Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Research finds little evidence to support elimination diet's use Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Diets, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Very little evidence for cutting out certain carbs to ease irritable bowel
There is very little evidence to recommend avoiding certain types of dietary carbohydrate, known as the FODMAP diet, to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS for short, concludes a review of the available data. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Woman with IBS goes from a size ten to a size zero to a size six
Jenna Birch, 23, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a size ten until the age of 21. The writer shrunk to a size zero (left) after suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. She is now a healthy size six (right). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS: The Truth About 9 Common Myths
WebMD debunks popular myths about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer
UCLA scientists have discovered an experimental therapy capable of suppressing the development of ulcerative colitis, a disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis patients have an increased risk of developing colon cancer, but doctors still are unsure why. The treatment uses a chemical to block an RNA molecule that’s involved in the transmission of genetic information and is typically found in high levels in people with ulcerative colitis. Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos, a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Christos Polytarchou, a UCLA assistant profess...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 28, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What’s Useful for Managing IBS Symptoms?
NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the scientific evidence on complementary health approaches for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 21, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Why Do People Do Yoga?
After my last weekend of yoga teacher training, a friend asked me over dinner, "Why do you do yoga? So you can learn to do what... headstands?" Why do people do yoga? More than 90 percent of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. But, for most people, their primary reason for doing yoga will change. Two-thirds of yoga students and 85 percent of yoga teachers have a change of heart regarding why they do yoga -- most often changing to spirituality or self-actualization, a sense of fulfilling their potential. Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ironwood eyes China for IBS drug
Cambridge-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. is reporting promising clinical trial data about its irritable bowel syndrome drug developed with AstraZeneca, news that has prompted the companies to look at Chinese regulatory approval. Data coming out of the trial indicates that the drug, known as linaclotide, significantly improved several areas of irritable bowel syndrome-constipation, including abdominal pain, bloating, and frequency of bowel movements. The most common adverse side effect was diarrhea. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 8, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Pinaverium Effectively Treats IBS Symptoms in RCT Pinaverium Effectively Treats IBS Symptoms in RCT
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who took pinaverium had significant improvement in abdominal pain and stool consistency compared with patients who took placebo in the double-blind trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 8, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST July 4
LISTEN: MayoClinicRadio 07-04-15 PODCAST On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Yuri Saito discuss the differences between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and explain how each is treated. Also on the program, Dr. Thomas Allison, director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Cardiology Program, talks about a simple treadmill [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST 7/4/2015
LISTEN: MayoClinicRadio 07-04-15 PODCAST On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Yuri Saito discuss the differences between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and explain how each is treated. Also on the program, Dr. Thomas Allison, director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Cardiology Program, talks about a simple treadmill [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

IBD and IBS/Treadmill Test/Weight-Loss Maintenance: Mayo Clinic Radio
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two very different chronic digestive system conditions that are sometimes confused with one another. On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Yuri Saito discuss the differences between IBD and IBS, and explain how each is treated. Also on the program, Dr. Thomas Allison, director  of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 6, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo clinic radio
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two very different chronic digestive system conditions that are sometimes confused with one another. On this week's program, gastroenterologists Dr. Sunanda Kane and Dr. Yuri Saito discuss the differences between IBD and IBS, and explain how each is treated. Also on the program, Dr. Thomas Allison, director  of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Pinaverium shows promising results for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
Pinaverium offers quick and effective relief of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to clinical trial results. Pinaverium bromide (pinaverium), an antispasmodic, is used widely in many countries around the world, including European countries, Canada and Mexico. However, original clinical studies on pinaverium are scarce and there has been no convincing evidence for its effectiveness and safety. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Viberzi (eluxadoline) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhoea (IBS-D)
Viberzi (eluxadoline), an oral tablet developed by Actavis, is indicated for the treatment of adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers
Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by -- and perhaps related to -- other physical and mental conditions that include fatigue, cognitive impairment, irritable bowel syndrome and sleep disturbance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monthly News Roundup - May 2015
Viberzi and Xifaxan FDA-Approved For Diarrhea-Predominant IBS Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) may affect up to 15 million Americans, especially women, and treatment options are limited. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rifaximin for IBS: Where Do We Stand?Rifaximin for IBS: Where Do We Stand?
Dr David Johnson reviews the latest data on rifaximin treatment for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - May 29, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Two New Treatments for Diarrhea-Predominant IBS (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Eluxadoline (Viberzi) and rifaximin (Xifaxan) have both been approved to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. The approvals … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea
The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Both treat diarrhea that can strike some with the gastrointestinal disorderSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Salix acquisition, Valeant receives FDA approval for IBS-D drug
Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) traded up about 1.5 percent after markets closed Wednesday on news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Xifaxan to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women. Quebec's Valeant acquired Xifaxan when it bought Raleigh’s Salix Pharmaceuticals for $11 billion, or $173 per share in cash, in April. Already, Xifaxan was Salix’s biggest seller, but the new indication could drive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 28, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Actavis's Viberzi gets FDA approval to treat IBS-D
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for Actavis's Viberzi (eluxadoline) as a twice-daily and oral treatment for adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - May 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Okays Two Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Both treat IBS accompanied by diarrhea (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 28, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

After Salix acquisition, Valeant receives FDA approval for IBS-D drug
Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) traded up about 1.5 percent after markets closed Wednesday on news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Xifaxan to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women. Quebec's Valeant acquired Xifaxan when it bought Raleigh’s Salix Pharmaceuticals for $11 billion, or $173 per share in cash, in April. Already, Xifaxan was Salix’s biggest seller, but the new indication could drive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 27, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

FDA approves two therapies to treat IBS-D
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 27, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Two Therapies to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)
May 27, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin), two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adult men and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This Is What Happens After You Die
(Photo: © Lightning + Kinglyface and Jess Bonham) Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi.“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the fresher a body is, the easier it is for me to work on.”Williams speaks softly and has a happy-go-lucky demeanor that belies the nature of her work. Raised and now employed at a family-run funeral home i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain
If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders. The study looked at people who had either irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel disease (IBD). It found that those who did yoga and meditation regularly for two months had fewer symptoms associated with the two gut disorders. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New tests for common gastrointestinal disorder
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects millions, but it can be difficult to diagnose. Two simple new blood tests could help. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tests offer hope for millions with irritable bowel
The condition can be hard to diagnose, but new blood tests prove it is not all in patients' heads (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation Could Help Alleviate Gut Disorder Symptoms
By: Esha Dey Published: May 13, 2015 07:37am ET on LiveScience.com. If you thought meditation was only good for your emotional well-being, think again. A new study shows that meditation may actually alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders by altering certain genetic signals. The study looked at people who had either irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel disease (IBD). It found that doing yoga and meditating regularly for two months eased the symptoms associated with the two gut disorders, the researchers said. This mind-and-body intervention seemed to work by inducing genetic changes in the body, the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

IBS blood tests could mean earlier diagnosis, expert says
Two new blood tests may help quickly and accurately diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), research suggests You must sign in to continue reading this article Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 15, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Lifestyle Editor ' s pick Featured Articles Latest News Source Type: news

The Great Pot Experiment
Barcott is a journalist who has contributed to the New York Times, National Geographic and other publications. Scherer is TIME’s Washington bureau chief. Portions of this article were adapted from Barcott’s new book “Weed the People, the Future of Legal Marijuana in America,” from TIME Books, is now available wherever books are sold, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound. Yasmin Hurd raises rats on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that will blow your mind. Though they look normal, their lives are anything but, and not just because of the pricey real estate they call home on the 10t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan Gibson Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

9 Common Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia And What To Do If You're Diagnosed
Today is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, which raises awareness for a chronic disorder that impacts an estimated five million adults in the United States, and is characterized by widespread pain and tenderness, often accompanied by fatigue, impaired memory and other physical issues. The condition may occur with other chronic pain conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but researchers believe it could be the result of several factors, including genetics, illness and physical or emotional trauma, which lead to an abnormal processing of pain. In t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How relaxation response may help treat two gastrointestinal disorders
Participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and on the expression of genes related to inflammation and the body's response to stress. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study reveals how relaxation response may help treat 2 gastrointestinal disorders
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A pilot study has found that participating in a nine-week training program including elicitation of the relaxation response had a significant impact on clinical symptoms of the gastrointestinal disorders irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease and on the expression of genes related to inflammation and the body's response to stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/27/15
In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: April is IBS Awareness Month. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common and chronic disorder that affects the large intestine, causing cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Yuri Saito says 1 out of 10 adults may suffer from IBS and provides tips on how to manage [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 27, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diet and Irritable Bowel SyndromeDiet and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Do certain foods exacerbate symptoms in IBS patients? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

5 Ways to Make Irritable Bowel Syndrome Easier to Manage
Irritable bowel syndrome can be embarrassing and uncomfortable and includes symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea and constipation. Try these five tips to make this syndrome more manageable. Keep a journal. Many people have different triggers and symptoms. Start a journal to record what you ate, what you were doing and any medications that you took when symptoms began. This will allow you to better understand your body and which foods to avoid, as well as provide other, important information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. James Pritchard Source Type: news

Microbes help produce serotonin in gut
Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral serotonin has been linked to diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. New research shows that certain bacteria in the gut are important for the production of peripheral serotonin. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Therapeutic Option for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Serum-Derived...
Entera Health, Inc. Announces the Publication of a Case Series that Summarizes Positive Responses to Oral Administration of Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin/Protein Isolate (SBI) in Patients with...(PRWeb April 07, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12630280.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Laura Everley discovers she has cancer thanks to Facebook
Laura Everley, 36, from West Sussex, had thought she had irritable bowel syndrome or endometriosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a gastroenterologist had yielded the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after testing that included an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, blood work, and an MRI -- all of which were essentially normal. Rosie's doctor prescribed Amitiza, a drug typically given for constipation, which caused her nausea and abdominal pain. She stopped taking i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Food Addiction: It's Not About Willpower
While it's nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an "obesity epidemic," our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebola epidemic by saying to those who contracted the disease, "Try harder not to get sick." Despite what our culture, exercise and diet industries would have us believe, there's growing evidence that combatting obesity is not about willpower. And while our society is indeed structured to make lack of exercise an easy default, and high-calorie, low-nutrition products ever-present, the fact is that people are addicted to food in a way that is killing them. To g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten-Free for IBS, Fibromyalgia and Lymphocytic EnteritisGluten-Free for IBS, Fibromyalgia and Lymphocytic Enteritis
Does a gluten-free diet benefit patients with irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and lymphocytic enteritis? Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome defined by symptoms, relieved through trust, patience
Irritable bowel syndrome racks up an impact on quality of life and health care spending: costing more than $20 billion a year in treatment and symptoms that include stomach pain and altered bowel habits causing nearly as many missed work days as the common cold. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news