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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. What Is Your Gut Telling You?

      Aug. 20, 2014 -- Scientists have long studied the link between our genes and our health. Now, in a growing area of scientific research, they're studying the link between the bacteria in our intestines and virtually every disease that ails us. Bacteria -- along with viruses and fungi -- are microbes,

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    8. Treatment Delays for Many Who Need This Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds. Most patients who require emergency gallbladder surgery are easily identified, but some present mo

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    9. IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued

      Aug. 07, 2014 -- New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). It's been several years since the last treatment guideline updates for either of these conditions. "It was felt that there had been significant developments in both are

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    10. Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study. These fluctuations could lead to monitoring systems that might help detect and ease flare-ups fo

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