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Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for people who have to eat a gluten-free diet, an expert says.
Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn -- clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.
Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report.
Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.
Childhood Obesity Brings Host of Health Problems, Researchers Report

Obese children are at increased for liver disease, high blood pressure and heart disease, a new study warns.
Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

A lottery could be an effective means of getting people engaged in potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening, a new study suggests.
Drug Regimen Cures Hepatitis C in Most Liver Transplant Patients in Study

A new drug regimen is producing high cure rates in small groups of liver transplant patients with hepatitis C, researchers report.
Report: Fewer U.S. Hospitalizations for Hepatitis A

There has been a sharp decline in the rate of hospitalizations for hepatitis A in the United States, a new study finds.
World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery

He died in war-torn France of dysentery almost a century ago, but a World War I soldier is giving today's scientists important new insights into the gastrointestinal disease.

 

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