Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows
THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 -- People with constipation are more likely to develop kidney disease, a new study finds. The discovery suggests kidney problems might be prevented or treated by managing constipation, according to researchers at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Laxatives for Constipation
Title: Laxatives for ConstipationCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 10, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Laxatives (Constipation)
Title: Laxatives (Constipation)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 10, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What painkillers do to your guts: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Turn on your TV, and you're likely to see advertisements about products and medications to help ease constipation. Some of those ads are geared toward bowel issues caused by opioid use. In a recent study, Mayo Clinic experts say that opioids, which are the most frequently used medications for chronic pain, often cause constipation. In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why Opioids Can Stop Working
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog The epidemic of opioid abuse and the resulting increases in overdoses and deaths have been front and center in the news for quite some time. Now a little appreciated effect called hyperalgesia, an increased sensitivity to pain, can make these drugs less effective for chronic pain leading people to take higher and higher doses seeking relief, increasing the chance of addiction. Opioids can actually prolong and amplify pain rather than relieving it. Opioids are pain relieving drugs that include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine and other related drugs including illegal ones s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Karo Syrup Be Used for Treating Constipation?
What is Karo syrup? Learn about the causes and symptoms of constipation in children and the recommended treatments and prevention methods for infants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome: SIX ways to treat the symptoms of condition
IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, affects approximately 15 per cent of the UK population - causing abdominal pains and cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and an urgent need to go to the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: How dietary fiber makes you healthier
Eat more fiber. You may have heard that recommendation. But do you know why? Dietary fiber is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation, but foods containing fiber help in other important ways. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, dietitian Kate Zeratsky speaks with Jeff Olsen about the benefits of boosting fiber [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Doctors warn over natural therapies after autistic boy left severely ill
Police investigated naturopath after mixtures left four-year-old vomiting and constipated for three weeks with dangerously high levels of calcium in his bloodDoctors from Barts hospital have warned of the dangers of alternative medicines after a four-year-old autistic boy was admitted to hospital suffering adverse effects from a cocktail of supplements.The child, who was not named in a report of the incident, had been vomiting and constipated for three weeks and also lost 3kg in weight before he was taken to accident and emergency and diagnosed with severe hypercalcaemia – or very high calcium levels in his blood.Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Alternative medicine UK news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Constipation
Title: ConstipationCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 5, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Is a No-Grain Diet Healthy?
New York City restaurant Hu Kitchen launched their first grain-free bagel last week. It's a bold move in a city that prides itself on this breakfast staple. But the eatery already offers an array of grain-free foods, from 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers on "faux-caccia" buns to treats like banana nut muffins and berry crumble. Beyond its grain-free options, Hu Kitchen is at the forefront of many food trends. It describes its offerings as organic and "preindustrial," with no GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, emulsifiers, canola oil, or processed salt. "Don't knock it until you've cut it," said J...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osmotic and stimulant laxatives for the management of childhood constipation
Constipation within childhood is an extremely common problem. Despite the widespread use of osmotic and stimulant laxatives by health professionals to manage constipation in children, there has been a long standing paucity of high quality evidence to support this practice. We set out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of osmotic and stimulant laxatives used to treat functional childhood constipation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in the management of constipation
This report is about constipation, its causes and how it can affect people. It describes recent research findings about bowel management to avoid constipation and the management of constipation if it occurs. We also present a holistic approach to bowel care and management of constipation. The report has links to resources as well as descriptions of bowel management work by groups that sent them to us. Stories from family carers show very acutely the extent to which this apparently simple issue can blight some people's lives. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robin Williams' Widow Writes A Devastating Account Of His Final Year
Susan Schneider Williams, Robin Williams’ widow, wrote a devastating account of her husband’s final year of life before he died by suicide in 2014. An autopsy revealed that Robin Williams had Lewy body disease, an umbrella term used to describe both Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. In a letter this week addressed to neurologists, Susan described the “terrorist” who lived inside her husband’s brain and caused him to forget his movie lines, plagued him with delusions and paranoia, and engulfed him in fear, anxiety and depression. Her account of his medi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naloxegol cost effective for opioid-induced constipation
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lancashire teen diagnosed with bowel cancer at 19 speaks of determination to beat it
Doctors found that Hannah Lyson, of Lancashire, had five tumours in her bowel and liver. The teenager says doctors initially misdiagnosed her after she complained of back ache and constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac disease: 5 things parents need to know
Dr. Dascha Weir, associate director, Boston Children’s Celiac Disease Program It may be difficult for parents to hear that their child has a chronic illness. When the diagnosis is celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder caused by an intolerance to gluten, there is good news. CD is treatable by changes in diet. How it works: When food enters the stomach, it’s broken down into tiny digestible particles, which then travel through the small intestine. The small intestine is lined with villi — tiny finger-like projections that absorb nutrients from the food passing through. In celiac disease...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions celiac disease Dr. Dascha Weir gluten intolerance Source Type: news

Physiotherapy Relieves Constipation Treatment in Children Physiotherapy Relieves Constipation Treatment in Children
Standard treatment plus pelvic physiotherapy reduces functional constipation more effectively than standard treatment alone, according to results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy Relieves Constipation in Children Physiotherapy Relieves Constipation in Children
Standard treatment plus pelvic physiotherapy reduces functional constipation more effectively than standard treatment alone, according to results from a multicenter randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

5 Things You Should Know Before Trying an Elimination Diet
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Suspect you might have a sensitivity to gluten or dairy, but aren't sure which is the culprit? You might be considering trying an elimination diet. This short-term eating plan has gained popularity recently as a way to identify potential food issues, including allergies, intolerances, and triggers of irksome symptoms--from bloating, joint pain, and fatigue to skin issues like eczema. While there's no one-size-fits-all protocol, an elimination diet typically involves two phases. In the first, several foods are eliminated for at least four weeks, sometimes eight. Then, those foods are added back, o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Body Imbalances You Might Unknowingly Experience
By: Cassie Shortsleeve Technology has improved our lives in many ways, but not without some consequences, including these five common bodily aches. Here's how to address the pain without pulling the plug. There's no doubt that technology has its perks, from allowing us to work from all corners of the earth to meditating via an app at the touch of a finger. But despite the many advantages technology brings us every single day, it also has a downside--one that can be very painful if ignored. Americans suffer from a number of ailments relating to technology, including a type of back and shoulder pain that is now often refer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can ‘electroacupuncture’ ease constipation?
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve severe constipation, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture Effective, Safe for Chronic Constipation Acupuncture Effective, Safe for Chronic Constipation
Electroacupuncture increases complete spontaneous bowel movements and is safe for treatment of patients with chronic severe functional constipation, data from a randomized controlled trial showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
Title: Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 13, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Tied to Improvements in Chronic Constipation (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Electroacupuncture improves symptoms of chronic constipation, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study.Over 1000 patients with chronic, severe functional constipation … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 -- People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests. After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture -- acupuncture involving electrical stimulation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperphosphatemia?
Discussion Constipation is a common problem in general pediatrics and its causes are numerous. It can cause acute and recurrent abdominal pain and is a cause of abdominal distention. Patients who are young, whose presentations are other than routine or who had complications should be invested for underlying causes of their constipation. This patient had undergone some evaluations in the past for constipation but because of the presentation of sepsis a more rigorous evaluation was undertaken. The differential diagnoses of the following can be found here: constipation, acute abdominal pain, recurrent abdominal pain, and abdo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 12, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Longer survival of advanced cancer patients given methylnaltrexone for constipation suggests role for mu opiate receptor in cancer progression
Opioid painkillers and their receptor in cells -- the mu opiate receptor -- could be involved in cancer progression, and could thus be a target for treatments, a study of advanced cancer patients suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yoga And Celiac Disease
I was diagnosed with celiac disease ("celiac") in 2012. As a result, my life changed dramatically. What I thought would be a diet change turned out to be a lifestyle change affecting every part of my life - family, social, travel, and work. My symptoms ranged from the traditional gastrointestinal symptoms to extreme fatigue, lactose intolerance, and vitamin D insufficiency. Four years later, planning and preparing meals and monitoring and managing symptoms are now a normal part of my daily life. The new normal. Celiac is a genetic, systemic autoimmune disorder caused by exposure to gluten. Gluten is a protein fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management of constipation in people with learning disabilities
Public Health England has published a report on constipation focused on the particular needs of people with learning disabilities. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 30, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diet By The Decade: Your Guide To Feeling Great Every Decade
Every decade for a woman comes with new responsibilities, changing hormones and shifting nutritional needs. Trying to follow the best nutritional advice can be a daunting task, but easier if we can understand our nutritional needs for every decade. Knowing the best foods to include in your daily diet can leave you feeling your very best, regardless of your age. The Roaring 20s A busy decade for young women, most women at this age are busy founding their careers, starting families or exploring relationships. Women in their 20s need to focus their diets on getting enough of these key nutrients; calcium, iron and b vitamins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Constipation in Children
Constipation in children Men's health: Prevent the top threats Slideshow: Poison ivy and other summer skin irritants Stroke is a medical emergency Fitness: Create a program that's right for you (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Peritoneal Mesothelioma May Be Linked to Crohn ’ s Disease
Chronic abdominal inflammation, typical of Crohn’s disease, could be a contributing factor in the development of peritoneal mesothelioma, according to a recent study. Pathologists from the University of Vermont and Duke University studied the link between the two diseases, raising the possibility of a previously underreported connection. The Journal of Clinical Pathology earlier this month published the retrospective study, providing insights on new inflammatory pathways that may lead to one type of the rare asbestos-related cancer. “The observations in this study prompt consideration of chronic serosal inflamm...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2016 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

3 Drugs with the Most Severe Side Effects
Image Source Drugs have been known to have some sort of side effects on patients. Most of them are not often discussed in the health tabloids. While other drugs have side effects that are very nominal when compared to the benefits the patient derives from their usage, others have side effects that can impact the lives of their users forever. The most common side effects people experience from drug usage are gastrointestinal related issues which include constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Some other drugs can leave you feeling tired and dizzy for a short period of time. Combining these drugs with simple aspirin will usuall...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perfect painkiller? Safe alternative to opiates may have been found
Conclusion This experimental study identified a new compound, PZM21, and investigated its effectiveness and safety in mice compared to morphine and TRV130. This research hopes to aid the development of an effective alternative to morphine that has none of the drawbacks, such as respiratory depression, constipation and addiction. The researchers' experiments in mice found that PZM21 was more effective as a longer-lasting painkiller than morphine and that, at equal painkilling doses, had hardly any effect on respiratory depression, unlike morphine. They also found that compared to morphine, the constipating effect was reduce...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Neurology Source Type: news

New Opioid May Kill Pain Without The Side Effects
BOSTON (CBS) – Scientists are studying a new opioid that has the pain killing effects of morphine without the side effects. Researchers in California tested the new drug on mice and found that it could reduce pain signals in the brain similar to morphine without causing constipation or breathing problems, which can result in death. The drug may also pose less risk for addiction. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

When eating fibre can make you even MORE bunged up: Patients struggling to go to the loo are often given wrong advice by doctors
While fibre can help get things moving for some people, in many others with severe constipation, extra roughage can actually congest the bowel further. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) for Head and Neck Cancer
By Stacy SimonThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to treat people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that has spread or come back after previous chemotherapy treatment. It’s the first immunotherapy drug approved for head and neck cancer. Keytruda is already approved for melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer.The FDA based its approval on a clinical trial of 174 people with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma that had spread or come back after they were treated with platinum-based chemotherapy. Tumors shrank or disappeared in 16% of the participants who were given...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - August 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Source Type: news

Laurel Cohen dies 10 WEEKS after giving birth because the pregnancy masked the cancer
Laurel Cohen, from London, experienced abdominal pain, shortness of breath and constipation but thought they were just a normal part of her pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Commonly Used Drugs Are Useless
Some medications are life saving. I am so thankful for the trusty med that tames my atrial fibrillation. Many meds are helpful -- demonstrating superiority to placebo in ways that are clearly clinically significant and life enhancing. But many (perhaps most) drugs are probably no more than very expensive placebos. Patients get prescriptions from doctors when their symptoms are most severe and improve with time and positive expectation, not because the med is really effective. Doctors and patients need independent, objective information on drug efficacy and risks. The multibillion dollar pharma marketing machine can tu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

ColonaryConcepts begins Phase Ib trial of edible bar delivering laxative ingredient to treat CIC
US-based biotech firm ColonaryConcepts has initiated the Phase Ib Chronic Constipation trial of C-bar, delivering PEG-3350 to treat chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Juice diets can lead to migraines and fertility problems according to new study
The craze for juicing can cause a range of health problems, experts warn. These include migraines, fatigue, constipation, fertility problems, loss of muscle and liver damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soluble/insoluble Fibre vs. Psyllium for Chronic Constipation Soluble/insoluble Fibre vs. Psyllium for Chronic Constipation
Fiber supplements are useful in the treatment of chronic constipation, but which type is most effective, and best tolerated? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Okays Oral Relistor for Opioid-Induced Constipation FDA Okays Oral Relistor for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The agency has approved a more convenient tablet form vs subcutaneous injections for patients with noncancer pain who have opioid-induced constipation. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Valeant Gets FDA OK for Anticonstipation Tablets Developed by Progenics
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for Relistor tablets to treat opioid-induced constipation for patients with noncancer pain. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Beans, Beans, The Magical Food
It was discovered that my eight-year-old daughter is full of poop. Literally, full of poop. At a check-up appointment the doctor discovered that she doesn't empty everything and stool is sitting inside her little body that is causing problems. Shortly after this revelation I too went to the doctor. After x-rays were run, I was told I suffer from "chronic constipation" and was also full of crap. Yep. I only poop about every three to four days. While I can openly talk and write about pooping, I have an issue with actually going number two in front of people. Anxiety sets in if I have to go in public or, heaven f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeant and Progenics Announce FDA Approves Relistor Tablets for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation in Adults with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
LAVAL, Quebec and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE & TSX: VRX) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 19, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news