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Soothing your tummy troubles

No one likes to talk about gas or bathroom mishaps, but digestive difficulties afflict tens of millions every day. Symptoms can be avoided with diet tweaks, lifestyle changes or over-the-counter remedies. Here are some of the latest science-backed solutions for three common gastrointestinal problems:

Constipation

You don't have to "go" every day but, in general, if you pass stools fewer than three times a week and they're small, hard and tough to pass, you're probably constipated.

Try this: Eat more beans.

They're packed with fiber, and they help the body form soft, bulky stools. A study found fewer than half …

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