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Many Dialysis Patients Get Unnecessary Colonoscopies

March 24, 2017. 9:00 AM EST. Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test Read article


Live Healthy, Live Longer

February 24, 2017 Regular checkups, exercise, no smoking, better diet and balance between work and play can add years, health expert says

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

February 17, 2017 Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids’ Appendicitis?

February 17, 2017 Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Possible Drawback to Gluten-Free: Toxic Metals

February 16, 2017 Higher levels of arsenic, mercury found in people who follow this eating plan, study finds

Common Painkillers Don’t Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

February 02, 2017 Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism

January 26, 2017 Small study found giving healthy gut bacteria to young patients led to reduction in symptoms

Antibiotic Overuse Behind ‘Superbug’ Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals

January 25, 2017 Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

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

Study Ties Inflammation, Gut Bacteria to Type 1 Diabetes

January 19, 2017 However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

January 16, 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

Sushi Lovers, Beware: Tapeworm Now Found in U.S. Salmon

January 12, 2017 But risk of infection is low, infectious disease doctor says

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 09, 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