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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. '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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Fecal Transplant and Serious Intestinal Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplants, using stool from a donor, have been successful at treating a serious gut infection, researchers report. The infection is called Clostridium difficile . It causes diarrhea and severe abdominal pain and k

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  9. New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn's disease -- at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds. The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn's, found that just two

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  10. Rules Tightened on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug'

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued final recommendations for the cleaning and sterilization of medical devices used in invasive procedures. The updated rules, first proposed in 2011, were release

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