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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys. (Medical News Today)

What causes pelvic pain?
A wide range of infections and underlying conditions can cause pelvic pain, most of which are treatable. Learn about the possible causes of pelvic pain here, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What is appendix cancer?
Appendix cancer is very rare, and many people experience no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors often diagnose this cancer when it spreads to other organs or after they remove a person’s appendix due to appendicitis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can marijuana ease symptoms of Crohn's disease?
In regions where it is legal, many doctors are prescribing medical marijuana to treat certain conditions. Some small studies suggest that marijuana may also have the potential to relieve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. However, more research is necessary to confirm these findings. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's disease and pregnancy
Crohn's disease and pregnancy can affect each other. However, most women who conceive while their Crohn's disease is in remission can have a normal pregnancy and healthy baby. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How safe are probiotics?
Products that contain probiotics are more popular than ever. A recent article asks if they are safe and whether the evidence backs up their claims. (Medical News Today)

Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain
A new study describes how low levels of herbicide mixed with a common dietary compound can transport toxic proteins to the brain, causing Parkinsonism. (Medical News Today)

Celiac disease may be treated with cystic fibrosis drugs
New research investigates the similarities between cystic fibrosis and celiac disease, suggesting that drugs for the former may also treat the latter. (Medical News Today)

What causes abdominal pain and diarrhea?
There are many potential causes of abdominal pain and diarrhea, including infection, indigestion, and stress. Learn more about some of the common causes and how to treat and prevent it here. (Medical News Today)

Can probiotics cause side effects?
Taking probiotics can help restore the natural balance of bacteria in the gut and may help treat a number of health issues. Some people experience side effects from probiotics, though they are generally safe. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about appendectomy
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. Doctors use appendectomy to treat appendicitis. Learn more about the procedure here, including the recovery, complications, and risks. (Medical News Today)

What is FPIES and how does it affect babies?
Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a type of allergy that affects babies and young children. Symptoms occur after eating certain trigger foods and include recurring severe diarrhea and vomiting. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome affects many people's quality of life. New research now suggests, however, that hypnotherapy sessions can help relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between IBS and IBD?
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause similar symptoms to IBD. However, IBD and IBS are two different conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is herpes esophagitis?
Esophagitis is swelling and irritation of the food pipe, or esophagus. Herpes esophagitis is a type of esophagitis that results from infection with the herpes simplex virus. This condition is rare and usually only occurs in people with a weakened immune system. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of licorice root?
Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing tooth decay, and relieving stomach discomfort. Learn more about the possible benefits of licorice root here. (Medical News Today)

Milk of magnesia: What you need to know
Milk of magnesia is a common over-the-counter medication for constipation relief. Learn about the uses, dosage, risks, and interactions here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cassava: Nutrition and toxicity
Cassava is a root vegetable that people eat worldwide. Raw cassava can be toxic when people ingest it. Learn about the benefits, toxicity, and uses of cassava here, as well as how to prepare it safely. (Medical News Today)

Natural colon cleanses: Everything you need to know
A colon cleanse is an alternative remedy that some people claim removes waste and toxins from the colon. Learn about natural colon cleanses and whether they work here. (Medical News Today)

Why a low-gluten diet may benefit everyone
New research suggests that a diet low in gluten may benefit health, even for people who do not have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health?
How does antibiotic use in animals affect drug resistance in humans? What role do intensive farming practices have in this dynamic? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

Anticholinergic drugs: What to know
Anticholinergic drugs can help treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bladder conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In this article, learn about the different types of anticholinergic drugs and their possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria
Our gut microbiota can make or break our health. Researchers have found that our bodies keep bacteria under control by 'rationing' the resources they need. (Medical News Today)

Probiotics: When good bacteria turn bad
Using advanced techniques, researchers have investigated how gut inflammation develops. They come to a worrying conclusion about probiotics. (Medical News Today)

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