Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice
(California Institute of Technology) Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal issues, like abdominal cramps and constipation. Guided by this co-occurrence of brain and gut problems, researchers at the California Institute Technology are investigating a bacterium that alleviates GI and behavioral symptoms in autistic-like mice, introducing a potentially transformative probiotic therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A New "19 Quick Remedies For Constipation" Article Teaches...
The new “19 quick remedies for constipation” article on the site Vkool.com covers useful tips on how to get rid of constipation quickly.(PRWeb December 02, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/quick-remedies/for-constipation/prweb11382300.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Association between child maltreatment and constipation: A school based survey using Rome III criteria - Rajindrajith S, Devanarayana NM, Lakmini C, Subasinghe V, de Silva DG, Benninga MA.
OBJECTIVES:: Child abuse leads to multiple physical and psychosomatic sequelae. Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between child abuse and constipation among school children. METHODS:: Children aged 13-18 years were selected from four se... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a greater risk for children whose mothers are afflicted
A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) study indicates that children are more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if their mother is already afflicted. In the study published in the Journal of Depression & Anxiety, while fewer than 10 percent (8.4 percent) of the mothers were suffering from PTSD, more than a fifth (21 percent) of their children presented PTSD symptoms. Children who developed PTSD symptoms also had more psychosomatic complaints such as constipation, diarrhea and headaches. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Children are significantly more likely to develop PTSD if the mother is already afflicted
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) In the study published in the Journal of Depression & Anxiety, while fewer than 10 percent (8.4 percent) of the mothers were suffering from PTSD, more than a fifth (21 percent) of their children presented PTSD symptoms. Children who developed PTSD symptoms also had more psychosomatic complaints such as constipation, diarrhea and headaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

FDA accepts AstraZeneca's new drug application for constipation drug
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted AstraZeneca's new drug application (NDA) for naloxegol, an investigational peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - November 20, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synergy starts first Phase III study of constipation drug
US-based Synergy Pharmaceuticals has begun the first of two planned Phase III clinical studies to confirm the safety and efficacy of its lead GC-C agonist and once-daily oral treatment 'plecanatide', in adult patients with chronic idiopathic constipa… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 15, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GI Troubles Common, Linked to Negative Behaviors in AutismGI Troubles Common, Linked to Negative Behaviors in Autism
Constipation, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems occur more often in children with autism and correlate with behavior problems. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Autism linked to tummy troubles
Children with autism are six to eight times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal upsets than children who are developing typically, say researchers from the University of California-Davis' MIND Institute. And they say gastrointestinal (GI) upsets, including constipation, diarrhea and food sensitivity, are themselves related to behavioral problems, such as irritability, repetitive behavior and social withdrawal... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Management of Constipation in Parkinson DiseaseManagement of Constipation in Parkinson Disease
Learn the latest strategies to proactively manage constipation in patients with Parkinson's. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

New drug to help common bowel disease
(University of Adelaide) An international team led by University of Adelaide researchers has identified the mechanism of pain relief of a new drug for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation, based on nonclinical studies, and quantified its effectiveness in pain relief in human trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ADHD: Increased Risk for Constipation, Fecal Incontinence ADHD: Increased Risk for Constipation, Fecal Incontinence
Children diagnosed with ADHD have an increased chance of constipation and fecal incontinence; ADHD medications do not reduce physician visits for these issues. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Refractory Constipation: A Case Study in Evaluation and Management
Constipation is often a simple functional disorder that improves with changes in diet, hydration, and exercise. Dr Satish Rao, at the 2013 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting, reviewed a more difficult scenario that points up for primary care physicians the importance of a systematic evaluation. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - October 15, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospitalization for Constipation: A Most Preventable Admission
Hospital admission rates for constipation, especially among the elderly, have risen at a disturbing pace according to a poster presentation at the 2013 American College of Gastroenterology. Outpatient care may be part of the problem—and a place to start work on solutions. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - October 15, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid-Induced Constipation Market: Rapid Growth Expected By 2017
The opioid-induced constipation (OIC) global market will increase significantly from $144.42m in 2012 to $1.98 billion by 2017, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 31.9%, forecasts research and consulting firm GlobalData. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - October 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synergy to start Phase II study of constipation drug
Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP) has unveiled plans to start a Phase II trial of SP-333, the company's proprietary next-generation guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonist, for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
Discussion Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) or hyperreflexia occurs in people with spinal cord injuries where the automatic signals and responses within the body problem do not occur normally. The University of Alabama’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explains it this way: “AD occurs as a response to some type of irritation below the level of injury. The body tries to send signals to the brain to identify and respond to the irritant, but signals are blocked by the [spinal cord injury].” “Without communication between the brain and body, blood vessels begin to narrow and cause a rise i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia?
Discussion Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) or hyperreflexia occurs in people with spinal cord injuries where the automatic signals and responses within the body problem do not occur normally. The University of Alabama’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation explains it this way: “AD occurs as a response to some type of irritation below the level of injury. The body tries to send signals to the brain to identify and respond to the irritant, but signals are blocked by the [spinal cord injury].” “Without communication between the brain and body, blood vessels begin to narrow and cause a rise i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Home Care for Constipation: Demystifying Choices at the Drug Store
The array of drug store products to address constipation can be daunting. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter sorts out the choices and offers advice on when to see a physician. (Source: Mayo Clinic Health Information)
Source: Mayo Clinic Health Information - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Ironwood and AstraZeneca start Phase III study of linaclotide in China
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD) and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals have started a Phase III clinical study of linaclotide for the treatment of adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in China. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Critical new report uncovers the true burden of constipation in the over 65s across Europe
A new report The Burden of Constipation in our Ageing Population - Working Towards Better Solutions uncovers for the first time, the true scale of the problem of chronic constipation in adults over the age of 65. A group of experts has analysed all publicly available European evidence and the alarming results show how this condition is under-estimated, under-treated and overlooked... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Long-Term Efficacy With Lubiprostone in Opioid ConstipationLong-Term Efficacy With Lubiprostone in Opioid Constipation
Researchers urge early prophylactic measures to prevent a problem that commonly affects opioid users. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Gymnast’s Big Belly Solved
Readers solve the case of a 15-year-old gymnast with a terribly bloated belly.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Biofeedback Tests and Examinations Constipation Think Like a Doctor medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Chronic constipation "under-diagnosed" experts claim
Chronic constipation is “under-estimated, under-treated and overlooked” according to a new report by a group of experts Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - September 6, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Care of older people Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: The Gymnast’s Big Belly
Can you unravel the real-life case of a young gymnast who suddenly develops a huge and bloated belly? Solve the mystery with Dr. Lisa Sanders.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Tests and Examinations Constipation Think Like a Doctor medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Gut problems? Talk it out
For millions of Americans, daily activities are accompanied by gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain or constipation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prolonged Bed Rest Can Lead to Functional ConstipationProlonged Bed Rest Can Lead to Functional Constipation
Long-term physical inactivity can contribute to the development of functional constipation, according to a study in healthy volunteers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Constipation? Abdominal pain? Talk it out
For millions of Americans, daily activities are accompanied by gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain or constipation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive issues? Talk 'em out
For millions of Americans, daily activities are accompanied by gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain or constipation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut problems? Talk 'em out
For millions in the United States, daily activities like going to work or school are accompanied by bothersome gastrointestinal problems, such as abdominal pain or constipation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top Constipation Foods: 5 Foods to Avoid and 5 to Eat
Title: Top Constipation Foods: 5 Foods to Avoid and 5 to EatCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/28/2013 7:34:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2013 7:34:36 PM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - August 28, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Paid Constipation Clinical Trial Now Enrolling at Achieve Clinical...
Achieve Clinical Research is conducting a randomized clinical study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a new drug for the treatment of...(PRWeb August 27, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11050725.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 28, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Test for Worsened Constipation?
A 65-year-old multiparous woman presents complaining of having to spend up to 30 minutes on the commode with difficulty evacuating stool. Which of the following tests should be performed next? (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - August 15, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PEG Relieves IBS Constipation, but Has No Effect on PainPEG Relieves IBS Constipation, but Has No Effect on Pain
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 plus electrolytes may be of help in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients with constipation, according to a new study from the manufacturer. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Me and my operation: The buzzer in your body that can banish chronic constipation
A new procedure called sacral nerve stimulation helped Kathryn Davis, 42, beat chronic constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocaine may affect the way the body stores fat
Conclusion This study suggests that despite taking in more calories, and eating more fat and carbohydrates, cocaine users have a lower fat mass than non-users. The researchers suggest that this shows some underlying difference in how their bodies process fats, possibly due to lowered levels of leptin, rather than having a reduced appetite. There are some points to note when interpreting these findings: The researchers did not assess the men’s physical activity to see if this could account for the cocaine users’ reduced fat mass. They suggest that as the cocaine users’ lean mass (which includes muscle...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Food/diet Mental health Source Type: news

Home Remedy for Constipation | “Constipation Help” Teaches People How...
Constipation Help penned by Virginia Sturm is the latest book that reveals to people a home remedy for their constipation, a secret technique to improve their mindset significantly, and an advanced...(PRWeb August 09, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/home-remedy/for-constipation/prweb11009089.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Booze Restores Vigor, 9 Of 10 Charlatans Agree
In the old days, a case of the nerves, constipation or a general lack of vitality could lead someone to try a patent medicine. Though filled with sketchy ingredients, the old remedies may have worked sometimes, too.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Constipation?
Constipation can be a symptom of colon cancer, so if you regularly experience constipation, talk to your doctor right away. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - August 2, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How To Cure Constipation | "7 Common Causes Of Constipation"...
7 Common Causes Of Constipation created by Karlo Mauro is a new book that teaches people how to cure constipation naturally, quickly, and easily. A full 7 Common Causes Of Constipation overview on the...(PRWeb July 31, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/how-to/cure-constipation/prweb10977602.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 31, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Effects of a Probiotic on Functional ConstipationEffects of a Probiotic on Functional Constipation
What does the latest science tell us about the effectiveness of probiotics for functional constipation? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may boost babies' brain power
Conclusion This study had several strengths, including its large sample size and detailed measurements of how long mothers breastfed and breastfed exclusively. However, as the researchers acknowledge, in this type of study there is always a risk that confounders – both measured and unmeasured – can influence the results.  The researchers did take account of various possible confounders, including the home environment and maternal IQ. But there remains the possibility that other health, lifestyle and environmental factors could influence both the parents' decision to breastfeed and the child's future menta...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Amanda Ross, 41, gives birth 15 HOURS after discovering she was pregnant with her first child
Amanda Ross, from Yate, South Gloucestershire (with partner Paul), had been feeling bloated and blamed it on constipation. She was astounded when her GP told her she was pregnant with daughter Chloe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When In Rome Use the Criteria
Discussion Functional gastrointestinal diseases are very common problems throughout the lifespan. Estimates vary but around 13-38% of children and adolescents have weekly abdominal pain and 24% have chronic abdominal pain that last more than 8 weeks. Chronic abdominal pain was extensively studied by John Apley in the 1950′s and since then newer criteria have been developed for distinguishing various types of abdominal pain. See Learning Point below. A thorough history and physical examination is needed to distinguish these different types of abdominal pain and to evaluate for organic causes. Warning signs of potenti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cubist begins enrolment in Phase III efficacy studies of Bevenopran
Biopharmaceutical company Cubist Pharmaceuticals has begun enrolment in Phase III efficacy studies designed to assess Bevenopran, previously known as CB-5945, in the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 21, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low Dietary Intake of Fiber and Liquids With ConstipationLow Dietary Intake of Fiber and Liquids With Constipation
What does the latest research tell us about the connection between low intake of fiber and liquids and the potential for constipation? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Synergy reaches halfway point in enrolment of plecanatide Phase IIb trial
Biopharmaceutical company Synergy Pharmaceuticals has reached more than half of the enrolment target in Phase IIb trial of guanylate cyclase-C agonist, Plecanatide, in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 17, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cranberries not a proven cure for bladder infection
Conclusion This laboratory study showed that cranberry powder reduced the movement and expression of virulence factors in Proteus mirabilis, a bacterium involved in some urinary tract infections. This raises the prospect that a cranberry extract could be developed as an antibacterial to prevent infections in medical practice. However, this was exploratory research performed in the laboratory. More relevant research in people has already been done and was reviewed in two previous Cochrane systematic reviews of randomised control trials (see further reading for more information). It was unclear from the laboratory study wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Five unbeatable essential oils to help stop chronic digestive distress
If you suffer from chronic indigestion, constipation, upset stomach or some other persistent digestive disorder that you are having trouble remedying, essential oils just might be your answer for finding lasting relief. Here are five of the most effective essential oils... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts: Majority Of Americans Are Dehydrated
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen consipation dehydration Drinking Water Fatigue headache Paula Ebben Source Type: news