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Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Science Puzzling Out Differences in Gut Bacteria Around the World

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say nearly 2,000 previously unknown types of bacteria in the human gut have been identified. The human gut hosts many species of microbes, collectively referred to as the gut microbiota. Scientists are working to identify the individual species and understand the roles they play […]

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Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

Kidney Failure Patients Face Higher Risk of Cancer Death

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with kidney failure who are on dialysis or have received a transplant have a sharply higher risk of dying from cancer, Australian researchers report. In fact, compared with people who don’t have kidney failure, they have more than double the […]

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Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Hydrate Right, Your Kidneys Will Thank You

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Downing the wrong type of drink when you exercise could put you at risk of kidney disease, a new study warns. Specifically, the threat is from having sugary, caffeinated soft drinks during exertion in a hot environment, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo […]

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Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Study Reaffirms Safety of Hepatitis C Meds in Liver Cancer Patients

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s safe to use antiviral drugs to treat hepatitis C in liver cancer survivors, a new study reports. The findings contradict previous research suggesting that antiviral drugs might increase these patients’ risk of liver cancer recurrence. That prior research involved a single-center study from Spanish […]

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New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

New Hepatitis Meds Are Saving Lives: Study

Latest Digestion News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New (and pricey) hepatitis C medicines, such as Harvoni and Sovaldi, are living up to their promise and greatly reducing patients’ odds for liver cancer and death, a new French study finds. The news came as little surprise to one U.S. liver expert. The advent […]

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Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a transplant. In the United States alone, 95,000 […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Diarrhea?

How Do You Get Rid of Diarrhea?

What is the treatment for diarrhea in adults? During mild cases of diarrhea, diluted fruit juices, soft drinks containing sugar, sports drinks such as Gatorade and water can be used to prevent dehydration. Caffeine and lactose-containing dairy products should be temporarily avoided since they can aggravate diarrhea. If there is no nausea and vomiting, solid […]

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Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

What should you know about jaundice in newborns and babies? Jaundice is the yellowish discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes and the whites of the eyes (sclerae) caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). The term jaundice is derived from the French word jaune, which means yellow. Jaundice is not technically a […]

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Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

Making OxyContin ‘Tamper Proof’ Helped Spread Hepatitis C

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An effort to make the opioid painkiller OxyContin harder to abuse drove addicted patients to heroin and caused a dramatic increase in hepatitis C, a new study suggests. In a classic case of unintended consequences, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma reformulated its powerful […]