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June 17, 2019

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Combination Therapy Advisable for Bowel Disorder IBS

The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is ... read more

Chemotherapy-Induced Diarrhea Traced to Immune Cells

Researchers have found that immune cells called macrophages can trigger smooth muscle contractions in the intestinal tract, independent of nerve ... read more

Listening to Gut Noises Could Improve Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Utilizing newly adapted artificial intelligence, researchers have developed an acoustic belt that offers a new way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by listening to the noises in a ... read more

IBS Patients Obtain Robust, Enduring Relief from Home-Based Treatment Program

In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to ... read more

Biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Little is still known about the exact causes of irritable bowel syndrome. An international team has provided initial clues about the organic triggers of the disease, which affects an estimated one ... read more

Genetic Link to IBS Identified in Women

New research links certain DNA variants to increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. The findings might help explain why IBS is more common in women than in ... read more

Vitamin D Supplements Could Ease Painful IBS Symptoms

New research finds high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in IBS patients -- regardless of their ... read more

Individualized Diets for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Better Than Placebo

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say researchers. Their study is among the first to provide ... read more

Colon of Patients With IBS Reacts Differently to Bacteria

The intestinal barrier of patients with the gastrointestinal disease IBS allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people, according to a study. The study is the first to investigate IBS ... read more

Understanding How Pain Is Bugging You

Gut bacteria play a key role in regulating abdominal pain and its associated changes in the brain and spinal cord, at least in mice, report ... read more

Exhausted Immune Cells Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients, researchers have discovered for the first ... read more

Mechanism Behind Bowel Paralysis After Surgery Revealed

In the days following abdominal surgery, patients' intestinal contents pass more slowly or not at all. New research has now shown that this phenomenon -- known as post-operative ileus or bowel ... read more

Excessive Exercise May Damage the Gut

A review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut ... read more

IBS Patients (Can't Get No) Satisfaction

A new study of 483 patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) revealed that many factors that contribute to patient satisfaction are beyond the doctor's ... read more

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 ... read more

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, ... read more

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 ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, Study Shows

The goal of a new study was to explore whether fecal microbiota from human IBS patients with diarrhea has the ability to influence gut and brain function in recipient mice. Using fecal transplants, ... read more

One-Off Bowel Scope Cuts Cancer Risk for at Least 17 Years

A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a ... read more

Why Male Immune Cells Are from Mars and Female Cells Are from Venus

A research team is the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress, resulting in women being more susceptible to ... read more

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