Posted 7:00 AM 5/24/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems such as constipation and diarrhea, but these issues don't significantly affect their quality of life, a new study finds.
Researchers from Loyola University (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/23/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don't smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says.
Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed to protect against these (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Obese and overweight men and women who suffer from heartburn often report relief when they lose weight, a new study shows.
The researchers tracked the effects of weight loss over a year in patients who had a persistent form of heartburn known as (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Extra vitamin D "was associated with significantly less physical (More)
Posted 2:43 PM 5/15/2013 by Scott Roberts
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Simponi (golimumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.
The drug is designed to block tumor necrosis factor, which has a key role in causing abnormal (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/9/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- Infants' early growth is influenced by the types of bacteria in their digestive system, a new study says.
A variety of bacteria quickly populate the sterile digestive tract of a newborn. Norwegian researchers identified connections between specific types (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 5/8/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from recurring urinary tract infections may carry a particularly hearty strain of E. coli bacteria that flourishes in both the gut and the bladder, and can migrate back and forth despite repeated treatments, a small new study finds.(More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 5/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Yearly flu vaccinations are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease, but too few of these youngsters get a flu shot because their parents worry about possible side effects, researchers report.
Not only does vaccination help protect against the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 4/24/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that assesses levels of a compound produced in the stomach appears to be a strong indicator of whether there will be heart trouble down the road, researchers report.
The higher the levels of the compound -- called trimethylamine-N-oxide (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fecal transplantation -- an innovative enema treatment -- may help reduce or eliminate symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most children and young adults, according to a small study.
The process, formally called fecal microbial transplantation (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/5/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A proton pump inhibitor, a drug commonly taken for heartburn, may cause side effects.
The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these factors to consider before using a proton pump inhibitor (PPI):