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New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

September 18, 2012

By Amanda GardnerHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — A new drug significantly reduces the abdominal pain and constipation characteristic of certain types of irritable bowel syndrome, according to two new studies.
Both phase 3 trials, published online Sept. 18 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, formed much of the basis for approval of the drug, [...]


California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS

July 5, 2012

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) — Rachel Byrd doesn’t remember a time before she had stomach pain and digestive issues. But her symptoms got so bad in 2009 that she rushed to the hospital, thinking her appendix had burst because the pain was so intense.
As it turned out, Byrd didn’t need [...]


Treating Irritable Bowel Poses Challenges

July 5, 2012

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) — As many as one in five Americans has to deal each day with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a digestive disorder for which treatment options remain limited.
“Treatment is challenging because we have only one approved drug from the FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] right now,” [...]


Mindful Meditation Might Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 9, 2011

By Ellin HolohanHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) — A simple meditation technique can help ease the torment suffered by people with a chronic bowel disease, a new study has found.
The research, done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that women with irritable bowel syndrome who practiced “mindful meditation” had more [...]


Exercise Helps Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

January 28, 2011

FRIDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) — Increasing one’s physical activity routine can help improve symptoms among irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients, Swedish researchers report.
Vigorous activity can also help keep IBS symptoms from worsening among such patients, the researchers said.


Antibiotic May Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 5, 2011

WEDNESDAY, January 5 (Health.com) — An antibiotic widely used to treat diarrhea in travelers may also provide some relief to people with the common and difficult-to-treat condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a pair of new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet [...]


Shift Work Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 29, 2010

Shift work increases the risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.


Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 17, 2010

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) aren’t at increased risk for polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and, in most cases, don’t require a colonoscopy, U.S. researchers say.


St. John's Wort Doesn't Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 7, 2010

The popular herbal supplement St. John’s wort does not appear to relieve the pain and discomfort that accompanies irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research suggests.


New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS

December 19, 2008

THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) — A leading organization of gastroenterologists has released new guidelines on the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The guidelines, issued by the American College of Gastroenterology and published in the January issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, essentially replace a 2002 document.
“The world of IBS is changing quickly because [...]



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