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May 24, 2017

IBS Patients (Can't Get No) Satisfaction

May 9, 2017 — A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's ... read more

Health Psychologists Now Treating Functional Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and Other GI Disorders

Mar. 23, 2017 — Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, functional heartburn, functional ... read more

Certain Alternative Therapies May Help Patients With Bowel Disorders

Oct. 3, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Gastrointestinal Disorders Involve Both Brain-to-Gut and Gut-to-Brain Pathways

July 22, 2016 — New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a ... read more

Modified Rye Bread Helps Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

July 18, 2016 — 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. In a new study, ... read more

Improving Key Diagnostic Measures for Gastrointestinal Disorders

June 21, 2016 — Diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide, have now been amended by ... read more

Spiders Put the Bite on Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pain

June 6, 2016 — Spiders have helped researchers discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain. The international research team used spider venom to identify a specific protein involved in transmitting ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A first of its kind US trial shows diet changes helped those with a hard-to-treat gut disorder overcome symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The study measured the degree of relief from low FODMAP, ... read more

Breath Test May Help Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 10, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Do Anorexia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigues Share a Common Cause?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin, according to researchers. They speculate that all three disorders may be caused by antibodies to ... read more

Migraine, Tension Headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked?

Feb. 23, 2016 — Migraine and tension-type headaches may share genetic links with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a preliminary study recently concluded. Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common ... read more

Hay Fever Medicine Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Jan. 14, 2016 — The cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been identified by researchers. As a result, they were able to select a medicine that could reduce or end that pain. This ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — Researchers have conducted the first ever trials of smart pills that can measure intestinal gases inside the body, with surprising results revealing some unexpected ways that fiber affects the ... read more

Psychotherapies Have Long-Term Benefit for Those Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015 — The beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting, a new meta-analysis has ... read more

Large Proportion of IBS Sufferers Are Vitamin D Deficient

Dec. 21, 2015 — A large proportion of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are vitamin D deficient, a new study has found. The British study, which is the first of its kind, found that out of 51 IBS ... read more

Insensitive Irritable Bowel Syndrome Studied

Dec. 18, 2015 — For the first time, biopsies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have shown that the nerves in their gut wall respond poorly to a cocktail of inflammatory substances. This refutes the previous ... read more

Prebiotic Dairy Protein Promotes Digestive Health, Holds Therapeutic Promise

Aug. 19, 2015 — A protein found in dairy is discovered to be a prebiotic that holds promise for treating gastrointestinal conditions and obesity, scientists ... read more

Very Little Evidence for Cutting out Certain Carbs to Ease Irritable Bowel

Aug. 7, 2015 — There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet, to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short, concludes a ... read more

Anxiety Increases Risk of Gastrointestinal Infection, Long-Term Complications

July 2, 2015 — A team of researchers has made significant progress in uncovering the connection between psychological factors and the immune system. Their findings are based on an investigation of a massive ... read more

Pinaverium Shows Promising Results for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

June 30, 2015 — Pinaverium offers quick and effective relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to clinical trial results. Pinaverium bromide (pinaverium), an antispasmodic, is used widely in many ... read more

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