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  • Allergic, autoimmune diseases linked to functional GI disorders

    Patients with allergic or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders independent of psychological distress, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

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  • IBS and Your Period: Why Are Symptoms Worse?

    If you’ve noticed your IBS symptoms worsen during your period, you’re not alone. It’s quite common for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to observe their symptoms change at different points during their menstrual cycle. Experts have estimated half of women with IBS experience worse bowel symptoms during their period.

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  • What to know about appendectomy

    An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It is a common procedure that surgeons usually carry out on an emergency basis.

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  • What causes a loss of appetite?

    Anyone can experience a loss of appetite and for many different reasons. People may have less of a desire to eat, lose interest in food, or feel nausea at the idea of eating.

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  • Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer in women

    A new study suggests that a diet free from red meat significantly reduces the risk of a type of colon cancer in women living in the United Kingdom. When comparing the effects of certain diets to cancer development in specific subsites of the colon, scientists found that those regularly eating red meat compared to a red meat-free diet had higher rates of distal colon cancer -- cancer found on the descending section of the colon, where faeces is stored.

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