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MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a low-dose aspirin every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study that focused on nearly 40,000 women aged 45 and older.
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HealthDay reports 78% increased risk of cancer in GERD patients, but simple antacids appear to lower the risk, researchers report
As reported by Medscape, according to research presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting, “patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might benefit more from transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) than from continued treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs).” The study’s lead author Karim Trad, MD, said, “In this study, transoral incisionless fundoplication was superior to maximal-dose PPIs in eliminating daily troublesome typical and atypical symptoms in selected patients.” Dr. Trad added that the findings “establish for the first time that, for some patients, the procedure is better than maximal-dose PPI therapy for controlling a range of GERD symptoms.”
As published in Reuters Health News, diet may help heal anal fissures.
Washington Post article, published here, brings to light that making healthier choices in food does not have to be labeled.
Celiac disease has numerous symptoms. According to some experts, there are about 300 possible symptoms of the disease.Different people will experience the disease in different ways because the symptoms vary greatly from one person to the next.Often, symptoms of celiac disease are confused with other disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance.
Infants and children with celiac disease tend to have digestive problems. Common symptoms for infants and children include:
If your 50 years of age or above, your doctor has probably advised it’s time for a colonoscopy. But concern about safety of colorectal cancer screening might prevent some people from having the test. To put the public’s fears to rest, German researchers studied adverse events linked to the procedure, finding very few safety concerns.
USA Today reports that while hemorrhoids aren't a popular topic of conversation, they are a popular search topic online. Read on:
The loss of bowel control, also called fecal incontinence, is more common than you may think. Unfortunately, millions of people suffer every day from accidents and leaks. Some people may also experience feelings of sadness and depression and may not want to leave the house for fear of having an accident.
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