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05/13/2014

Vibrating capsule will treat constipation without drugs

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    A vibrating capsule meant to be swallowed may offer an alternative to medication for people who suffer from chronic constipation.
    The tiny capsule will be equipped with an electric motor that will cause the entire device to vibrate. The vibrations will be set to begin six to eight hours after the capsule has been swallowed, which will give it time to pass through the stomach and into the intestines. Once it has arrived at the intestines, the capsule's vibrations will stimulate the intestine's contractions, helping to move stool along in a more natural way than can be accomplished by drugs.
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