Osmosis Question of the Week June 24, 2016Osmosis Question of the Week June 24, 2016
A 37-year-old man with irritable bowel syndrome undergoes surgery. Do you know what is resected? Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Beat the bloat in 7 days by following these simple steps, says nutritionist 
Nutritional therapist Claire Barnes reveals her seven step plan to helping beat bloating, which can be caused by food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome or Coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach ache? One in THREE Brits say stress gives them bouts of irritable bowel syndrome
One in three Britons have admitted stress gives them irritable bowel sydrome and one in six have admitted it causes bloating - a new survey has revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beat the bloat in 7 days: Rid your pain and discomfort by following nutritional therapist's simple step-by-step plan
Nutritional therapist Claire Barnes reveals her seven step plan to helping beat bloating, which can be caused by food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome or Coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin patch testing pinpoints dietary triggers of IBS
SAN DIEGO – About 90% of patients reported improvement in symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome after avoiding type 4 food allergens identified by skin patch testing, according to an uncontrolled study. Furthermore, 69% of patients reported at least moderate improvement after eliminating foods to... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 18, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Woman with Increasing Dyspnea, Vitamin D & Irritable Bowel Disease, Pennsylvania Internist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Bacteria In Your Gut And Cancer
Your microbiome can mean the difference between life and death in cancer. Developments in microbiome sequencing techniques are leading to personalized therapies for a number of diseases. The trillions of bacteria in our gut are critical for a wide range of key functions. While many are aware that our microbiota is important for digestion, it is now known that it also plays a key role in our immune system. The gut microbiota consists of up to 2,000 different species of bacteria, as well as other kinds of microbes, including parasites and viruses. Human microbiome data from 250 healthy individuals. Each point represents...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spider venom suggests pain solution for IBS
With the help of a West African tarantula, scientists believe they have found a clue to treating the pain of irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Tarantula toxin untangles pain pathways
A toxin isolated from the Togo starburst tarantula provides new insights into pain mechanisms and could lead to new treatments for irritable bowel syndromeWith their large, hairy bodies and long legs, tarantulas are an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare. For pain researchers, however, these outsized spiders are a dream come true: Their venom contains a cocktail of toxins, each of which activates pain-sensing nerve fibres in different ways, and researchers in the United States have now identified one such toxin that will help them to better understand pain, and could also lead to treatments for the chronic pain associated...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Science Neuroscience Source Type: news

Spiders put the bite on irritable bowel syndrome pain
(University of Queensland) Spiders have helped researchers from Australia and the US discover a new target for irritable bowel syndrome pain, as published in Nature today.The international research team -- involving researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Adelaide - used spider venom to identify a specific protein involved in transmitting mechanical pain, which is the type of pain experienced by patients with irritable bowel syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Low-FODMAP diet eased abdominal symptoms in IBS
SAN DIEGO – For patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, avoiding FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) improved abdominal pain and... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - June 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Special Diet Soothes Irritable Bowel
(MedPage Today) -- Diet low in "FODMAP" improves quality of life, reduces some symptoms (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 25, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Atrantil for IBS
DALLAS. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is not known, although it affects nearly 45 million Americans, mostly women. New research shows the cause may not be stress or spicy foods, but an accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - May 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experience Journal: Coping with chronic illness
The Experience Journals were created to promote healthy coping strategies for children, teens and families facing adversity and chronic illness. They were founded by Drs. David DeMaso and Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich of the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry, and are a collection of stories and experiences from patients and families about what it has been like to live with a significant physical and/or emotional condition. These stories represent the collective wisdom of children, teens, parents and health care providers. Here are some of their stories, in their own words. Advice from children and teens...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health chronic illness Experience Journal Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Placebos Helping IBS, Migraine Sufferers Find Relief
BOSTON (CBS) — Is it possible to get real results from a fake pill? “I felt horrible. I didn’t have a life. I couldn’t do anything,” said Linda Buonanno of Methuen. Desperate for relief from irritable bowel syndrome, Buonanno signed up for a medical study with a twist. “He told me it would be a placebo and I was so disappointed,” she said. “A sugar pill? Are you kidding?” She knew it was a placebo through the entire study and it still worked. “I never felt better in my life,” Buonanno says. Ted Kaptchuk, professor of medicine and also social medicine at Harv...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Irritable Bowel Syndrome Placebos Source Type: news

Isaac J. Bright, MD, Joins Synthetic Biologics as Vice President, Corporate Development
Company Expands Strategic Partnering Efforts of Late-Stage GI Microbiome-Focused Clinical Programs ROCKVILLE, Md., May 11, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a clinical stage company focused on ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, PersonnelSynthetic Biologics, gut microbiome, irritable bowel syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome
There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish IBS patients from people without the condition. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Synthetic Biologics Appoints Deb Mathews, PharmD, as Vice President, Medical Affairs
Appointment Reflects Company's Late-Stage Clinical Focus and Plans to Prepare for Commercialization ROCKVILLE, Md., May 9, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a clinical stage company focused on ... Biopharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology, PersonnelSynthetic Biologics, gut microbiome, irritable bowel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Discussion Appendicitis results from a closed loop obstruction of a blind-ending tubular structure arising from the cecum. It is a common cause of abdominal pain. It is the most frequent condition leading to emergent abdominal surgery in pediatrics. The combination of obstruction, edema, bacterial overgrowth, increased inflammatory process and increased intraluminal pressure leads to abdominal pain and possibly perforation. Appendicitis occurs in all age groups but is rare in neonates. The peak age is 6-10 years old. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammatory disease of the uterus, fallopian tubes and adjacent p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 9, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can you really 'catch' obesity?
Conclusion The human microbiome is a fascinating field of research, and we are just beginning to learn how this colony of bacteria in our guts affects our health. This research widens our knowledge of these bacteria, and suggests ways they may survive and spread from person to person. It also shows that many bacterial spores are resistant to ethanol, the main ingredient of hygienic hand gels. This reinforces the importance of using soap to wash your hands and not to rely on hand gels, especially in hospitals. Because of the headlines in some newspapers, it's important to be clear about what the research hasn't found. It ha...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Food/diet Source Type: news

Leeds woman 'looked pregnant' after 2 year bout of IBS
Beth Trueman, 22, from Leeds, says her irritable bowel syndrome causes severe bloating despite her dedicated exercise regime and healthy diet. Her illness also left her battling depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bugs' as drugs: Harnessing novel gut bacteria for human health
Scientists have grown and catalogued more than 130 bacteria from the human intestine. Imbalances in our gut microbiome can contribute to complex conditions and diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and allergies. This research will enable scientists to understand how our bacterial 'microbiome' helps keep us healthy and start to create tailor-made treatments with specific beneficial bacteria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Chronic Inflammation
Dear JJ: My doctor recently said I had chronic inflammation. I thought inflammation was a natural part of healing, but she suggested it could keep me from losing weight. Since you're an expert on weight loss resistance, can you explain the connection? Redness, heat, pain, and swelling are the four classic inflammatory responses. Think of how a cut turns red and becomes warm and tender. That's called acute inflammation, and you can immediately see its impact. Inflammation should do its job and then go. Like that partygoer who won't take the hint to leave, chronic low-grade inflammation sticks around beyond its welcome. St...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do anorexia, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigues share a common cause?
Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin, according to researchers. They speculate that all three disorders may be caused by antibodies to the body's own nerve cells because of a mistake by the immune system following infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum in the Treatment of IBSPartially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum in the Treatment of IBS
The prebiotic properties of partially hydrolyzed guar gum may help alleviate some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Nutrition and Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dietary Interventions in Irritable Bowel SyndromeDietary Interventions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What are some of the dietary interventions that could potentially help improve the symptoms of IBS? Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 18, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Opportunity for Women’s Health in Emerging Markets
In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The c...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Nine points every IBS sufferer MUST read
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome is a long-term condition of the digestive system - and thousands of people suffer with it every day here in Britain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-FODMAP Diet Shifts Metabolome, Microbiome in IBS PatientsLow-FODMAP Diet Shifts Metabolome, Microbiome in IBS Patients
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients show changes in their metabolome and microbiome after three weeks on a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs), according to new findings. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 1, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Who Really Needs a Colonoscopy? (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In the United States, several cancer experts said more Americans likely would get screened if their doctors offered them options. The most commonly suggested alternative: a simple take-at-home stool test that may suffice for healthy people who have no family history of the disease and aren't suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. If done annually, fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) have a strong track record for detecting hidden blood in the stool, an early sign of malignancy. A FIT do... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - March 11, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Boldly Going Where Few Have Gone Before: Meet Space Gynecologist Dr. Varsha Jain
Once upon a time, not so long ago, people feared that if a woman went into space while on her period, the blood would reverse its flow into her body -- also known as retrograde menstruation -- causing pain and possible death. This was one of many false notions that kept women from being included on space missions because back in those dark ages even the world's brightest operated under socio-cultural misperceptions surrounding the still-taboo subject of a woman's "time of the month." It's been more than three decades since the first American woman went where none had gone before, and times have certainly changed....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Get Relief From IBS
WebMD has tips on how you can find relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan completes transfer of European MA for Ironwood’s CONSTELLA® from Almirall S.A
CONSTELLA® is the only available prescription treatment with a European Marketing Authorisation specifically for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - March 3, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Practical therapeutics Legislation & regulation Gastroenterology Patient care constella constipation IBS-C irritable bowel syndrome Latest News marketing authorisation Source Type: news

Migraine Linked to Irritable Bowel SyndromeMigraine Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A study supports phenotypic and genotypic associations between IBS and primary headache disorders, particularly migraine. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 2, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stress, Anxiety, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Stress and anxiety can trigger symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Learn more from WebMD about the role emotions may play in IBS. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan Announces Receipt Of FDA Acceptable For Filing Letter For Generic XIFAXAN(R) ANDA
DUBLIN, Feb. 29, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Allergan plc (AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company has received an Acceptable for Filing letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Gastroenterology, FDAAllergan, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, IFAXAN, rifaximin, irritable bowel syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer
By Stacy Simon Many of the symptoms of colon cancer can also be caused by something that isn’t cancer, such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. In most cases, people who have these symptoms do not have cancer. Still, if you have any of these problems, it is a sign that you should go to the doctor so the cause can be found and treated, if needed:A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few daysA feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing soRectal bleedingDark stools, ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could IBS, migraines and tension headaches be genetically linked?
Researchers have uncovered a possible genetic link between irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and tension-type headaches in a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Title: Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?Category: Health NewsCreated: 2/23/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/24/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 24, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Study finds evidence of shared DNA, but more research is needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Genes and Gene Therapy, Headache, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes to Your Diet
WebMD shows you changes in your diet that can affect your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 -- Genetic links may exist between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine and tension-type headaches, researchers report. "Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

NICE publishes new standard on IBS in adults
Guidance on how to diagnose and treat irritable bowel syndrome in adults has been released by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence to guide nurses and practice staff Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - February 19, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: ltrevallion Tags: Men ' s health Nutrition Women Professional Editor s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Did You Know Antidepressants are for More Than...
Antidepressants can also be used to help you sleep, treat anxiety, stop smoking, for irritable bowel syndrome, and to relieve certain types of pain. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Just Being In A Messy Kitchen Could Double Your Calorie Intake
Turns out, you're not just what you eat -- you're also where you eat.  Researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab found that study participants snacked on double the number of calories when standing in a messy kitchen compared to when they stood in an orderly one.  The researchers had 98 women spend 10 minutes in a kitchen, under the guise of asking them to wait for someone. Half of the participants stood in a cluttered kitchen, which was scattered with piles of newspapers and dirty dishes and had a ringing phone. The other half of the women waited in an organized kitchen. Both kitchens contain...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news