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    1. Study: Fecal Transplants May Help Colitis

      March 22, 2016 -- After 8 weeks of fecal transplants, some people with tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis had no rectal bleeding or diarrhea, according to a new study. The study results were presented at the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization 2016 Congress. The research is important because it

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    2. Why Is It So Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s Disease?

      At 9, Natalie Rosenthal started having terrible stomach pains, fatigue, and diarrhea. She had dark circles under her eyes. She stopped growing taller or gaining weight. “I had spasms whenever I ate anything,” says Rosenthal, now 40. “The pediatrician at first told my mom that I had a nervous stomach

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    3. Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- There's welcome news for chocolate lovers: Eating chocolate regularly appears to improve mental skills. A study published in the journal Appetite found that people who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better at mental skills than those who ate chocolate less often. Resea

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    4. Depression, Anxiety Linked to IBD Flares

      Feb. 19, 2016 -- Depression and anxiety can shorten the time between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-ups in some people, researchers in the United Kingdom say. Mental health conditions have been tied to IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for some time. But a firm cause-and

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    5. Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems to lead to improvements in functioning for patients, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 4,000 people in the United States who suff

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    6. Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium in hospitalized patients might be linked to common antibiotics more often than once believed, according to new research. Delirium -- mental confusion that may be paired with hallucinations and agitation -- is

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    7. Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best? A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive,

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    8. Study Links Concussion to Risk of Later Suicide

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more i

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    9. Former NFL Player Tyler Sash Had Brain Disease CTE

      Jan. 27, 2015 -- Former NFL player Tyler Sash had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, doctors say. Sash, a safety with the New York Giants who was cut by the team in 2013, was 27 when he was found dead Sept. 8 in his Iowa home. He died from an accidental overdose of pa

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    10. 7 Tips for Exercise Success With a GI Disorder

      She’s always been active, but when Megan Starshak began having gastrointestinal issues as a teenager, it put a serious cramp in her exercise routine. “I was running in Florida on spring break in high school, and all of a sudden, I had to go to the bathroom -- badly,” says Starshak, who's now in her

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