Posted 5:00 AM 4/3/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the large intestine. When it flares, making changes to your diet may help ease symptoms.
The University of California, San Francisco offers these suggestions:(More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Several factors that increase the risk of blood clots in women during or after pregnancy are outlined in a large new study.
Women who were older than 35, who were overweight or obese, or who smoked were at somewhat higher risk of developing blood clots (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/1/2013 by By Alan Mozes
MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- When doctors use quick-and-easy disease labels to sum up symptoms of concern in an otherwise healthy infant, parents are more apt to want to treat their child with some type of medication, even if they're told that drugs won't help, new research says.(More)...
Posted 3:00 PM 3/29/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who take antihistamines to reduce stomach acid are at increased risk for infection with Clostridium difficile, a common cause of diarrhea, a new study finds.
Researchers reviewed the findings of 33 previous studies that looked at C. (More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 3/27/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Gastric bypass surgery may help people lose weight by changing the makeup of bacteria living in the intestines, suggests a new study conducted in mice.
Scientists from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston discovered that (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/20/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Norovirus, the infamous stomach bug that's sickened countless cruise ship passengers, also wreaks havoc on land.
Each year, many children visit their doctor or an emergency room due to severe vomiting and diarrhea caused by norovirus, according to (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Increased efforts to halt the spread of an intestinal superbug aren't having a major impact, according to a national survey of infection prevention specialists in the United States.
Hospitals and other health care facilities (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal condition that often triggers uncomfortable nighttime heartburn that affects sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation lists these suggestions to help keep GERD under control so you can get a better night's (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/22/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. veterans with chronic heartburn are often prescribed higher-than-recommended doses of medicines to control the condition and many are kept on the drugs far too long, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at 1,600 veterans who were diagnosed (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 2/20/2013 by By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted magnetic device could offer a new treatment option for people with chronic heartburn that is not controlled with medication, a small study suggests.
The study, reported in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (More)...