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No Increased Infection Risk Seen with Psoriasis, RA Drugs

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner MONDAY, November 7, 2011 (Health.com) — A class of injectable drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t raise the risk of serious infection when compared with more conventional treatments, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical …

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How to Ease IBS Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Doctors have long known that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis can temporarily ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But, new research suggests they could also offer long-term benefits. IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects up to 16 percent of …

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Could That Bloody Scene on 'Downton Abbey' Really Happen?

Spoiler alert: If you’re a Downton Abbey addict and you missed Sunday’s episode—or if you’re just a little bit squeamish—this is your final warning to click away. Last night on the British period drama, Lord Grantham’s health mystery came to graphic fruition when he vomited blood across the dinner table, a potentially life-threatening consequence of his stomach …

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7 Natural Remedies for IBS

Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough. It’s characterized by abdominal pain and either constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both, but its symptoms are different for every person who suffers from it. So, then, is what works to provide relief. Medications are available to ease the symptoms of , but …

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Fibromyalgia Drug May Help Treat IBS Symptoms

According to a small, preliminary study, a drug that’s typically prescribed for fibromyalgia might also relieve pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—the common GI disorder estimated to affect as many as 15% of adults. There’s not enough evidence to recommend pregabalin (sold under the brand name Lyrica) to IBS patients yet, says the lead …

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