Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one
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Over a lifespan, symptoms of celiac disease tend to shift from the classic gastrointestinal symptoms in childhood—diarrhea, bloating, pain—to “non-classical” or “subclinical” celiac symptoms in adults, such as fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes.
Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly
Avoiding foods that contain gluten—the most common of a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley—is the latest dietary trend sweeping across the nation, with sales of gluten-free foods and beverages predicted to reach $6.6 billion by 2017. The popular press credits gluten-free diets with preventing a variety