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    1. Doctors Often Suggest Pricier Meds for Reflux?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study finds. The survey included more than 800 gastroenterologists acros

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    2. Frozen vs. Fresh Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficile bacteria, according to a small new study. Eac

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    3. Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report. More than 2 million people in

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    4. Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds. A team at the University of Michigan found wide variation in the types of

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    5. Hernia Repair Recovery Often Longer Than Expected

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who undergo surgery to repair an abdominal hernia may underestimate how long their recovery will take, new research indicates. Hernia surgery involves closing a gap that has formed in the muscle walls of t

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    6. Raised Heart-Trouble Risk Seen in Celiac Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data gathered from nearly 22.4 mi

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    7. Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn's disease, a new study shows. Overall, patients with Crohn's have less diversity among their intestinal bacter

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    8. Researchers Uncover Secret Behind Bowel Movements

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everybody does it, but until now researchers were unsure about the exact mechanisms behind a bowel movement. New research reveals that two sets of so-called "pacemakers" work together to create a certain rhythm, a

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    9. Mesh for Hernia Repair Reduces Recurrence: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using surgical mesh instead of stitches alone when repairing abdominal hernias appears to reduce the chances the problem will return, a new study suggests. But mesh use is linked to other surgical risks, including inf

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    10. New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people who are considering weight-loss surgery should choose their procedure carefully if they hope to be free of chronic heartburn, a new study suggests. The study of nearly 39,000 patients found that while tradi

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