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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Entyvio Approved for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Entyvio (vedolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe forms of two gastrointestinal conditions -- ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The approval appl

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  6. Doctors Often Suggest Pricier Meds for Reflux?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study finds. The survey included more than 800 gastroenterologists acros

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  7. Frozen vs. Fresh Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria, according to a small new study. Eac

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  8. Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report. More than 2 million people in

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  9. Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds. A team at the University of Michigan found wide variation in the types of

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  10. Lactose-Free Milk and Nondairy Beverages

    Does milk upset your stomach? You could be lactose intolerant.  But even if you are, you can probably still enjoy light coffee and creamy desserts without discomfort. Here's how. Dairy products are high in calcium, protein, and other nutrients. You may still be able to get these nutrients from dairy

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