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Two New IBS Treatments Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
Common Syndrome May Boost Heart Risk
When the symptoms of metabolic syndrome combine, they can lead to heart disease or even death. But those with diabetes and high blood pressure may face the highest risk.
GERD: How Heartburn Can Turn into Something More
Do you have heartburn or acid reflux two or more times per week? If you do, it could be a sign of a more serious condition called GERD.
Some Smiles Might Hide Untreated Cavities
Flashing those pearly whites might brighten up the room, but new data suggests that many US smiles could be hiding something — problems with tooth decay.
Got Celiac Disease? Watch Your Nerves
Celiac disease patients may need to watch more than just what they eat when it comes to their health. They may need to watch the health of their nerves, too.
Cirrhosis Survival Spiked
Good news for cirrhosis patients: Survival may be much more common than it once was.
This Rx Combo Fought Hep C
Hepatitis C patients may soon have another medication option.
When Gluten Gets You Down
Wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease — one and the same, right? Well, no, not really.
Getting Physical Could Fight Liver Disease
Exercise — it's good for more than just keeping the weight off.