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  1. Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Like "Turn out the lights" and "Don't slam the door," being told to "Wash your hands" is one of those universal instructions children hear every day. But it's more than that. Hand washing has been shown to be one of the most eff

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  2. Celiac Disease: Gluten-Free Diet May Protect Bones

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term damage to the intestines could raise the risk of hip fractures in people with celiac disease, a new study suggests. However, the research, published Jan. 16 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

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  3. The Gluten Debate Continues

    Dec. 12, 2013 -- It’s not unusual for people to say they feel much better after dropping gluten from their diets, even though they don't have celiac disease, digestive experts report.  What these people describe has come to be called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity,” or NCGS. It's a little-studied di

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  4. Acid-Reflux Drugs & Lower Levels of Vitamin B-12

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People who take certain acid-reflux medications might have an increased risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency, according to new research. Taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to ease the symptoms of excess stomach acid for more

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  5. Crohn's, Colitis May Be Tied to Heart Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 150,000 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients who took part in nine

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  6. Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Having your appendix removed on a weekend is as safe as having the surgery on a weekday, but you may end up paying more, a new study shows. The findings were to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American College of

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  7. Poo in a Pill to Treat Gut Infection?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report they have found a more palatable way to deliver a decidedly unappealing treatment that can cure a potentially deadly intestinal infection. Until now, the transplantation of healthy fecal bacteria into a pat

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  8. Drug for Colitis, Crohn's Disease Shows Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help some people who have inflammatory bowel disease that has failed to respond to current medications, two new clinical trials find. The drug, called vedolizumab, is being developed to treat the two mai

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  9. Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Celiac disease patients with ongoing intestinal damage have a higher risk for lymphoma than those with healed intestines, a new study finds. The intestinal damage in people with celiac disease is caused by a reaction to eating gl

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  10. Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don't smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says. Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed

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