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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. '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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 'Good' Bacteria Might Fight Hospital Infection

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a new way to combat a stubborn and potentially deadly gut infection: a friendly version of the culprit bacteria itself. The infection, caused by the bug Clostridium difficile , is a common scourge in

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  9. Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past

    April 17, 2015 -- A tribe of Indians found in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health. The Yanomami Indians have nearly twice as many different kinds of bacteria living in their intestines as Americans do. Researchers say

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  10. Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants for Crohn's Disease

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease, if this early research pans out. In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant -- stool samples taken from a healthy don

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