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Two Lives Saved in Rare ‘Paired’ Liver Donation

Two Lives Saved in Rare ‘Paired’ Liver Donation

Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a North American first, an anonymous living liver donation led to a rare paired living liver donor exchange in Canada last summer that saved the lives of two people with failing livers. Kelly Bryan, 38, donated 70% of her liver to an adult stranger, […]

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Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)

Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)

What’s new in colonoscopy? There are several new developments in colonoscopy. Most of these center around improving the detection of difficult-to-see lesions — small ones (for example, small polyps) and flat ones — as well as the ability to determine at the time of colonoscopy whether or not polyps and lesions need to be biopsied […]

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Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Pinworms (Infection in Children and Adults, Enterobiasis)

Source: iStock Pinworm definition and facts Pinworm infections are caused by worm-like parasites (Enterobius vermicularis) that infect humans’ intestines and rectal/anal areas. Young children, school-aged children, and their household members, including adults, are at risk for pinworm infections. Pinworms are visible. They range in size from 2-13 mm, are white, and resemble a worm but […]

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Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease

Itchy Skin Common Alongside Kidney Disease

Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Itchy skin can make you miserable. And it’s a common problem for many people with chronic kidney disease, even those not on dialysis, a new study finds. “One of the main goals of managing chronic disease is alleviating symptoms; however, this is only possible when […]

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Health Tip: Change Diet to Combat Constipation

Health Tip: Change Diet to Combat Constipation

(HealthDay News) — Constipation typically is diagnosed when there are fewer than three bowel movements per week. Latest Digestion News Making changes to what you eat and drink can relieve constipation. And including fiber-rich food in your diet is a great starting point, says the National Institutes of Health. The NIH mentions these good sources […]

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Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant

Lungs, Hearts Infected With Hepatitis C Still OK for Transplant

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients in dire need of an organ transplant can safely receive a new heart or lung from donors who have hepatitis C, a new clinical trial has shown. By swiftly administering powerful antiviral drugs, doctors can prevent the organ recipient from […]

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Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

Is It Heartburn or Something Else?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With so many heartburn medications available over the counter, it might be surprising to learn that heartburn itself isn’t a health condition, but rather a symptom of something else. First, be sure to distinguish it from indigestion, which is primarily an […]

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Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Be Big Medical Advance

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Could Be Big Medical Advance

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Blood vessels created in the lab can successfully turn into “living tissue” in patients on dialysis for advanced kidney disease, a new study suggests. The results come from just 13 patients in an early-phase trial. But researchers said they are a […]

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bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate)

What is bismuth subsalicylate-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bismuth subsalicylate (BSS) is a commonly used over the counter medicine used to treat: Bismuth subsalicylate is also used to prevent traveler’s diarrhea and to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection as part of a quadruple-drug therapy that also includes two antibiotics, and […]

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hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

hepatitis b vaccine (Recombivax HB)

What is hepatitis b vaccine-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hepatitis B vaccines (Recombivax HB, Engerix-B) are used to prevent hepatitis B infection, a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is easily spread through contact with blood or other fluids of an infected person. People may […]