year, two new studies show. “This is a really big deal,” says Jeffrey Griffiths, MD, MPH&TM, a professor at Tufts University and chair

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    8. New IBS Drug Linzess Approved

      Aug. 30, 2012 -- The FDA today approved Linzess, a new kind of drug that relieves constipation and pain for some adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In drug trials, people with IBS with constipation (a subtype of IBS called IBS-C) had more frequent and better bowel movements and less abdomin

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    9. New Way to Ease Ulcerative Colitis?

      Aug. 15, 2012 -- A pill that targets the very early stages of the body’s immune response may ease the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. The drug is called tofacitinib. It's up for FDA consideration to treat another condition -- rheumatoid arthritis. In a new study, researchers tested the drug in peopl

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    10. Do You Need a Gluten-Free Diet? Probably Not

      Aug. 1, 2012 -- For a lot of people, gluten-free diets are more trend than treatment, a new study shows. The study estimates that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease. Another 1.6 million are on gluten-free diets, the recommended treatment for celiac disease. Yet there's almost no overlap betwe

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