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Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)

Colon Polyps (Symptoms, Causes, Types, Treatment, Prevention)

What are the types of colon polyps? Not all colon polyps are the same. There are different histologic types, that is, the cells that make up the polyp have different characteristics when viewed under the microscope. They also vary in size, number, and location. Most importantly, they vary in their tendency to become cancerous (malignant). […]

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Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)

Hepatitis A (HAV, Hep A)

Hepatitis A facts* *Hepatitis A facts medical author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Hepatitis A is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by a virus. Hepatitis A viruses cause the disease termed hepatitis A; it is relatively uncommon since a vaccine became available. People at higher risk to be infected with hepatitis A virus […]

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Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

What are other complications of ADPKD? ADPKD complications, or problems, can affect many systems in your body besides your kidneys. Researchers have not found a link between PKD and kidney cancer. You may see some ADPKD complications right away. Other complications may not appear for many years, depending on whether you have the PKD1 or […]

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FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After 1 Death

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplants — transferring fecal matter from a healthy person into an ill person with a compromised “microbiome” — is an increasingly used new treatment for a variety of ills. But on Thursday federal health officials announced that a patient died after such a procedure, […]

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Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

Costco Frozen Blackberries May Be Tainted With Hepatitis A

FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Townsend Farms, Inc. has told food giant Costco that — according to a U.S. Food and Drug Admiration inspection — frozen blackberry products made by the company may be contaminated with hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News The frozen blackberries are used to make the Costco brand Kirkland Signature […]

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Kroger Recalls Berries Tainted With Hepatitis A

Kroger Recalls Berries Tainted With Hepatitis A

MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that frozen blackberries sold at Kroger stores as “Private Selection,” brand are contaminated with hepatitis A. Latest Digestion News You should not eat these berries, but throw them out, the FDA says. If you have eaten these products, and have […]

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Health Tip: Hiccup Home Remedies

Health Tip: Hiccup Home Remedies

(HealthDay News) — Large meals, carbonated beverages and excitement are some of the many triggers for hiccups, says Mayo Clinic. In most cases, a bout of hiccups will last only a few minutes. Latest Digestion News To get rid of hiccups, Mayo Clinic suggests: Gargle with ice water. Hold your breath. Sip cold water. For […]

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Carafate (sucralfate) vs. Prilosec (omeprazole)

Carafate (sucralfate) vs. Prilosec (omeprazole)

Carafate vs. omeprazole: What’s the difference? Carafate (sucralfate) and omeprazole are used to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Omeprazole is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, duodenitis, erosive esophagitis, heartburn, and H. pylori infection. Brand names for omeprazole include OmePPi, Zegerid, Prilosec, Zegerid, Prilosec OTC, and Zegerid OTC. Some versions of omeprazole are […]

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Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

Heartburn Drugs Again Tied to Fatal Risks

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests. The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans. It’s the latest to raise […]

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Your Gut Bacteria Could Affect Your Response to Meds

Your Gut Bacteria Could Affect Your Response to Meds

Latest Digestion News MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever wonder why a drug that works for someone else doesn’t seem to work for you? You might want to check your gut for the answer. Gut bacteria that process more than 150 medicines have been pinpointed by researchers, who also identified genes that give […]