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    1. Celiac Disease in Family and Autoimmune Disorders

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close relatives and even the spouses of people with celiac disease appear to face a raised risk for other types of autoimmune disorders, a new analysis suggests. Autoimmune disorders arise when the immune system launches an a

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    2. How to Find and Choose a Probiotic

      If you’re ready to add probiotics to your diet, you have a lot of options. Now that more research shows these "good bacteria" may help with digestive problems, you just need to know where to find them. One common source is supplements. You can buy them as tablets, capsules, powders, or liquids. Look

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    3. FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

      Editor's note: This article was updated Oct. 27, 2015. July 6, 2015 -- Millions of Americans have used heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? One study found that the drugs, also known as PPIs, are link

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    4. Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as appendectomy.

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    5. Popular Heartburn Meds Tied to Heart Attack Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who use certain heartburn drugs for a long period of time may have a slightly heightened risk of suffering a heart attack, a new study suggests. Using medical records from nearly 300,000 U.S. adults with acid reflux

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    6. 'Gut Feelings': More Than Heartburn, Indigestion?

      June 5, 2015 -- If promising but early studies pan out, psychiatrists of the future could make a most unusual request of their patients: a sample of their stool. Yes, the bodily specimen used to help diagnose digestive diseases might also offer clues as to what’s happening at the other end of someon

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    7. New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

      May 28, 2015 -- The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. “I think patients with IBS should be very excited to have more optio

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    8. Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study. Tests of 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 (55 percent) of them had detectable glu

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    9. Stomach Bug Tied to Swimming in Contaminated Lake

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that was traced back to an Oregon lake has led U.S. health officials to issue guidelines on swimming hygiene. Seventy people who swam at a lake near Portland last July were sickened

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    10. Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with the digestive disorder celiac disease are at increased risk for nerve damage, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers looked at more than 28,000 people with celiac disease and a "control" group of more than 13

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