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Heartburn Drugs Appear to Raise Dementia Risk
Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors like Prevacid or Prilosec for gastric reflux appears to put people at higher risk for dementia.
Your Intestine is 20-Feet Long and It Has Neighborhoods
A developing map of the different neighborhoods of cells lining the intestine offers clues to treating issues like IBS and colon cancer.
An Atherosclerosis Gut Punch
Inflamed gums can lead to atherosclerosis. Now it looks like the same bacteria are in the gut and can do the same thing.
Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Cuts More than Pounds
Obese teens and young adults definitely benefit from bariatric surgery. Yes, but as they lose weight, one risk is likely to rise.
New Med for Crohn’s Disease
There may finally be some relief in sight for those experiencing the abdominal pain and diarrhea symptomatic of Crohn's and IBD.
The Red Flags Signaling Colorectal Cancer in Adults Under 50
Colorectal cancer cases are rising in young adults. Screening is key -- so is knowing the symptoms to look for and how to reduce your risk.
The Defensive Attitudes that Contribute to Colon Cancer
People put off the colon cancer screening that can save their lives for a variety of reasons, a risky mistake. Try an at-home FIT test.
Fatty Fast Food Livers
Eating even a modest fast food meal daily -- a small burger and fries -- can lead to fatty liver disease.
Tracking Environmental Chemicals' Effects on Gut Inflammation
Harvard researchers have developed a new way to screen environmental chemicals for inflammatory effects, especially in the GI tract.
Rating the New Weight-Loss Meds
More and more people are trying to lose weight to protect their health. Four new medications, in addition to diet and exercise, can help.
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