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    1. Study: Fecal Transplants May Help Colitis

      March 22, 2016 -- After 8 weeks of fecal transplants, some people with tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis had no rectal bleeding or diarrhea, according to a new study. The study results were presented at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization 2016 Congress. The research is important because it

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    2. Depression, Anxiety Linked to IBD Flares

      Feb. 19, 2016 -- Depression and anxiety can shorten the time between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-ups in some people, researchers in the United Kingdom say. Mental health conditions have been tied to IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for some time. But a firm cause-and

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    3. New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain, Diarrhea for Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea seems to reduce symptoms for some patients for at least six months, two clinical trials found. Based on these findings, the drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) was approved

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    4. Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at Age 67

      Jan. 19, 2016 -- Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died Monday in New York City at age 67. The singer, guitarist and songwriter died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to an announcement on the band's website, The New York Times reported. He is survive

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    5. Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have verified the effectiveness of a quicker way to rid people of recurring C. difficile bacterial infection. A new clinical trial has shown that frozen stool samples work just as well as freshly do

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    6. Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid belong to this class of drugs, which treat heartburn and acid ref

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    7. Psych Therapy May Benefit Irritable Bowel Patients

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis can temporarily ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But, new research suggests they could also offer long-term

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    8. Drinking Water Pipes Full of 'Good' Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking water pipes and water treatment plants host an ecosystem of "good bacteria" that help purify the water, Swedish researchers say. Thousands of species of beneficial bacteria form a thin coating called a biofilm

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    9. Chronic Plus Binge Drinking Spurs Liver Damage

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic drinking combined with binge drinking quickly damages the liver, and is more destructive than previously thought, a new study with mice suggests. "Heavy binge drinking by those who habitually consume alcohol is

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    10. IBS Linked to Low Vitamin D

      Dec. 22, 2015 -- About 8 in 10 people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) also have low vitamin D levels, according to a small British study. Although these are early results, researchers say that in the future, people with the disease might benefit from vitamin D screening tests and supplements. Th

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