Combining three healthy behaviours can lower IBS risk, study finds
People who tick at least three out of five boxes including not smoking and good sleep are found to have 42% lower riskCombining three healthy behaviours can reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome by 42%, a study suggests.IBS affects the digestive system and its symptoms include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. People can suffer for days, weeks or months at a time, and symptoms can come and go. IBS is thought to affect up to one in 10 people worldwide.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Irritable bowel syndrome Medical research Digestive disorders Health Society Science UK news World news Source Type: news

Spoonful of kitchen staple on an empty stomach every day 'could save your life'
Research says the natural laxative can make you healthier. It's famous for helping with constipation, a common tummy trouble that makes lots of people go to the doctor. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I'm a stomach doctor and I never make this toilet seat mistake'
A Western toilet seat may be the primary reason for your constipation, a doctor warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Constipation Tied To Heart Disease Risk? Here's What Experts Say.
Research links the two issues, but there's something you should know before you panic. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 6, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The surprising reason you get constipated when you travel... and how to stop it
Vacation constipation affects roughly 40 percent of Americans, often as a result of dehydration, sitting still for a long time during travel, stress, eating unfamiliar or junk foods, or a combination of them all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonprescription laxatives for constipation: Use with caution
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 26, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 is a Magic Number?
Discussion 7 year olds (7YOs) should have gained refinement in earlier tasks and skills and are starting to develop higher level skills. As the range of skill mastery is broad during this early school age time, parents and adults often become concerned around 7YO if their child does not seem to have gained certain skills and “matured” like the other kids. 7YOs can: Gross motor Rides a 2-wheel bike well Can perform most activities of daily living almost independently but may need occasional help with difficult clothing, etc. Most, but not all, are toilet trained at night Fine motor Able to write including ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 22, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Linaclotide Doubled Bowel Movements in Children With Functional Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- A newly approved option for pediatric patients with functional constipation significantly increased the frequency of bowel movements and improved other burdensome symptoms as well, according to a pivotal phase III trial. Among... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 12, 2024 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Your Top Health Questions of 2023, Answered
We tackled congestion, constipation, coffee and more. Here ’s the advice you need for a vigorous new year. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Calderone Tags: Content Type: Service Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Add these gut-friendly foods to your holiday spread, says a dietitian and a gut health expert
Sweet treats and alcoholic drinks are adjacent to holiday cheer and though they make us feel jolly, our gut has a very different experience. Still, you can enjoy the holidays, and avoid unwanted issues like bloating and constipation, by eating certain foods that shore up your gut health, according…#darylgioffre #carolinemargolis #lifewayfoods #warrenbuffettguide (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Myths About IBD, Debunked
Michelle Pickens’ symptoms escalated in college. At the time, she was throwing up at least once a day, and experiencing frequent nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Juggling classes with work at a design studio became an extreme exercise in perseverance. She knew in her gut that something was wrong. Yet three different doctors “wrote it off as stress,” says Pickens, now 32, who lives in Annapolis, Md. Lab work and procedures to see inside her gastrointestinal tract showed nothing abnormal. “No one wanted to dig deeper,” she recalls. In a final act of desperation, Pickens sa...
Source: TIME: Health - December 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsay Lyon Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The keto diet protects against epileptic seizures. Scientists are uncovering why
The high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet is more than just a trendy weight-loss tactic. It has also been known to help control seizures in children with epilepsy, particularly those who don ’t respond to first-line anti-seizure medications.In a new UCLA study published in the journalCell Reports, researchers demonstrate that the changes the diet causes in the human gut microbiome — the trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms that live in the digestive tract — can confer protection against seizures in mice.Understanding how the function of the microbiome is altered by the diet could aid in the development ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Depression, Constipation, UTIs Early Signs of MS? Depression, Constipation, UTIs Early Signs of MS?
Depression, constipation, cystitis, urinary tract infections, and sexual dysfunction may precede a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis by 5 years, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 15, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

A New Drug Compound Shows Promise for Schizophrenia
For people with schizophrenia, treatment is an ongoing, life-long process of antipsychotic medications and psychotherapy. Medications are key to controlling episodes, but most have serious enough side effects—including uncontrolled muscle movements, gaining weight and drowsiness—that people skip doses or decide not to take them. In a study published Dec. 14 in the Lancet, researchers report on a promising new treatment for the psychiatric disorder that could give patients better options. KarXT, developed by biotech company Karuna Therapeutics, targets a different brain chemical than most existing schizophren...
Source: TIME: Health - December 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Mind, Body Symptoms Can Precede MS Diagnosis for Years
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2023 -- Patients in the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis might develop certain symptoms that offer an early clue to the degenerative nerve disease, researchers report. Depression, constipation, urinary tract infections and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news