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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Stem Cell Transplants and Tough-to-Treat Crohn's

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell transplants seem no better than conventional therapy for Crohn's disease that hasn't responded to other treatments, a new study finds. The European study also found that for patients who cannot undergo surgery

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    9. The Rise of the Do-It-Yourself Fecal Transplant

      Dec. 9, 2015 -- Hallie found relief from 7 years of unrelenting stomach pain at the bottom of her 3-year-old nephew’s froggy potty. She took his stool out of the training toilet, “mushed it up” with some saline solution in a plastic baggie and then squirted it into her rectum using an empty enema bo

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    10. Post-Op Bacterial Infection Ups Complications Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests. Patients at VA hospitals who contracted C

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