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

FDA: New bowel disorder treatments needed
With no known cause or cure for irritable bowel syndrome, the FDA plans to make more treatments available to patients and is calling for more research into IBS. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says
For now, no cure exists for irritable bowel syndrome Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Colonic Diseases (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 -- There's no known cause or cure for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects more than 15 million Americans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The disorder involves the large intestine (colon). It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2017 Category: Journals (General) 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to bring more treatments to the market. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: Seven signs you could have the condition
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME affects one in three people in the UK and can seriously affect sufferers ’ day-to-day lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High fibre diet 'could prevent type 1 diabetes'
Animal trials hint that short-chain fatty acids produced by a fibre-rich diet could protect against early-onset diabetesScientists have raised hope for the prevention of early-onset diabetes in children after a fibre-rich diet was found to protect animals from the disease.More than 20 million people worldwide are affected by juvenile, or type 1, diabetes, which takes hold when the immune system turns on the body and destroys pancreatic cells that make the hormone insulin.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Diabetes Medical research Science Society Nutrition Asthma Irritable bowel syndrome Digestive disorders Source Type: news

Is THIS infection causing YOUR IBS? Common bacteria could trigger symptoms
THRUSH - is a common infection which can cause itching and soreness - but the condition could be linked to irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health psychologists now treating functional heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and other GI disorders
Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn ’s disease, functional heartburn, functional dyspepsia and ulcerative colitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Living and looking for lavatories – why researching relief is so relevant
Toilets are a source of interaction, social structures, organisation, norms and values. So why aren ’t sociologists discussing them more?It may be a turn of the stomach, a nervous flutter, a morning coffee or a sudden, unpredictable rush. You may look for a sign, if you are lucky enough to live in a society where they are readily available. There may or may not be a queue, often depending on the room of your gender. You may look for disabled access, whether you are in a wheelchair or have an invisible illness. You may select a space based on who is there, or your perception of its cleanliness. For some, it is an unwr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lauren White Tags: Science Irritable bowel syndrome Digestive disorders Society Social sciences Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children (IBS)
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children (IBS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/24/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 21, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome in ChildrenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/24/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 17, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about increased risk of serious pancreatitis with irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) in patients without a gallbladder
FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder. An FDA review found these patients have an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Pancreatitis may be caused by spasm of a certain digestive system muscle in the small intestine. Patients should talk to your health care professional about how to control your symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), particularly if you do not have a gallbladder. Stop taking Viberzi right aw...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

IBS Drug Eluxadoline Poses Increased Pancreatitis Risk to Patients Without Gallbladders (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Eluxadoline (Viberzi), used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, is contraindicated in patients without a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about increased risk of serious pancreatitis with irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) in patients without a gallbladder
FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder. An FDA review found these patients have an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Pancreatitis may be caused by spasm of a certain digestive system muscle in the small intestine. Patients should talk to your health care professional about how to control your symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), particularly if you do not have a gallbladder. Stop taking Viberzi right aw...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

IBS cure? Probiotics could REDUCE irritable bowel syndrome symptoms AND stress
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome 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. But experts believe perhaps the gut could protect against stress. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS is 'just a tummy ache' - FIVE myths about irritable bowel syndrome BUSTED
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME - also known as IBS - is a painful long-term condition that affects the digestive system and experts have said it is on the rise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suffering IBS symptoms? THIS new pill has been scientifically proven to help
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME is a common condition which can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation - but a probiotic pill has been scientifically proven to relieve symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria affect intestines and brain in IBS patients
A new study found a connection between the gut's microbiota and gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Inflammatory bowel disease: Vitamin D could ease symptoms of Crohn’s, colitis and IBS
CROHN ’S or colitis is diagnosed in the UK once every 30 minutes - and the inflammatory bowel conditions, which cause symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome can seriously affect quality of life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Gut Microbe Transplant Alters Mouse Behavior
Fecal transplants from humans with irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety into mice lead to similar symptoms and anxiety-like behavior in the rodents, researchers report.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms - THIS could be causing your IBS
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome 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 - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news