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Individualized diets for irritable bowel syndrome better than placebo
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say Yale researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing? Is a Low-FODMAP Diet the Next Big Thing?
Dr William Balistreri surveys the latest data on this dietary invention's efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/12/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 7:30:12 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 19, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Gut health: How often YOU should go to the loo and laxative advice revealed
CONSTIPATION, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea are common health complaints, doctors have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lady Gaga chronic illness: What is singer’s fibromyalgia condition?
LADY Gaga this week revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia - a condition with symptoms that include pain, fatigue and irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating? How YOU can recognise signs of ill health from your gut
BLOATING, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea and food intolerance are some of the major complaints people have relating to their gut. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut health: How YOU can recognise signs of ill health from your stomach
BLOATING, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea and food intolerance are some of the major complaints people have relating to their gut. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS warning: Bloating and stomach pain could actually be too much of THIS
IBS - or irritable bowel syndrome - is a common digestive condition causing stomach pain and bloating. However, symptoms could actually be triggered by an overgrowth of a yeast called candida. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS cure? Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms could be cured with THIS diet
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - also known as IBS - affects around one in five people in the UK, causing abdominal pains and cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and an urgent need to go to the toilet. Now experts have said a diet high in protein could ease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms? THIS diet could help soothe IBS and gut inflammation
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - also known as IBS - affects around one in five people in the UK, causing abdominal pains and cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and an urgent need to go to the toilet. Now experts have said a diet high in protein could ease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Five foods giving you tummy discomfort
STOMACH bloating is a common digestive problem and can be triggered by health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome or even ovarian cancer. Most commonly, however, it's down to diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is carbonated water bad for you?
Carbonated drinks are said to increase calcium loss from the bones, cause tooth decay, and trigger irritable bowel syndrome. How true are these claims? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome breakthrough - experts reveal THIS could be causing IBS
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - also known as IBS - affects around one in five people in the UK, causing abdominal pains and cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and an urgent need to go to the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't ignore stomach bloating - it could be a symptom of THESE three deadly cancers
STOMACH bloating is a common digestive complaint and can be caused by a variety of conditions - down to diet or even irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: Ignoring symptoms could lead to THIS bowel condition
GP appointments may be hard to get, according to a third of patients - but not seeking professional help about a minor health problem, such as food poisoning, could lead to irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS triggers: Five things that could be causing YOUR bowel flare-up
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome is a long-term, common condition of the digestive system that affects up to a fifth of people in the UK. This is what could be causing your symptoms, which include bloating and diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Pearls (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clinical Pearls / Teen Concussion & Menstrual Changes / Massachusetts FM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: What is the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A diagnosis of dysautonomia sheds new light on Sarah ’s pain
Sarah Fishman exudes vivaciousness and warmth. When describing her favorite activities, mainly swimming and rugby, her energy is infectious. It is hard to imagine that someone as lively as Sarah has been suffering from chronic pain her whole life. Since she was little, Sarah has struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common intestinal disorder that causes stomach pain and colon issues. However, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she started experiencing symptoms that were no longer recognizable. “My local gastroenterologist kept giving me treatments that weren’t doing anything,&rdqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Helen Santoro Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Alyssa Lebel dysautonomia headaches irritable bowel syndrome Source Type: news

EU Regulators Limit Symbioflor 2 to Irritable Bowel Syndrome EU Regulators Limit Symbioflor 2 to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The European Medicines Agency also directed the company that markets the probiotic to conduct a study on how well it treats variants of IBS.News Alerts (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome - breakthrough as experts reveal THIS could be causing IBS
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - also known as IBS - affects around one in five people in the UK, causing abdominal pains and cramping, diarrhoea, constipation and an urgent need to go to the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our gut talks and sometimes argues with our brain. Now we know how.
Scientists finally have a better idea why certain meals send you running for the bathroom. The discovery provides insight into the connection between your gut and brain and may point toward new therapies for intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. The team behind this is led by Holly Ingraham and David Julius of the University […]Related:Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That’s actually low.Their daughter died of a ‘brain-eating amoeba.’ A year later, they are suing for $1 million.More U.S. counties are finding mosquitoes that can spread Zika (Source: Washingt...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndrome
(University of Adelaide) Researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome CURE? THIS four week diet plan could also be key to weight loss
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - also known as IBS - which has symptoms including constipation and bloating, could be a thing of the past - after results of a new study were revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new gluten free? This is why eating white rice NOT brown could be better
GLUTEN free diets have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to claims they reduce bloating and conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome , but now experts are saying you should avoid lectins too, in the latest health trend to sweep the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s how vagus nerve stimulation is getting better
A vagus nerve implant with 2 electrodes – one to apply desired stimulation going down into the body, the other to block unwanted stimulation going up to the brain. [Image from Georgia Tech/Rob Felt]Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have reported success targeting vagus nerve stimulation – providing hope for people with a host of inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Researchers implanted a pacemaker-like device into rats and showed that it could electrically stimulate the vagus nerve while simultaneously preventing unwanted nerve acti...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Implants Research & Development Georgia Institute of Technology MedTech stimulation vagus nerve Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: THIS is why exercise could be bad for you
EXERCISE is considered to be part of a healthy lifestyle, but for some people - such as those with gut problems and conditions like irritable bowel syndrome - it could make their symptoms worse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome
By Susie Neilson I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and maintaining my digestive system, have an impact on what I think and do and say? That the content of my thoughts might be at least partially determined by the eggs I had for breakfast, or the vitamin C I haven’t consumed enough of? It boggles the mind (at least, a mind influenced by my microbiome, fueled almost excl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How The ‘Low-FODMAP Diet’ Can Help Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Laura Manning, MPH, RD, CDN Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Abdominal pain and a swollen belly, gas, constipation, or diarrhea—these symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affect one in seven American adults. A common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, IBS is a long-term but not life-threatening condition. Still, it can interfere with many aspects of daily life, and is one of the top reasons for missing work. There is no specific test for IBS, so gastroenterologists typically diagnose it only after testing for and ruling out all other GI problems. We do n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating causes: These foods could be causing your belly to swell
STOMACH bloating has become a common gripe, but while it can be a sign of something more serious - such as irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer - often it ’s harmless. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link shown between probiotics, improved depression symptoms
A study by McMaster University is the first to identify a link between probiotics and improved symptoms of depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood
This is an update of the original Cochrane review, last published in 2009 (Huertas-Ceballos 2009). Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), including children with irritable bowel syndrome, is a common problem affecting between 4% and 25% of school-aged children. For the majority of such children, no organic cause for their pain can be found on physical examination or investigation. Many dietary inventions have been suggested to improve the symptoms of RAP. These may involve either excluding ingredients from the diet or adding supplements such as fibre or probiotics. To examine the effectiveness of dietary interventions in improv...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I knew they were sugar pills but I felt fantastic’ – the rise of open-label placebos
IBS patient Linda Buonanno knew the pills she was given contained no active drugs, yet they had an immediate effect on her condition. So can placebos play a useful medical role?Linda Buonanno had suffered 15 years of intense cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and pain she describes as “worse than labour”. She was willing to try anything to get relief from her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and leapt at the chance to take part in a trial of an experimental new therapy. Her hope turned to disappointment, however, when the researcher handed her a bottle of capsules he described as placebos containing no active ingredient...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Placebo effect Science Drugs Source Type: news

Understanding the architecture of our'second brain '
Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organization of nerve cells embedded within the gut that control its function -- a discovery that could give insight into the origin of common gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Understanding the architecture of our 'second brain'
(The Francis Crick Institute) Scientists have made an important step in understanding the organisation of nerve cells embedded within the gut that control its function -- a discovery that could give insight into the origin of common gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome could be caused by THIS happening to you in childhood
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome is a long-term condition of the digestive system. It ’s exact cause is unknown, but new research might have found the answer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS patients (can't get no) satisfaction, UB study finds
(University at Buffalo) A new University at Buffalo study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Welby launches three more apps for pharmas J & J, UCB, and Nippon Shinyaku
Japanese health app maker Welby announced three new apps last month developed in partnership with pharma companies. Welby will add to its lineup three apps available only in Japan: an app for irritable bowel disease patients with Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Janssen; an app for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients with Japanese pharma company  Nippon Shinyaku, and an app for rheumatoid arthritis patients with UCB Japan. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Association Between Gut Microbes and Brain Structure in People With IBS
Study reveals findings about relationship between gut microorganisms and the brain in people with irritable bowel syndrome (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 7, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Digestive System Disorders Source Type: news

Gut microbes linked to brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome
Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained insight into the connections among childhood trauma, brain development and gut microbiome composition. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Salix Pharmaceuticals launches VR platform to educate clinicians on IBS
Salix Pharmaceuticals, a North Carolina-based drug development company that focuses on gastrointestinal conditions, wants to get the bottom of what causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). To study the common condition – which affects some 25 to 45 million Americans – Salix has developed an interactive, virtual reality platform designed to give clinicians a gut feeling for what could be causing IBS.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 5, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome
FINDINGSA new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms that live in the gut and the brain.For people with IBS research shows for the first time that there is an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. The results suggest that signals generated by the brain can influence the composition of microbes residing in the intestine and that the chemicals in the gut can shape the human brain ’s structure.Additionally, the researche...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: ‘Belly’ breathing can RELIEVE symptoms of the PAINFUL condition
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome - commonly known as IBS - is often triggered by stress. This is how you can keep calm and avoid gas-related bloating, cramps and discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplementation With Palmitoylethanolamide/Polydatin in IBS Supplementation With Palmitoylethanolamide/Polydatin in IBS
What benefits may dietary supplementation with palmitoylethanolamide and polydatin offer patients with irritable bowel syndrome?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome
Abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria are related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, scientists have discovered. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Findings are published in the journal Microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome: Delayed diagnosis causing MILLIONS to suffer untreated
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME affects one in five people in the UK - but millions are struggling to get a diagnosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resources for IBS Awareness Month
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is fairly common, though there are no specific tests for it, nor is there an exact cause. If you are looking to learn more about IBS, or promote information to help spread awareness, check out these resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Public Health Source Type: news

Resources for IBS Awareness Month
April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is fairly common, though there are no specific tests for it, nor is there an exact cause. If you are looking to learn more about IBS, or promote information to help spread awareness, check out these resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other reputable agencies to get started today! MedlinePlus Health Topics – Irritable Bowel Syndrome – MedlinePlus is NLM’s premiere consumer health resource, with information in English and Spanish, as well as other select languages. MedlinePlus is a grea...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Public Health Source Type: news