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    1. FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., received approval to

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    2. Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower varie

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    3. Could Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests. The research doesn't conf

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    4. Genes May Determine Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genes influence a person's body weight by determining the types of bacteria that live in the intestines, a new study reveals. "Up until now, variation in the abundances of gut microbes has been explained by diet, the envi

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    5. Gluten Not the Only Celiac Disease Culprit: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's known that gluten -- found in wheat, rye and barley -- is the cause of health problems in people with celiac disease. Now, new research suggests these folks may also react to non-gluten wheat proteins. The discovery

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    6. Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the development and treatment of stomach diseases. The team used hum

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    7. Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests. Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to develop

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    8. Gut Microbes and Jet Lag, Shift-Work Weight Gain

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Disruptions in the human circadian clock can throw off microbes in the gut, potentially boosting the risk of obesity, a new study suggests. The results may help explain why shift workers and people who get jet lag by tra

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    9. Despite Cleaning, Endoscopes May Pass on E. coli

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An E. coli outbreak at an Illinois hospital was caused by endoscopes that had bacterial contamination despite being disinfected in the recommended way, a new study says. The outbreak occurred among patients who underwent p

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    10. Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research. This finding may impact the number of organs transported by air rather than road. The study was triggered b

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