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    1. Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having celiac disease does not appear to increase your risk of dementia, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 8,800 people older than 50. After a median period of about eight years, 4.3 percent of celiac pati

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    2. Fecal Transplants Work, But Need Tight Regulation

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say. The therapy is increasingly being used to treat people with life-threatening intestinal infections, such as those caused by the bacteri

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    3. Non-Antibiotic Drug May Fight Resistant 'Superbug'

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new mouse study suggests that a drug with a known safety record in humans might be a new weapon in the fight against the potentially deadly intestinal infection known as C. difficile. The drug is called ebselen, and it

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    4. Tips to Ease Your Fear of Pooping in Public Places

      Maybe you dread the idea of having to poop in a public restroom. Or maybe you instead worry you'll have an accident while you're out on the town. Lots of people have these fears. Take some simple steps to help settle your nerves and your bowels. Tackle “toilet anxiety.” Imagine what would happen if

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    5. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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    6. Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of

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    7. 9 IBS Myths Busted

      There’s still a lot of confusion about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including what it is and how best to treat it. So it’s easy for misconceptions about the condition to sound like facts. If you or your loved one has IBS, here’s what you should know about nine of the most common myths out there.

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    8. Gallbladder Disease Patients Have Many Options

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles. In fact, more than 725,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat gallbladder disease each ye

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    9. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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    10. The Truth About Gas

      Though the words “burp” and “fart” make most kids giggle, adults usually get shy when they get gassy and pretend that it never happened. But sometimes, it’s hard to ignore.  Many people don’t know much about intestinal gas, even though we all have it. It’s time to take the air out of some of the myt

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