Mixed Opioid Agent Adds to Growing List of Therapies for IBS-DMixed Opioid Agent Adds to Growing List of Therapies for IBS-D
Studies suggest a new oral agent with mixed opioid effects may be a promising new option for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea; its approval adds to the growing list of options for the disorder. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 27, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

VIBERZI(TM) (eluxadoline) Phase III Trial Results Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
VIBERZI has been approved for use in the United States in adults for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) VIBERZI demonstrated effective and sustained relief of abdominal pain and diarrhea IBS-D can be debilitating, affecti... Biopharmaceuticals, GastroenterologyAllergan, VIBERZI, irritable bowel syndrome, IBS-D (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 21, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eluxadoline Associated with Improvements in IBS with Diarrhea (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Eluxadoline is associated with some improvements in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, according to two phase III trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 21, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some
But Viberzi is not a 'silver bullet,' digestive-disease doctor says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers investigate why obesity can trigger bowel cancer
ConclusionThis was an experimental animal study aiming to explore the possible biological mechanism by which obesity may be associated with the development of bowel cancer. The findings suggest it may be down to silencing a particular receptor – GUCY2C – located on the cells lining the bowel. The study found that excessive consumption of fat or carbohydrate in mice was associated with loss of the guanylin hormone responsible for turning on the GUCY2C receptor. Silencing this receptor led to tumour development. Further study confirmed this by showing that using a drug to increase production of guanylin...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet Obesity Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms CAN be cured with THIS incredible discovery
A high level of vitamin D can cure IBS symptoms - while also helping to protect the body from Alzheimer’s, dementia and even depression. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever drug may reduce IBS symptoms
Stephen FellerLEUVEN, Belgium, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers in Belgium identified the cause of pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and reduced or ended it with a drug used to treat hay fever. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever medicine reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
The cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been identified by researchers. As a result, they were able to select a medicine that could reduce or end that pain. This medicine is already used to treat hay fever. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sensitivity to Wheat, Gluten, and FODMAPs in IBSSensitivity to Wheat, Gluten, and FODMAPs in IBS
Does science support a low FODMAP diet in patients with irritable bowel syndrome? Gut (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
Title: Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 7, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome
(Vanderbilt University) A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High number of IBS patients also vitamin D deficient
Stephen FellerSHEFFIELD, England, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Scientists have found an association between vitamin D deficiency and severity of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Conclusion This was a pilot, double-blind randomised controlled trial that aimed to assess whether vitamin D supplementation would benefit people with IBS and also provide data to guide future studies. As expected, supplementation with vitamin D decreased the number of participants who were deficient, but did not provide a significantly better outcome for any of the symptoms of IBS. This was a well-designed trial that used computer-generated methods to create the sequence to assign participants to study groups. They also took steps to ensure that the allocated group was not revealed to any members of the research team unt...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Medication Source Type: news

How to survive Christmas if you suffer from IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IRRITABLE Bowel Syndrome can be embarrassing and painful, especially at a time when all the food is rich and drink is flowing like the River Thames. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS Linked to Low Vitamin D
About 8 in 10 people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) also have low vitamin D levels, according to a small British study. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is vitamin D the key to treating IBS? 82% of sufferers 'are deficient'
Scientists from University of Sheffield have advised that people with irritable bowel syndrome take vitamin D supplements after discovering the majority of patients are deficient in the vitamin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Gut in Control?
LISTEN HERE: By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News Your body is like a forest, providing a home to microscopic flora and fauna. In fact, your body is home to up to 100 times more microbes than your own cells, which make up your microbiome. While we provide them residence, these microbes help us out by providing a first line of defense against disease trying to invade our bodies, even breaking down food during digestion and producing vitamins. Now, the microbes that live in the digestive tract are helping us understand diabetes better. According to the Human Microbiome Project sponsored by the Nati...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low vitamin D levels associated with IBS
People with IBS have been found to have low levels of vitamin D, and those who have taken a supplement have found that it helped to improve their condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome Source Type: news

Large proportion of IBS sufferers are vitamin D deficient
A large proportion of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are vitamin D deficient, a new study has found. The British study, which is the first of its kind, found that out of 51 IBS patients tested 82 per cent exhibited insufficient vitamin D levels. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Insensitive irritable bowel syndrome studied
For the first time, biopsies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have shown that the nerves in their gut wall respond poorly to a cocktail of inflammatory substances. This refutes the previous theory that patients with irritable bowel syndrome have an overly sensitive gut. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Insensitive irritable bowel syndrome
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) For the first time, biopsies of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have shown that the nerves in their gut wall respond poorly to a cocktail of inflammatory substances. This refutes the previous theory that patients with irritable bowel syndrome have an overly sensitive gut. The new study by scientists of the Technical University of Munich was carried out in collaboration with several German hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Food Allergy Connected to Irritable Bowel SyndromeFood Allergy Connected to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
For some patients with irritable bowel syndrome, new research suggests that atopy and food allergy could be related to the stomach irritation. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 13, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Title: Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 13, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. WebMD has the details. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BIDMC researchers describe strategies to decrease immune responses in IBD
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) New research led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center helps explain the role of an immunosuppressive pathway associated with irritable bowel disease, a condition that develops in genetically susceptible individuals when the body's immune system overreacts to intestinal tissue, luminal bacteria or both. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Are Potential Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Abdominal pain is a common problem for children and a review can be found here.here. Functional gastrointestinal diseases are one of the most common problems not only in children but throughout the lifespan and a review can be found here. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal diseases with 10 to 15% of children suffering from IBS. The cause is unknown but it is considered a brain-gut disorder. “It is postulated that the state of disregulation exists/occurs within the enteric and the central nervous systems in patients with IBS and this results in alteration in sensat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 9, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Advances in Celiac Disease, IBS, IBD, and EoEAdvances in Celiac Disease, IBS, IBD, and EoE
A review of the new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Expert Column Source Type: news

Pfizer-Allergan deal a prelude to splitting company
(Reuters) — A Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) merger with Ireland-based Allergan (NYSE: AGN), in addition to providing tax benefits, would bolster the U.S. drugmaker’s growth prospects should it decide to sell or spin off its portfolio of products that have gone off patent. Many Wall Street analysts believe Pfizer will decide to split late next year, after compiling 3 years of financial data treating its “established products” division, which sells generic medicines, and its “innovative” patent-protected medicines unit, as if they were separate companies. Such a split would dramatically boos...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Allergan Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

Ironwood and Allergan begin Phase IIb trial of linaclotide colonic release in adults with IBS-C
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Allergan have started a Phase IIb trial, which will evaluate linaclotide colonic release in adults suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 3, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stop Using My Disease to Stop Smoking
As part of its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, the CDC aired an anti-smoking ad that portrayed ostomies as punishment for a bad habit. This turned out to be part of a larger campaign that took advantage of diseases and complications tied to much more than smoking, twisting life-saving and preventative medical care into something akin to torture. Case in point, an ostomy isn't simply what you get for smoking your way to colorectal cancer. Ostomies also save thousands living with severe, incurable Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). I'm a nonsmoker living with IBD, and I work in advertising. When I saw the CD...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence for IBS Diets Tough to SwallowEvidence for IBS Diets Tough to Swallow
Forget the dietary fads; gastrointestinal nutrition experts are applying scientific methods to tease out whether specific foods really do influence the course of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How irritable bowel misery can be cured just by taking antibiotics
Nicola Hunter-Hostler, from Ipswich, Suffolk, has had a sensitive tummy for longer than she cares to remember. 'I've never been regular,' says Nicola, 43, a hairdresser. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research finds new link between zonulin and two common inflammatory bowel conditions
(Spink Health) Researchers have discovered that people with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have higher than normal blood levels of zonulin, suggesting an important role for the protein in the development of these conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 27, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Doing a Food-Mood Journal: Cultivating Awareness
This article is not medical advice and is not intended as medical advice and is intended to provide only general, non-specific information related to health, and is not intended to cover all the issues related to the topic discussed. You should consult a licensed health practitioner before using any of the information from this article. References: 1. Friedman G. Diet and the irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 1991 Jun;20(2):313-24. Department of Medicine, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. 2. Happonen P, Voutilainen S, Salonen JT. Coffee drinking is dose-dependently related to the risk o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swap Your White Pasta For One Of These 6 Healthier Varieties
Pasta night is under fire. Whether you're following a low-carb, gluten-free, low-glycemic index or low-calorie diet, the pasta you know and love is probably on your do-not-eat list. And without getting into the merits of every anti-white-pasta diet out there (which is basically every diet known to man), white pasta is a no-no for some pretty good reasons: During the milling process, white flour is stripped down to remove the grain’s bran and germ, and with them, fiber, protein, iron and B vitamins, explains Florida-based registered dietitian Jaime Mass. What remains on your plate is a quick-acting carb, not altogethe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Title: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/12/2015 4:03:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2015 5:44:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 13, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Synthetic Biologics begins second Phase II SYN-010 trial to treat IBS-C
US-based Synthetic Biologics has started the second Phase II clinical trial of its proprietary SYN-010 to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research shows a cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in Type 1 diabetes
A molecular basis has been found for why 80 percent of patients with longstanding Type 1 diabetes have chronic gastrointestinal symptoms including gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food), irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal distension and fecal incontinence, significantly reducing their quality of life. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Need, Greed, and GMOs: Genuflection in All the Wrong Directions
Images of scientists inserting eye-of-newt genes into escarole, or wool-of-bat genes into watercress stalk the nightmares of pure food proponents, and up to a point-- rightly so. Even if the intentions of those tinkering with foods are good- such as putting antifreeze genes from amphibians into oranges so they are not destroyed by an early frost- the law of unintended consequences pertains. There is ample reason, in principle, to be wary of Frankenfoods. There may be reason in epidemiology as well. We are substantially uncertain about why rates of gluten intolerance and celiac disease are rising; genetic modification of f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The One Thing I'm Realizing Two Years After My Eating Disorder
When I was in the deepest, darkest depths of my orthorexia, I had one fear that overwhelmed all of the others. Food. Not all food, but certainly most foods. While other young girls my age where enamored with boys, I was concerned with sandwiches. While other students in my college classes were going to happy hours, I was going to the gym and then straight home to bulk cook my specially prepared salt-less, fat-less, yummy-less meals. I was obsessed with not only eating clean and pure foods at all times of the day, but I was also obsessed with living an entire lifestyle that revolved around appearing healthy. Every semi-enjo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Diary: Help for IBS sufferers may be on the way
New and emerging treatments for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome will help diagnose their digestive problems (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Mayo Clinic food allergies thyroid prostate tyramine pulsatile tinnitus coeliac disease IBS Doctor's Diary Dr Magnus Halland dustbin diagnosis James Le Fanu Source Type: news

Higher Colonic Bacterial Fermentation Linked to IBS SymptomsHigher Colonic Bacterial Fermentation Linked to IBS Symptoms
Altered colonic bacterial fermentation is associated with symptoms and colon transit time in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Justine Gale had her appendix out but was still in agony because of Crohn's disease
Since she was a teenager, TV presenter Justine Gale had suffered stomach pain and diarrhoea which doctors put down to everything from irritable bowel syndrome to food poisoning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I cured my IBS': Three women reveal how they treated their irritable bowel syndrome
THREE women reveal the agonising toll irritable bowel syndrome took on their lives and how they found wonder treatments to beat it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Little Evidence for FODMAP DietIrritable Bowel Syndrome: Little Evidence for FODMAP Diet
A review has found evidence to be lacking for a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) for irritable bowel syndrome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Title: Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

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