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The Value of the Rotavirus Vaccine
The best reason to vaccinate your children is to protect them from disease. Comparing the time before a vaccine to the time afterward shows how effective those shots are.
What's in the Water
Sometimes there's nothing like an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day or after an intense workout, but watch where it's coming from.
Yogurt Takes the Edge off Antibiotics
Diarrhea is a side effect of antibiotics killing off beneficial GI bacteria as well as pathogens. A review of recent research may shine light on a new solution to this problem.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Colon Cleansing Clogged
Commitment to regular bowel movements can sometimes lead one to take extreme measures. Many herbal products offer quick fixes to get the system to speed up.
Bowel Incontinence Options
With age, people often over-emphasize the importance of bowel movements. An absence of a daily movement can lead to panic and stress. What about those that have the opposite problem?
Vaccine for Kids Rocks
Rotavirus can happen to anyone, but is most dangerous for infants and the elderly. A vaccine is now available for young children between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks.
Gut Goes Crazy from Exercise
Endurance athletes are know to push their bodies to the limit. This may be the reason that the most common health issues of endurance athletes are overuse injuries. However, heartburn problems are becoming common among these athletes.
Cutting Out those Gut Feelings
According to results from two recent clinical trials, the antibiotic rifaximin offers substantial relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Run Your Butt Off
Exercise helps reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and Alingsås Hospital.