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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system that affects around twice as many women as men. Symptoms are usually worse after eating and include stomach pain and cramping, diarrhea or constipation, bloating, exce

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Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic study finds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A pilot study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly...

Can Castor Oil Be Used For Treating Constipation?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Constipation can conspire to ruin your day. What causes constipation and how can we prevent it? Learn how castor oil and other treatments may help

New breakthrough for IBS patients

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A low-FODMAP diet is now an established treatment for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but the diet is controversial and challenging to follow, and not all IBS sufferers have a positive...

Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies - including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products - for the...

Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation.

Mucus in Stool: What Does it Mean?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about the many reasons why there might be mucus in your stool. This article looks at the causes and possible treatments for mucus in stool.

Review of low FODMAP diet and IBS recently published

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology has published the review "Efficacy of the low FODMAP diet for treating irritable bowel syndrome: the evidence to date".

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A change in diet can improve the lives of those diagnosed with a common, but hard-to-treat gut disorder.

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis

Mon, 23 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT

There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured...

One in five rheumatoid arthritis patients missing recommended flu jab

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Research from The University of Manchester has found a shortfall in the uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations among those diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), potentially increasing...

Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Although drinking green tea is linked to many health benefits, a new study suggests that when consumed with iron, the main compound in green tea binds to it, reducing benefits.

Link between obesity and increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood.

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Gut reaction: Smart pill smells out the body's fiber factor

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:00:00 PDT

First trials of smart gas sensing pills reveal how low & high-fiber diets affect gut.

Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:00:00 PDT

For some time doctors have known that psychological therapies can reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in the short term.

Low vitamin D levels associated with IBS

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:00:00 PDT

People with IBS have been found to have low levels of vitamin D, and those who have taken a supplement have found that it helped to improve their condition.

Insensitive irritable bowel syndrome

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:00:00 PDT

Enteric nerves of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have reduced sensitivityFor the first time, biopsies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have shown that the nerves in their gut...

IBS in America: survey highlights physical, social and emotional impact

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:00:00 PDT

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) significantly impacts patients' daily lives; a new survey found symptoms can be so bothersome that many people would give up caffeine, their cell phone or internet...

Zonulin in the spotlight as researchers find new link with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PDT

The intriguing story of the recently-discovered protein, zonulin, advances a chapter today as Italian scientists announce the results of their latest research linking zonulin with two common...

Research finds new link between zonulin and two common inflammatory bowel conditions

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:00:00 PDT

The intriguing story of the recently-discovered protein, zonulin, advances a chapter as Italian scientists announce the results of their latest research linking zonulin with two common inflammatory...

Chronic abdominal pain: When bowels and brain are out of sorts

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Gastrointestinal disorders are often linked to psychological dysfunctions and can be explained by a malfunction of the communication between bowels and brain, as has been shown by a research...

How can one assess the effectiveness of hypnosis?

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Although hypnosis has existed for hundreds of years, today it is still difficult to clearly judge its usefulness in the medical domain.

Very little evidence for cutting out certain carbs to ease irritable bowel

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Value of FODMAP diet, developed in Australia to curb symptoms, questioned There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet...