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  1. Going Gluten-Free

    Who really needs to go on a gluten-free diet? You do if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, a condition that doctors once dismissed but now recognize as legitimate. So says Stefano Guandalini, MD, director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Before you go gluten-free, ther

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  2. Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don't smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says. Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed

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  3. Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research. Extra vitamin D "was associated with sign

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  4. Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Simponi (golimumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis. The drug is designed to block tumor necrosis factor, which has a key role in

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  5. Celiac Disease, IBD May Raise Migraine Risk

    March 1, 2013 -- People with celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease appear to have more migraine headaches than people without the conditions, a new study shows. Researcher Peter H. Green, MD, of Columbia University in New York, says he was expecting to see a higher rate of migraines in celiac

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  6. Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted magnetic device could offer a new treatment option for people with chronic heartburn that is not controlled with medication, a small study suggests. The study, reported in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journa

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  7. Does Feeding Baby Gluten Early On Cut Celiac Risk?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Modifying an infant's diet to include the protein gluten while the mother is still breast-feeding could lower the risk of celiac disease, a common intestinal disorder, according to a new Swedish study. That finding may sound

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  8. Celiac Disease: New Hope for a Pill Treatment?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- For people with celiac disease, everyday foods such as bread, pizza crust and muffins are potential enemies. But scientists anticipate that some day a simple pill could help prevent the digestive upsets caused by ingesting

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  9. The Best Ways to Use Probiotics

    A baffling selection of probiotic foods and supplements crowd the shelves of health food stores these days. The findings of recent research confirm that foods and supplements with probiotics may provide benefits for many digestive problems. Probiotics may even help promote a healthy immune system. C

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  10. When Can Probiotics Help?

    Evidence on the benefits of probiotics is building, and much of it is positive. Studies suggest that these natural remedies, which contain beneficial microbes, may help prevent or treat some digestive problems. They may also help regulate the immune system. They may even protect against common respi

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