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General Surgeon Specializing in Treatment of Severe Acid Reflux/GERD Offering Minimally-Invasive Options

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Study Shows How Breast Milk Protects Against Severe Intestinal Disease in Preemies

The immune-boosting properties of breast milk have long been known. Now a team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins pediatric surgeon-in-chief David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., says experiments in mice reveal how breast milk works to ward off the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disorder.

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Esophageal Cancer: A Growing Threat Linked to Reflux

Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest-growing and deadliest cancers in the U.S. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed in 2015. Incidence of adenocarcinoma, a type of esophageal cancer linked to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) has risen six-fold in recent decades.

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New Research Sheds Light on How Popular Probiotic Benefits The Gut

The gut bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has a reputation as a helpful microbe. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have come up with an explanation for why. It appears that the bacteria may boost the activity of other gut microbes.

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New Treatment for Common Digestive Condition Barrett's Oesophagus

New research from the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust could transform treatments and diagnosis for a common digestive condition which affects thousands of patients.

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Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

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Trending Stories Report for 7 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: education, children's health, autism, obesity, smoking, weight loss, LHC re-start, malaria, food safety, kidney disease, and avian flu.

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CENTOGENE Revolutionizes the Clinical Interpretation of Rare Disease Genetic Variants

CENTOGENE AG (“CENTOGENE”) announces the launch of the world’s largest genetic mutation database for rare diseases, CentoMD®.

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Why Gastrointestinal Disorders Afflict Women More Often

Women are more likely to have irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders than men. A new study suggests that it’s because the intestine’s nerve cells are more sluggish in women.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Defined by Symptoms, Relieved Through Trust and Patience

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Irritable bowel syndrome racks up an impact on healthcare spending and quality of life: costing more than $20 billion a year in treatment and many missed work days.