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HealthDay News: Gastrointestinal

Your Digestive Tract's Surface Is the Size of a Studio Apartment

The inner surface of your gastrointestinal tract is as large as a small studio apartment, or between about 100 and 130 square feet, according to a new study.
Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplants for Diarrhea: Study

Using frozen material for fecal transplants is as effective as fresh material in curing people with chronic diarrhea caused by recurrent infection with Clostridium difficilebacteria, according to a small new study.
Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes

Aspirin seems to halve the risk of colon cancer in people with high levels of a genetic enzyme found in the colon, a new study says.
Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids

Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease -- an allergy to gluten -- Italian researchers report.
Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

Researchers report that an experimental drug has cured more than 95 percent of patients infected with hepatitis C, including some who failed other treatments.
Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.
Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.
Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally.
Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

 

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