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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of

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    5. Gallbladder Disease Patients Have Many Options

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles. In fact, more than 725,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat gallbladder disease each ye

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    6. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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    7. Celiac Disease in Family and Autoimmune Disorders

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Close relatives and even the spouses of people with celiac disease appear to face a raised risk for other types of autoimmune disorders, a new analysis suggests. Autoimmune disorders arise when the immune system launches an a

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    8. FAQ: Heartburn Meds and Health Risks

      Editor's note: This article was updated Oct. 27, 2015. July 6, 2015 -- Millions of Americans have used heartburn medications called proton pump inhibitors to help ease pain and discomfort after they eat. But does that help come at a price? One study found that the drugs, also known as PPIs, are link

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    9. Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With Antibiotics

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although surgical removal of the appendix has long been a standard treatment, a new study found that almost three-quarters of people treated with antibiotics could be spared the invasive procedure known as appendectomy.

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    10. Popular Heartburn Meds Tied to Heart Attack Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who use certain heartburn drugs for a long period of time may have a slightly heightened risk of suffering a heart attack, a new study suggests. Using medical records from nearly 300,000 U.S. adults with acid reflux

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