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Probiotic formula prevents diarrhea

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A commercially available formula of Lactobacillus acidophilus and L. casei prevents Clostridium difficile infection and diarrhea during antibiotic treatment, according to a single-center study from China. Although...

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Is laparoscopy feasible for early gallbladder cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In selected patients with suspected early-stage gallbladder carcinoma, laparoscopy is a safe approach, Korean physicians report in the February Archives of Surgery. “Although laparoscopic surgery is widely applied in a...

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H. pylori eradication in peptic ulcer disease may up risk of GERD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with peptic ulcers, eradication of Helicobacter pylori seemed to double the risk of new-onset reflux – but only in cohort study subgroups, and not in randomized trials, according to a new...