TARGET 3: Rifaximin Safe to Reuse for Irritable BowelTARGET 3: Rifaximin Safe to Reuse for Irritable Bowel
Retreatment with rifaximin is safe and effective, report TARGET investigators. And long-term use of linaclotide is well tolerated. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

IBS Yields to Rifaximin -- Repeatedly
(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotic works in first-time and relapsed diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 22, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Expert highlights research innovation and is optimistic about the future of IBS treatment
(Spink Health) Patients with irritable bowel syndrome may at last be able to hope for a brighter future as innovative new treatments emerge and researchers clarify the role of current therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New class of drugs shows promise in treating chronic diarrhea
A pilot study testing a new type of drug in patients with chronic diarrhea has shown promising effects on reducing their symptoms. Bile acid diarrhea (BAD) is a common cause of chronic diarrhea that is estimated to affect one in 100 adults in western countries, but is often mistaken for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by doctors. Many patients are not diagnosed correctly and undergo repeated unnecessary tests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Males with IBS report more social stress than females, UB study finds
(University at Buffalo) One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - October 15, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Is Gluten Causing Your Depression?
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity may not exist as a cause of irritable bowel, but a small study induces depressed feelings in people with gluten. If you feel better on a gluten-free diet, you might want to experiment with low FODMAP diet as well. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Emily Deans, M.D. Tags: Depression Diet Source Type: news

Link between depression, abnormal brain response to visceral pain in patients with IBS
High rates of anxiety and depression amongst patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have led many researchers to believe there could be a causal relationship between psychological factors and IBS symptoms. Now, scientists have found clear evidence that patients with IBS process pain signals from the gut abnormally, and that disturbed brain responses to pain are particularly pronounced in patients with more depression symptoms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotic foods impact gut microbes to reduce number of unhealthy bacteria
(NaturalNews) Eating fermented foods high in probiotics may change the composition of gut bacteria in ways that may prevent or alleviate digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the French National Institute for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds link between depression and abnormal brain response to visceral pain in patients with IBS
(Spink Health) High rates of anxiety and depression amongst patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have led many researchers to believe there could be a causal relationship between psychological factors and IBS symptoms. Now, scientists in Germany have found clear evidence that patients with IBS process pain signals from the gut abnormally, and that disturbed brain responses to pain are particularly pronounced in patients with more depression symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ardelyx bowel drug succeeds in mid-stage trial
(Reuters) - Ardelyx Inc said its experimental drug to treat constipation-related irritable bowel syndrome achieved the main goal of increasing bowel movement compared with a placebo in a mid-stage study involving 371 patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ardelyx irritable bowel syndrome drug succeeds in mid-stage trial
(Reuters) - Ardelyx Inc said its experimental drug to treat constipation-related irritable bowel syndrome achieved the main goal of increasing bowel movement compared to a placebo in a mid-stage study involving 371 patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Pain
This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about the complementary health approaches most often used by people for chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, headache, irritable bowel syndrome, low-back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 29, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Tox on the Web: sarin, lithium, strychnine, and much more!
  Toxicologist as Man on Couch with Laptop: This video shows a short presentation by Larissa Laskowski a first year fellow at the NYC Poison Control Center, describing the work of Eliot Higgins and the Brown Moses blog. Higgins — an unemployed finance worker several years ago with no knowledge about weapons of warfare — started blogging about the use of different weapons in Syria, and posting online videos appearing on sites such as YouTube that demonstrated use of these weapons. He is now an acknowledge expert in the field. His work led to the identification of sarin as the agent used in the Gh...
Source: The Poison Review - September 18, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical albert hoffman brown moses eliot higgins lithium LSD nicotine sarin strychnine syria toledo ohio tox on the web toxic algae Source Type: news

Antidepressants and Psychological Therapies in IBSAntidepressants and Psychological Therapies in IBS
Is it time to consider psychological approaches to irritable bowel syndrome an important component of care? Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Treatment for overactive bladder and irritable bowel syndrome advanced through pioneering research
Researchers have discovered how the receptors responsible for contractions in the bladder regulate the body's clock genes. The new study has found that this clock activity in turn regulates the cycle of all cells in the body. The team of researchers also discovered that the local biological clock and its control are weakened in aging bladders, demonstrating the importance of the clock in bladder physiology and aging. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treatment for overactive bladder and irritable bowel syndrome advanced through pioneering research
(University of Surrey) Researchers at the University of Surrey have discovered how the receptors responsible for contractions in the bladder, regulate the body's clock genes.The new study, published today in The FASEB Journal, has found that this clock activity in turn regulates the cycle of all cells in the body. The team of researchers also discovered that the local biological clock and its control are weakened in aging bladders, demonstrating the importance of the clock in bladder physiology and aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Giardia Linked to Long-term Risk for IBS, Chronic Fatigue Giardia Linked to Long-term Risk for IBS, Chronic Fatigue
A new, prospective cohort study has found that previous Giardia infection may increase the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue, even years after infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pain treatments less effective for those with irritable bowel
(University of Adelaide) University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers
IBS Triggers (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 13, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

To eat or not to eat
This study represents peer-reviewed evidence supporting use of a biosensor, a device born and bred out of UCLA multidisciplinary research.” The study appears in the early online edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. In this study, the biosensor was used to listen to sounds emanating from the intestines and was connected to a computer that measured the rate of acoustic events — movement of the intestines — as they occurred. The research team compared intestinal rates of healthy subjects using the device for 60 minutes after a standardized meal to rates recorded in two ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 13, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Title: Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - August 11, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Experts Issue Guidelines for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Certain interventions may ease IBS, while others work against chronic constipation Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued
New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To eat or not to eat: New disposable biosensor may help physicians determine which patients can safely be fed following surgery
A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a study. The device could also be used to help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, in addition to helping obese people learn by the sounds from their gut when they should or shouldn’t eat to help them lose weight. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

IBS, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: New Guidelines IssuedIBS, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued
New irritable bowel syndrome and constipation treatment guidelines offer up-to-date recommendations on drug therapy and diet. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 6, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers want to know how newest IBS drug helps stomach pain
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) The newest drug for irritable bowel syndrome has the welcome benefit of relieving the excruciating stomach pain affecting about a third of patients, and researchers want to know how. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological and physical symptoms long after acute attacks
UCLA researchers interviewed people with diverticulitis and confirmed that many suffer psychological and physical symptoms long after their acute illness has passed.  For the study, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Quality of Life Research, a UCLA team led by Dr. Brennan Spiegel interviewed patients in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, months or even years after an acute diverticulitis attack. Their striking findings add to growing evidence that, for some patients, diverticulitis goes beyond isolated attacks and can lead to a chronic condition that mimics irritable bowel syndr...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 31, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Diverticulitis patients reveal psychological, physical symptoms long after acute attacks
Patients were interviewed by a research team in great detail about the symptoms they experience weeks, months or even years after an acute diverticulitis attack. Their striking findings add to growing evidence that, for some patients, diverticulitis goes beyond isolated attacks and can lead to a chronic condition that mimics irritable bowel syndrome. The researchers used those insights to develop a questionnaire to help doctors better assess the long-term impact of diverticulitis, which ultimately could lead to better understanding and management of the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/12/2011 12:39:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - July 23, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Immune cell's role in intestinal movement may lead to better understanding of irritable bowel syndrome
Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, researchers say. The muscular lining of the intestine contains a distinct kind of macrophage, an immune system cell that helps fight infections. The role of these cells in normal colon function is not known, although they have been linked to inflammation after abdominal surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune cell's role in intestinal movement may lead to better understanding of IBS
(Penn State) Learning the role of immune-system cells in healthy digestive tracts and how they interact with neighboring nerve cells may lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems
(NaturalNews) According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Blog: Cancer Risk in IBD
(MedPage Today) -- In this Guest Blog, Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MBBS, MPH, a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, discusses his recent study on vitamin D and its relationship with cancer in patients with irritable bowel disease. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - July 8, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Depressed? It May Be Celiac Disease
Melanie had been feeling out of sorts for years. No matter how well she slept, she was often fatigued. She had frequent headaches. She had diarrhea so often, she figured it was just how her body worked. She wryly said that she knew where every bathroom in town was located. Although an upbeat person by nature, it was hard for her to be happy when she felt bad so often. Nonetheless, some days were better than others. She was determined not to let how she felt physically get her down. Mel had been going to doctors for years to try to get an answer. Diagnoses included irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, lactose intoleran...
Source: Psych Central - June 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Depression Disorders General Healthy Living Celiac Disease Gluten Gluten-free diet Irritable bowel syndrome National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Source Type: news

Brain Scans Show Altered Placebo Analgesia Response in IBSBrain Scans Show Altered Placebo Analgesia Response in IBS
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) respond differently to placebo analgesia than do healthy controls and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients in remission, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Personal Health: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Well: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Well: New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition
Treatment for irritable bowel disease — Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis — has made great advances, with less disruptive surgery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Body medicine and health Bowels Source Type: news

Cutting Sugar May Ease IBS in Kids
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- A diet low in foods with certain sugars known as FODMAPs appears to reduce symptoms in children diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kids with IBS Face Four Times the Risk for Celiac Disease (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Children who meet clinical criteria for irritable bowel syndrome are four times as likely to have celiac disease as the general population, according to a JAMA Pediatrics article.Researchers studied nearly 800 Italian children aged 4 to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Increased prevalence of celiac disease in children with irritable bowel syndrome
There appears to be an increased prevalence of celiac disease among children with irritable bowel syndrome. Recurrent abdominal pain affects 10 percent to 15 percent of school-aged children. The prevalence of celiac disease is as high as 1 percent in European countries and patients can present with a wide spectrum of symptoms, including abdominal pain, although the disease is often asymptomatic. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Children's Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Calprotectin Distinguishes Organic From Functional DisorderFecal Calprotectin Distinguishes Organic From Functional Disorder
Fecal calprotectin is a non-invasive test that helps clinicians distinguish between organic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and functional disorder (irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS), according to new research from the UK. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 19, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for April 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Vitamin D supplements are taken by nearly half of American adults. Low levels of vitamin D are a result, not a cause, of poor health. Therefore, supplement may not help http://buff.ly/Ml153n -- Vitamin D supplement sales increased more than 10-fold, from $24 million in 2002 to $605 million in 2011 (US data) http://buff.ly/Mo7Ykj"Is Your Stethoscope Going to Join Typewriter in the Storage Closet?" http://buff.ly/1dILsbh - However, you can't listen to lungs with ultrasound.Coffee Hydrates as Well as Water http://buff.ly/1i5Rc3V - Study defined mod...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 10, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments Aren't One-Size-Fits-All
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an often misunderstood and underdiagnosed condition that affects about 15.3 million people in the United States. No one remedy works for all patients, so the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market. (Source: FDA Consumer Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Updates - April 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news