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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. Allergic asthma, rhinitis, and eczema go hand-in-hand with diarrhea and bad digestive reactions to food in certain pe

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    5. Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Kidney Disease Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) seem to be linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, two new studies suggest. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid belong to this class of

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    6. Chronic Constipation May Signal a Serious Disorder

      Oct. 27, 2015 -- Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. That means people who struggle to go while on the toilet or who go infrequently for weeks or longer may need more medic

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    7. Celiac Disease Doesn't Seem to Boost Dementia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having celiac disease does not appear to increase your risk of dementia, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 8,800 people older than 50. After a median period of about eight years, 4.3 percent of celiac pati

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    8. Fecal Transplants Work, But Need Tight Regulation

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say. The therapy is increasingly being used to treat people with life-threatening intestinal infections, such as those caused by the bacteri

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    9. Non-Antibiotic Drug May Fight Resistant 'Superbug'

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new mouse study suggests that a drug with a known safety record in humans might be a new weapon in the fight against the potentially deadly intestinal infection known as C. difficile. The drug is called ebselen, and it

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    10. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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