What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Toilet warning: Straining on the loo can cause rectal prolapse - warning signs
WHILE beige creamy foods can offer a much-needed comfort, your tummy might not be that appreciative of a long-term stodgy diet. Plus, expert warns that constipation isn't the "worst" consequence you might encounter as a result. This is because straining on the loo can lead to various health problems, including a rectal prolapse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Healing Is TikTok ’s Latest Trend. Does It Work?
Despite what social media might have you believe, there is no overnight shortcut to better digestive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Diet and Nutrition Bowels Microbiology Irritable Bowel Syndrome Fiber (Dietary) Diarrhea Digestive Tract Constipation Food TikTok (ByteDance) Sonnenburg, Justin L Content Type: Service Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: I've been taking a laxative for two years... could it harm me?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Constipation is a common problem, but laxatives are usually not recommended long-term because they can affect the balance of fluid in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Dealing with constipation
Nearly everyone deals with constipation at one time or another. About 16 in 100 adults, and 33 in 100 adults over 60, have symptoms of constipation, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Constipation is having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. While occasional constipation is common, some people experience chronic… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 14, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Mechanisms of defecation, constipation in women explained
Chronic constipation is a reality for many people ― more often women than men. Fortunately, these symptoms generally respond to dietary fiber supplements or over-the-counter laxatives. But when these symptoms do not respond, tests can determine the cause. Sometimes contents move slowly through the colon, or patients have a rectal disorder related to evacuation of stool. These are called defecatory disorders. Tests guide patients to the best therapy. For example, defecatory disorders respond to pelvic… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 9, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation May Help Ease Functional Constipation Transcutaneous Electrical Acustimulation May Help Ease Functional Constipation
Transcutaneous electrical acustimulation at acupoint ST36 on the leg improves functional constipation by enhancing rectal sensation and parasympathetic activity, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 8, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Former CEO of Drug Manufacturing Company Charged with Conspiring to Defraud the FDA and Distributing Adulterated Drugs
FDA OCI, Raidel Figueroa, CEO, co-owner, Pharmatech, LLC, drug, dietary supplement, manufacturer, Broward County, FL, conspiracy, fraud, Diocto Liquid, constipation, investigation, outbreak, Burkholderia cepacia, B. cepacia, infections, bacteria, contaminated, lies, FDA, pediatric patients, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 5, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of RYBREVANT ® (amivantamab), the First and Only Targeted Treatment for Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Exon 20 Insertion Mutations
Toronto, ON, April 4, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance with Conditions (NOC/c) approving RYBREVANT® (amivantamab), a fully-human, bispecific antibody, for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating epidermal-growth factor receptor (EGFR) Exon 20 insertion mutations whose disease has progressed on or after platinum-based chemotherapy.[i] Health Canada NOC/c is granted to promising new therapies for patients diagnosed with serious, life-threate...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Team Identifies Top Constipation Risk Factors in GI Cancer Team Identifies Top Constipation Risk Factors in GI Cancer
This study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.First Look (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 24, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

WHO postnatal care guideline supported by 13 Cochrane Reviews
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued anupdated postnatal guideline which is supported by evidence fromCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews and oneCochrane Incontinence review.Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with WHO since 2011, and a major aspect of this partnership is supporting WHO ’s global health guidelines with relevant evidence synthesis.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has a long-standing collaboration with WHO on the development and updating of Cochrane reviews that inform WHO ’s guidelines on global maternal and perinatal health.In March 2022, W...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Elobixibat Improves Constipation in Chronic Kidney Disease
MONDAY, March 21, 2022 -- For patients with moderate- to end-stage chronic kidney disease, elobixibat is associated with improvement in constipation and lipid metabolism, according to a study recently published in Frontiers in Medicine. Momoko... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What Are the Five Common Causes of Constipation?
Title: What Are the Five Common Causes of Constipation?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 9, 2022 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news