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1/14/04

HealthWise at 5 From 1.14

  • Baby Carb Malabsorption

Babies and toddlers who seem fussy, may be feeling the effects of carbohydrate malabsorption. A recent study at the Sansum Medical Research Institute in California found that children fed certain juices, such as apple or pear juice, tend to have difficulty digesting the sugars in the juices, such as sorbitol. The carbs in white grape juice were more easily digested in the stomach. Carb malabsorption causes the sugars to end up in the lower intestine and colon where they are eaten by bacteria and turn into gas. This leads to bloating, pain and diarrhea.

  • Hot Water for BPH

An in office procedure is helping treat benign prostate hyperplasia patients. Aquatherm is an FDA approved therapy to heat and destroy excess prostate tissue that causes a constriction of the urethra. The procedure uses a catheter system to infuse water induced thermotherapy to the prostate. The treatment targets the unneeded tissue causing it to die and relieve pressure.

  • Antibacterial Resistance?

If you happen to use antibacterial soaps, cleansers and sanitizers, a new study shows you're not contributing to bacterial resistance. The Brigham young university study looked at homes in the US as well as the United Kingdom. Some homeowners used antibacterial products regularly, while others didn't use them at all. Examining samples from the homes of the resident, the researchers could only find negligible bacterial resistance-whether they used bacteria fighting products or not.

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