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What can cause rectal pain?
Many factors can cause rectal pain. This article looks at the causes of pain around the rectum, the symptoms, and ways to relieve it at home. (Medical News Today)

How to recognize Candida in stool
The presence of Candida in stool does not always signal an overgrowth. Signs of Candida in stool include white or brown mucus, froth, or foam. Treatment options include antifungal medications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Stomach burning: What to know
There are many possible causes of stomach burning, including indigestion, ulcers, and food intolerances. Learn more about the causes and treatments of stomach burning here. (Medical News Today)

Gleevec (imatinib)
Gleevec (imatinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It’s also used to treat certain types of skin cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Learn about side effects and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bleeding hemorrhoids
A person can sometimes treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home. At other times, hemorrhoids may require specialist treatment or surgery. Learn more about the symptoms, home remedies, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about birth control nausea
Nausea is a common side effect of many forms of birth control. It often goes away over time, but a person can take steps to reduce or eliminate it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

World's first diagnostic blood test for celiac disease in sight
By pinpointing the molecules that people with celiac disease release after gluten exposure, scientists step closer to a diagnostic blood test. (Medical News Today)

What can cause anal swelling?
Many factors can cause anal swelling, or a swollen anus, which can be itchy or painful. Home remedies and treatments can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Could hormone infusions help people with obesity shed weight?
A new 4-week study suggests that hormone infusions may help people with obesity and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes lose weight and improve glucose levels. (Medical News Today)

Periumbilical pain: What to know
A wide variety of conditions can cause periumbilical pain, making it difficult for doctors to diagnose. Learn about the causes and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

Could the use of stomach acid drugs raise the risk of allergies?
A nationwide study of Austrian health records has found a higher rate of prescriptions for allergy drugs following those for stomach acid medications. (Medical News Today)

Whole-body vibration changes the microbiome, lowers inflammation
New research in mice suggests that this form of passive exercise improves metabolism by altering the microbiome and reducing inflammation. (Medical News Today)

Pulled stomach muscle: Causes, treatments, and how to identify
A pulled stomach muscle or a strain can cause pain and tenderness. Learn about the causes, such as exercise and overuse, as well as other possible abdominal injuries here. (Medical News Today)

Causes of mucus in a baby's poop
It is common for some mucus to appear in a baby's stool. However, if mucus appears frequently, it may signal an underlying condition, such as an allergy. Learn more about the causes and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

Are laxatives safe for weight loss?
Doctors do not recommend laxatives for weight loss as they are ineffective and can cause adverse effects. These include dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Learn more about the safety and risks here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about pantoprazole
Pantoprazole is a drug that can help treat conditions such as acid reflux and peptic ulcers. We look at pantoprazole’s uses, dosage, and side effects, and what to know before taking it. (Medical News Today)

What causes pain in the right upper quadrant of the ribs?
The right upper quadrant of the abdomen includes the pancreas, right kidney, gallbladder, liver, and intestines. Pain under the ribs in this area can indicate an issue affecting one of these organs. Here, learn about possible causes, their treatments, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistant UTI bacteria can hide in the gut
A new study reveals that superbugs that cause hard-to-treat UTIs can persist in the guts of some healthy women, even those with no recorded history of UTI. (Medical News Today)

What to know about omeprazole
Omeprazole is a common drug that some people take to treat heartburn, or acid reflux. This article looks at its uses, dosage, and side effects, as well as what to know before taking the medication. (Medical News Today)

Paleo diet may be bad for heart health
Researchers have uncovered fresh evidence that following a Paleo diet may place heart health at risk, and they identify a possible source of the threat. (Medical News Today)

Ways to improve digestion
Some methods of improving digestion include avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and fried foods, eating more fiber, relaxing the body, and getting light exercise, such as walking. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults
In the United States, colorectal cancer rates are rising in the under 50s. Also, diagnoses in younger adults are more likely to be of advanced disease. (Medical News Today)

What causes a pulse in the stomach?
Feeling a pulse in the stomach, or abdomen, is not a cause for concern in some people. However, in others, it may indicate an aortic aneurysm. Learn more about the causes, risk factors, and symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about alcohol bloating
Alcohol can lead to bloating by causing inflammation and discomfort in the stomach. It can also cause weight gain, which can give the appearance of bloating. Learn more about alcohol bloating and how to get rid of it here. (Medical News Today)

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