FDA OKs Drug for Opioid-Induced Constipation
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has expanded the indications for oral lubiprostone (Amitiza) to include constipation in chronic pain patients taking opioids, according to the drug's manufacturers. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 24, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Approves Amitiza for Opioid-Induced ConstipationFDA Approves Amitiza for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The drug, lubiprostone, is the first oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in patients with chronic noncancer pain. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

OTC Constipation Treatment Beats Prescription Med in Review
07/06/2010, (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - April 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential benefits of a gluten-free diet
In the trendy world of popular diets, the latest catchphrase is gluten-free. This eating style is absolutely essential for people with celiac disease, who can't tolerate even small amounts of the protein gluten, which is found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. As many as two million Americans may have celiac disease, though only 300,000 or so have been diagnosed with it. Many people without celiac disease are also following a gluten-free diet, reports the April 2013 Harvard Health Letter. "It's a popular diet of the moment, but it really does seem to provide some improvement in gastrointestinal problems for a ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: How Did I Get Hemorrhoids?
Chronic constipation is a frequent cause Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Hemorrhoids (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hypercalcemia?
Discussion Calcium homeostasis is regulated by mechanisms involving the absorption from the gastrointestinal tract, bone deposition and resorption, and renal excretion. To review Vitamin D homeostasis click here. Serum calcium is found in three forms: free (47%), protein bound (43%) and diffusable calcium complexes (10%). The protein binding proteins are albumin (80%) and globulin (20%). The free calcium is the most important biologically. Acidosis also increases free calcium and alkalosis decreases free calcium. Problems associated with hypercalcemia include nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, constipation, polyuria, dehydra...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study finds no constipation, colon cancer link
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term constipation doesn't raise risk for colon and rectal cancers according to a new analysis of the existing evidence. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study Finds No Constipation, Colon Cancer Link
Long-term constipation doesn't raise risk for colon and rectal cancers according to a new analysis of the existing evidence.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colorectal Cancer, Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer–constipation link dismissed
The findings of a meta-analysis fail to support the common belief that constipation increases the risk for colorectal cancer. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - March 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Time to Talk Tips: What You Should Know About IBS and Complementary Health Practices
As many as one in five Americans have symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon and is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Many people with IBS turn to complementary health practices to help relieve their symptoms, and there is emerging evidence that some of these practices may have modest benefits. If you are thinking about a complementary health practice for IBS, here’s what you need to know: (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 18, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Complementary Health Practices
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon. IBS is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS is challenging to study because its symptoms are very non-specific, can be episodic, may resolve for long periods, and there are no diagnostic tests. This issue summarizes research on some of the most popular complementary and health practices people try to treat symptoms of IBS. Overall, although there is some emerging evidence suggesting that some complementary health practices may be helpful for IBS, there...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 18, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Is Dennis Tito planning a manned mission to Mars in 2018?
Tito's Inspiration Mars Foundation will announce audacious plans on Wednesday for a mission to the red planetIn March 2001, Dennis Tito, a US millionnaire, was an unpopular man in some corners of Nasa. Tito, an engineer by training, had offered the Russians $20m for a ride into space. That prompted an outburst from Daniel Goldin, then Nasa administrator. "We don't have time to hand-hold tourists that don't have the proper training," he raged.A month later, Tito blasted off on a Russian Soyuz mission and spent nearly eight days in orbit on the International Space Station. He fell around the planet, looked out the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: Blogposts World news guardian.co.uk Mars Science Space Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Announces Results From Long-Term Safety Trial Of Naloxegol In Patients With Opioid-Induced Constipation
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca today announced high-level results from KODIAC-08, an open-label, randomised, 52-week, long-term safety trial of naloxegol versus usual care (UC) in patients with non-cancer related pain... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 26, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Constipation?
Discussion Constipation generally is defined as infrequent or painful defecation. Constipation can be very disturbing to the patient and family who believe the stools are too infrequent, too hard or too difficult to pass. Most children develop constipation after the child begins to associate pain (e.g. a hard bowel movement) with defecation. The child then begins to withhold the stools trying to decrease the defecation discomfort. As stool withholding continues, the rectum dilates and gradually accommodates with the normal defecation urge disappearing. Passing large hard stools infrequently reinforces the defecation pain. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Constipation
Be sure to get enough fiber in your dietSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Constipation
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent ConstipationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/22/2013 8:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 22, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Physiotherapy aids defecation in constipated children
Physiotherapy may be an effective complementary therapy to laxatives for treating constipation in children, research indicates. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - February 21, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Seven natural solutions for chronic constipation
Mainstream medicine considers three bowel movements occurring less than three times per week a sign of chronic constipation. Mainstream medicine also considers one bowel movement per day more than adequate. Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and the Weston A. Price Foundation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy aids defecation in constipated children
Physiotherapy may be an effective complementary therapy to laxatives for treating constipation in children, research indicates. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - February 20, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Element of the week: lead - video | @GrrlScientist
What do California condors, Beethoven and crime rates share in common?This week's element is lead, which has the atomic number 82 and the symbol Pb. Its symbol comes from the Latin word, plumbum, for lead. Lead rarely occurs in its elemental form in the wild. It is typically found in ores along with copper, and in smaller quantities with zinc and silver. Pure lead is a dense, soft and malleable metal with a lustrous bluish-white colour, although its surface quickly tarnishes to a dull grayish color in air. Lead is widespread and easy to work with, making it a popular material throughout the history of human tool-making. Le...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Science Source Type: news

Featured in Journal Watch: How Do You Treat Refractory Constipation?
(Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 12, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Feeling Positive After Hysterectomy – Helen’s Story
They say we all have a cross to bear, and mine has always been gynae issues. Dodgy smears as a teenager, the agony of endometriosis and finishing off with a fibroid, despite having a Mirena fitted to control the endometriosis (Mirenas are often the first line of defense to prevent a fibroid increasing in size). I am 44, have never had kids and had a grapefruit sized fibroid. I opted to have a hysterectomy because my body had been through enough quick fix procedures. It was simply time to take control back of my own body. Reading your stories has made me consider how negative our experiences can be but I wanted to express ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 11, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Recovery Your Stories Fibroids Source Type: news

Toddler diagnosed with cancer after his mother refused to believe he was simply constipated is given the all-clear thanks to wonder drug
Sophie Maloney, from Nottingham, took her son Oliver to hospital with stomach pain. She refused to believe he was just constipated and an MRI scan revealed he had four tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaign to raise awareness of constipation in children
A campaign has been launched to help health professionals raise awareness of constipation in children. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - February 5, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Well: Treating Constipation in the Old
Scientists found that some laxatives had significant effects but that there was little or no evidence that enemas or increased fluid intake had any benefit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Body Laxatives Constipation Medicine and Health digestion Featured Diet and Nutrition Aging Fiber (Dietary) Source Type: news

FDA OK’s First OTC Remedy For Overactive Bladder
WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Jan. 25, 2013 — The FDA has approved Oxytrol for Women, the first over-the-counter treatment for overactive bladder in women 18 and older. The condition affects more than 20 million American women, according to Merck, the drug’s manufacturer. It will still only be available in prescription form for men. Oxytrol helps relax the overactive bladder muscle that leads to symptoms such as the sudden need to urinate and leaking of urine. Oxytrol for Women is in the form of a patch, applied to the skin every four days, Merck says. It is expected to ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news

The Distress Of Constipation In Seniors
For seniors who are constipated, the use of polyethylene glycol and lactulose are effective, according to a review of current treatments published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The article reviews the latest evidence on the efficacy and safety of treatments to help doctors treat their patients. Constipation, which increases with age, is a common complaint in seniors that can have serious health consequences and affect quality of life. Excessive straining in frail people can cause fainting and the risk of injury from falling or restrict blood flow to the heart and brain... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Osmotics Best for Constipation in Elderly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Osmotic laxatives have the strongest supporting data for treatment of constipation in older patients, authors of a literature review concluded. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiber 101: Soluble Fiber vs Insoluble Fiber
(HealthCastle.com) We all know the benefits of fiber! Fiber not only promotes gut health, but also helps reduce the risk of developing many chronic diseases. For instance, fiber prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. A high-fiber diet is also linked to lower risk of developing some cancers, especially colon and breast cancer. In addition, it helps lower LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Furthermore, high-fiber foods generally have a lower glycemic index value, an important element in managing Type 2 diabetes. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - January 29, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
Title: Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: ReviewCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/28/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - January 29, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Constipation Treatments Not Equally Effective: Review
Seniors with condition can suffer serious health problems Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post Op Recovery Questions – Lina’s Story
Hi Linda and fellow hysters. I am 43 and after 3 months of decapeptyl (and suffering the debilitating effects of a radically enforced menopause) treatment, I had my abdominal hysterectomy (kept my ovaries) on 30 Nov in order to remove an 8cm uterine fibroid. All went really well as was expecting a longitudinal cut but with an unexpected change of surgeon at the v last minute (my own surgeon was off sick) I had the under-tummy incision, which was great. Post- op ok-ish except I suffered 5 continual bouts of dreadful vomiting on the first day after the op which was incredibly painful, and trying to hold off the urges as i w...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 26, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Your Stories recovery travelling work Source Type: news

My laparascopic total vaginal hysterectomy – Samira’s Story
Hi, I wanted to share my experience in the hope it might help others. I had severe and persistent daily bleeding for about 2 years before I decided to have an operation. I had biopsies and tests to check it wasn’t something nasty over that period. Despite the fact I was tired and at some point anaemic I wanted to try non surgical options. I had a Mirena coil inserted and that reduced the severity of bleeding but wouldn’t stop. So I had a 6 month course of norethisterone which stopped the bleeding for 2 weeks out of 4 weeks at a time. Again this was better than before but still hadnt solved the problem. My speci...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 25, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories laparascopic hysterectomy vaginal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Don't Wait on Treating Constipation in Kids With LUTSDon't Wait on Treating Constipation in Kids With LUTS
Pediatricians should treat constipation in children with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) as soon as possible, rather than use a wait-and-see approach. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - January 23, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Efficacy of docusate called into question
Docusate does not significantly improve the management of constipation in hospice patients, show the results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - January 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Everyday heavy metal toxicity
We have no idea of the heavy metal dangers lurking about us. So, I am gong to present common heavy metals, what they may cause in cumulative amounts and their common sources. LEAD Constipation; Vomiting; Learning difficulties; Mental retardation; Hyperactivity; Vertigo... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Desire lost.
I had suffered a lot of blood loss and pain from the time i was twelve years of age and a hysterectomy was advised after injections and pills had been tried but some Doctors said that having a baby might end the problem it did not. I ended up spending three weeks out of every month in bed in pain and losing so much i could not go out. I had a tear on the womb and again an hysterectomy was advised on the birth of my second baby but who was going to look after me and my other child while i recovered i had no one so again it was put of. I was forty when i finally had the op- and i still feel it should not be decided upon wi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Source Type: news

Desire Lost – Jayne’s Story
I had suffered a lot of blood loss and pain from the time I was twelve years of age and a hysterectomy was advised after injections and pills had been tried. Some Doctors said that having a baby might end the problem it did not. I ended up spending three weeks out of every month in bed in pain and losing so much I could not go out. I had a tear on the womb and again hysterectomy was advised on the birth of my second baby; but who was going to look after me and my other child while I recovered I had no-one so again it was put off. I was forty when I finally had the op and I still feel it should not be decided upon without g...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 19, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories sex Sex Drive Source Type: news

Parkinson's Can Lead to Anxiety and Other Non-Motor Symptoms, Even Early On
MINNEAPOLIS – While movement problems are the main symptom of Parkinson's disease, a new study shows that even early in the course of disease people frequently experience many non-motor symptoms such as drooling, anxiety and constipation. (Source: American Academy of Neurology)
Source: American Academy of Neurology - January 15, 2013 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Drooling: A Symptom of Parkinson’s?
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – For many people with Parkinson’s disease, obvious symptoms such as problems with motor functions don’t appear until the person is well into adulthood. However, a new study has found that issues like drooling, anxiety, and constipation may be actually be very early non-motor symptoms of the movement disease. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's can lead to anxiety and other non-motor symptoms, even early on
While movement problems are the main symptom of Parkinson’s disease, a new study shows that even early in the course of disease people frequently experience many non-motor symptoms such as drooling, anxiety and constipation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 14, 2013 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parkinson's can lead to anxiety and other non-motor symptoms, even early on
(American Academy of Neurology) While movement problems are the main symptom of Parkinson's disease, a new study shows that even early in the course of disease people frequently experience many non-motor symptoms such as drooling, anxiety and constipation. The study is published in the Jan. 15, 2013, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to calm IBS without prescription drugs
More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a mysterious health condition that can manifest itself in many forms including upset stomach, constipation, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flatulence, and heartburn. Though distinctly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet and disease: the endless relationship
In Hawaii, as well as in the contiguous United States, flesh is consumed n excess. The result of this is that obesity, diabetes, heart disease, constipation, and cancer are extremely prevalent, with Hawaii being dubbed the "colon capitol of the world". A recent study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synergy reports positive results from Phase IIb/III chronic idiopathic constipation trial
Synergy Pharmaceuticals has reported positive results from Phase IIb/III trial of plecanatide in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 4, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Synergy Pharma rises on positive constipation study results
(Reuters) - Synergy Pharmaceuticals reported positive results from a key study of its experimental chronic constipation drug, putting it a step closer to hitting the U.S. market and competing with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc's recently launched drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Synergy Pharma's constipation drug meets study goals
(Reuters) - Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental oral drug to treat chronic constipation due to an unknown cause met the main and key secondary goals of a Phase IIb/III study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug for chronic idiopathic constipation meets study goals
(Source: Modern Medicine)
Source: Modern Medicine - January 2, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Digestive System: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a syndrome or group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or bowel (large intestine), which is the part of the digestive tract that stores your waste. Learn More About Digestive System: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: A Primer for Womens Health)
Source: A Primer for Womens Health - December 21, 2012 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized abdominal pain bloating bowel bowel movement chronic colon constipation cramping diarrhea digestion digestive tract digetive system digets discomfort fecal feces gas ibs irritable bowl syndrome large i Source Type: news