Digestive System in the News

Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

07/31/2014 - But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

07/31/2014 - 40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others, Report Finds

07/31/2014 - But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy, researchers add

Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition

07/31/2014 - Less than one-third of home meals met federal standards for school-served foods, study finds

Once-Daily Inhaler Approved for COPD

07/31/2014 - Striverdi Respimat relaxes lung airways to improve breathing

Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms

07/31/2014 - Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

1 in 4 U.S. Kids Underestimate Their Weight, Study Finds

07/31/2014 - Kids and parents need education about healthy weight and healthful lifestyles, experts say

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival

07/31/2014 - Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

CDC Issues Travel Warning as West Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens

07/31/2014 - Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries

J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk From Market

07/31/2014 - Controversial device had been used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal

Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

07/31/2014 - Returning Guardsmen need help coping with family, money and job problems, experts say

Teen 'Growing Pains' May Persist For Years

07/31/2014 - Left untreated, knee discomfort can become chronic, researchers caution

Cold Sore Virus Active Without Symptoms, Study Finds

07/31/2014 - Research reveals ongoing struggle in the cells of infected people

Cholesterol Drugs May Speed Healing After Surgery

07/31/2014 - Statin therapy may affect inflammatory response and help wounds recover, researchers say

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes

07/31/2014 - Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

No TV or Obesity, But Ancient People Still Had Heart Disease

07/31/2014 - Mummy study shows that, just like today, inflammation spurred blood vessel blockages

Health Highlights: July 31, 2014

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Health Tip: If You Get Lost on a Hiking Trail

07/31/2014 - Suggestions for what to do

Health Tip: Choosing a Safe Summer Camp

07/31/2014 - Make an informed selection

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

07/31/2014 - Findings run counter to recent calls for strict regulation


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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 percent of adults have symptoms of IBS.