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New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease April 13, 2017

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones? April 07, 2017

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

Infections More Common in People With Schizophrenia April 04, 2017

Ills include HIV, hepatitis and the serious blood infection sepsis, study suggests

Immune Disorders Such as MS, Psoriasis May Be Tied to Dementia Risk March 02, 2017

Study found 20 percent higher odds for memory-robbing condition, but didn't prove cause and effect

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism January 20, 2017

Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try January 17, 2017

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers say

Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection January 13, 2017

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

U.S. Report Cites the Good and Bad on Marijuana January 12, 2017

Pot shown to help chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, but researchers cite risks, too

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men January 10, 2017

Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis January 10, 2017

Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids? January 09, 2017

Analysis suggests, but doesn't prove, that these children were one-third more likely to see a doctor for asthma

Vomiting Disorder on Rise in Weed-Friendly Colorado January 06, 2017

Doctors say problem may become more widespread as more states decriminalize possession of pot

Study Casts Doubt on Long-Used Morning Sickness Drug January 05, 2017

But some doctors don't think pregnant women prescribed Diclectin should worry

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study January 05, 2017

Suggests long-term use of acid suppressors might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

Health Tip: Coping With Irritable Bowel Disease Flares December 30, 2016

Suggestions for adjusting your diet

Some Low-Income, Uninsured Patients Aren't Referred for Colonoscopy December 13, 2016

Follow-up is not consistent, even if they're part of 'safety net' health program

Bagged Salads May Be Fertile Ground for Bacteria November 18, 2016

Study found juices released from damaged leaves encouraged salmonella spread

Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease November 17, 2016

Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk? November 15, 2016

Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec

Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows November 10, 2016

Treating constipation -- a common condition -- could help prevent kidney damage, experts say

The Scoop About Healthy Poop October 25, 2016

'Don't ignore a significant change in bowel movement patterns,' doctor says

Mouth and Gut Germs May Be Linked to Migraines October 18, 2016

People who get the severe headaches have more nitrate-reducing microbes, researchers say

'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus October 18, 2016

San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

Study Identifies Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease October 14, 2016

Findings may help explain why the inflammatory bowel condition is so tough to treat, researchers say

Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble October 10, 2016

Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut' September 27, 2016

Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

Amjevita OK'd to Treat Inflammatory Diseases September 26, 2016

For several arthritic and gastrointestinal conditions

Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing? September 26, 2016

Women who experienced nausea, vomiting had 50 to 75 percent lower risk of pregnancy loss, study finds

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation? September 12, 2016

'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years September 06, 2016

But number of people diagnosed each year with celiac disease has remained stable

Smoking Linked to Higher Relapse Risk After Surgery for Crohn's September 01, 2016

Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers

Fast Action Can Prevent Sepsis Death: CDC August 23, 2016

Know the signs of extreme response to infection, consider it a 'medical emergency'

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real? July 29, 2016

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome July 15, 2016

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn't a psychological problem

2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic July 11, 2016

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

Headed to the Pool? Protect Yourself From the Poop July 09, 2016

Bacteria and viruses can make you sick if you don't take precautions, doctor advises

Does Medical Marijuana Reduce Need for Other Meds? July 06, 2016

In states with legal pot, pain prescriptions saw the greatest drop, study found

FDA Says 'No' to Eating Raw Cookie Dough June 30, 2016

Illness-inducing germs such as E. coli can lurk in uncooked flour, agency warns

Pet Turtles Continue to Spread Salmonella June 15, 2016

15 outbreaks in U.S. linked to the illegal reptiles

Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin June 06, 2016

Alka Seltzer, Bromo Seltzer among over-the-counter products vulnerable patients should avoid, FDA says

Health Tip: Is it Indigestion? June 06, 2016

Here are common symptoms

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease May 31, 2016

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn May 31, 2016

Ask questions about taking medication and making lifestyle changes

Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study May 23, 2016

Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries May 10, 2016

Prior research has also raised concerns about Nexium and heart health

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad April 28, 2016

Study examines how food and medications affect makeup of bacteria in people's tummies

Norovirus a Costly Bug April 26, 2016

It sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide each year, costs $4 billion to treat, study says

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later April 26, 2016

Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study says

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study April 14, 2016

But finding can't show whether drugs are directly responsible