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Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition

Melania Trump Treated for Benign Kidney Condition

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Melania Trump underwent an “embolization procedure” Monday morning to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications, according to a statement from the White House. “Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain […]

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What Makes Up the American Gut?

What Makes Up the American Gut?

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Want a healthy gut? New research suggests you should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, avoid antibiotics and take care of your mental health. These are the latest findings from The American Gut, part of an ongoing global project that has analyzed the bacterial makeup […]

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Food Poisoning (Symptoms, Remedies, Treatment, Cure)

Food Poisoning (Symptoms, Remedies, Treatment, Cure)

What tests diagnose food poisoning? Most times, the diagnosis of food poisoning is made by history and physical examination. Often, the patient volunteers the diagnosis when they come for medical care. For example, “I got sick after eating potato salad at a picnic,” or, “I drank a raw egg protein shake.” The health-care professional may […]

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New Device Cleared for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

New Device Cleared for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new Hemospray device to help control bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract. Latest Digestion News Bleeding in the stomach, intestines, colon or rectum may be caused by factors such as ulcers, malformed blood vessels, diverticulosis, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, […]

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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Symptoms, Signs, Causes,Treatment

Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Symptoms, Signs, Causes,Treatment

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) definition and facts An enlarged spleen is not normal and occurs because of another underlying disease. Signs of an enlarged spleen do not cause symptoms and usually are caused by an underlying illness, for example: Examples of signs and symptoms caused by an illness, which results in an enlarged spleen may include: […]

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Kentucky, Indiana Latest States with Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Kentucky, Indiana Latest States with Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Kentucky and Indiana are the latest states with outbreaks of the highly-contagious liver disease virus hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News In Kentucky, health officials say 400 cases have been identified since August and a statewide outbreak was declared in November. Since November, 76 cases have been identified in Indiana, according to health officials, CNN reported. […]

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How Transplanted Livers Guard Against Organ Rejection

How Transplanted Livers Guard Against Organ Rejection

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People who get a liver transplant often require less anti-rejection medication, and new research helps explain why. “This study shows that the liver transplant itself regulates the host’s immune responses. Compared to the other organs, the liver is immunologically a very active organ, so it […]

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Gallstones (Pain, Symptoms, Causes, Diet, and Treatment)

Gallstones (Pain, Symptoms, Causes, Diet, and Treatment)

What are the complications of gallstones? Biliary colic is the most common symptom of gallstones, but, fortunately, it is usually a self-limited symptom. There are, however, more serious complications of gallstones. Cholecystitis Cholecystitis means inflammation of the gallbladder. Like biliary colic, it too is caused by sudden obstruction of the ducts, usually the cystic duct […]

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GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and Children

GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and Children

GER (gastroesophageal reflux), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) definitions and facts GER (gastroesophogeal reflux) in infants and children is relatively common disorder where there is reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus and oral cavity in a newborn or infant child. Generally, no therapy is necessary and the condition resolves with a “tincture of time.” GERD […]

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Health Tip: Manage Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Health Tip: Manage Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

(HealthDay News) — Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and irritation of the digestive tract. Latest Digestion News It affects more than 500,000 people in the United States, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. People can develop Crohn’s at any age, but it’s most likely to emerge […]