Is somatic hypersensitivity a predictor of irritable bowel syndrome?
Although visceral hypersensitivity is considered a hallmark feature of IBS, conflicting evidence exists regarding somatic hypersensitivity in this patient population. Several investigators have found no evidence for heightened somatic pain sensitivity in IBS patients. Also, others have reported si...
For Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), iPhone to the Rescue
MEBANE, N.C., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Behavioral Health Associates of NC, Inc. announces the release for sale of the iPhone symptom tracker application for Irritable
Bowel Syndrome. This application helps users keep track of bowel function as well as ten other variables in order to create an accura...
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say
THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- For some patients, the best therapy for irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS) may be older, cheaper drugs such as fiber, antispasmodics and peppermint oil, a new study finds.
According to ...
ReachMD XM 157 Announces Medical Information Feature on Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Its Treatments, and the Role of Probiotics
CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ReachMD XM 157 announces a new Medical
Industry Feature of the Week highlighting functional GI disorders, current
treatment options, and ways to build and maintain healthy digestive flora.
This new programming will be sponsored by Procter & Gamble's ALIGN(R)
AMITIZA 8 mcg now available to treat irritable bowel syndrome
Bethesda, Md., and Deerfield, Ill., May 27, 2008 Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMP) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. today announced that AMITIZA (lubiprostone) 8 mcg capsules are now available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S. for the treatment of Irritable
Antidepressant found to alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in adolescents
Researchers at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA have found that low-dose antidepressant therapy can significantly improve the overall quality of life for adolescents suffering from irritable
bowel syndrome, or IBS.
The syndrome affects 6 percent of middle school students and 14 percent of hig...
Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression
SATURDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between allergies and irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS) in adults, says a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
IBS occurs in about ...
Harnessing the Mind to Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis may help ease symptoms, research shows
FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- When drugs and dietary changes don't provide relief from the pain, bloating and other unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms of irritable
bowel syndrome, patients may want...
Abuse history affects pain regulation in women with irritable bowel syndrome
UCLA and University of North Carolina researchers have found that women with irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS) who have experienced sexual and/or physical abuse may have a heightened brain response to pain that makes them more sensitive to abdominal discomfort. IBS is a condition that ...
Allergic disease linked to irritable bowel syndrome
Adults with allergy symptoms report a high incidence of Irritable
Bowel Syndrome (IBS), suggesting a link between atopic disorders and IBS according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American Collegeof Allergy, Asthma and Immun...
Hypnotherapy may Help Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Antidepressants and psychological treatments such as hypnotherapy have the potential to help patients with severe irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS), say researchers in this weeks BMJ.
IBS is a very common disorder, but conventional physical treatments often do not work very well and patients ...
Woman Says Irritable Bowel Drove Her to Shoplifting
In a curious incident reported in Florida, USA, a 61-year-old woman caught shoplifting said she could not wait for too long// in the queue to pay her bill as she was suffering from irritable
A new side-effect of irritable
bowel syndrome seems to have been discovered in the USA.
British women more irritable than men at daybreak!!
British women have been found to be more irritable
than their male counterparts in the morning in a study conducted by the Sleep Council in Britain. //The study revealed that women were grumpier than men when they woke up and they remained in that state of mind for longer than men.
In the surve...
Restricted Fetal Growth Increases Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Babies weighing less than the standard weight seem to be at significantly greater risk of developing irritable
bowel syndrome or IBS, suggests research published// ahead of print in the journal Gut.
The Norwegian authors base their findings on 3334 twin pairs, 1250 of whom were identical. The...
Bacteria May Be Connected to Colic
... levels in patients with inflammatory bowel disease."
He said colic could possibly lead to other gastrointestinal conditions in later life, such as irritable
bowel syndrome and celiac disease.
Colic, which causes an otherwise healthy baby to cry and scream often and for long periods without any noticea...
Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
...wo other drug candidates progressing in Phase 2 clinical trials, LX1031 for irritable
bowel syndrome and LX1032 for carcinoid syndrome. Furthermore, LX4211 for ...elopment for autoimmune disease, carcinoid syndrome, diabetes, glaucoma and irritable
bowel syndrome, all of which were discovered by the company's research team...
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results
...e 2a clinical trial of its LX1031 drug candidate for non-constipating irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS). Enrollment is on track to be completed by year-end...elopment for autoimmune disease, carcinoid syndrome, diabetes, glaucoma and irritable
bowel syndrome, all of which were discovered by Lexicon's research team. L...
Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism
...osely compared to levels in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Colic could prove to be a precursor to other gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable
bowel syndrome, celiac disease and allergic gastroenteropathies."
Babies in the study were fed breast milk and/or formula. Previous research artic...
Milk: Does It Do A Body Good?
...ls, and various other substances. Eliminating sensitivities may help benefit weight as well as a whole host of inflammatory-related problems; such as, irritable
bowel, eczema, diabetes and migraines.
A 12-week study, recently published in the Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, reported that avoid...
How to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life
...tress in America survey said that their stress had increased in the past year. As a result, more than half reported fatigue, 60 percent said they were irritable
or angry, and more than half said they lie awake at night because of stress.
Other researchers have found that stress adds years to a person's life...
Harvard Medical School Continues Education About Benefits of Probiotics
...Human Physiology at Cork University Hospital). They shared their extensive knowledge and the latest research about probiotics in children, adults, and irritable
Bowel Syndrome, respectively, as well as their insights about current preventive practices, treatments, and health promoting approaches.
June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments
...e most effective bacteria to treat diarrhea.
The evidence is less conclusive in other areas, such as whether probiotics might reduce symptoms of irritable
bowel syndrome or prevent vaginal or bladder infections. But studies haven't shown any harm in taking probiotics.
Probiotic supplements come in c...
Celiac Disease Making Inroads in U.S.
...ight be emerging as a public health issue.
Celiac disease is sometimes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because symptoms are similar to diseases such as irritable
"Something has changed in our environment to make [celiac disease] much more common," Murray said. "This study suggests that we may...
First Book Focusing on How "The Secret Pain Women Won't Talk About" Affects Relationships
...e burning, stinging, or stabbing pain in the genital area, urinary urgency, irritable
bowel, low back pain (and many more), any of which can prevent women from h...e burning, stinging, or stabbing pain in the genital area, urinary urgency, irritable
bowel, low back pain (and many more), any of which can prevent women from h...
Constipation May Lead to Other Problems
...ransit in the colon. "The most recent findings indicate this may be a safe and effective treatment for chronic constipation and hopefully for IBS-C -- irritable
bowel syndrome with constipation," he added.
As for preventing constipation, Talley said he's found that a well-balanced diet, exercise, a regular...
For Every Blow to the Head, Quick Action Is Urged
...anges in behavior. You really do need to make sure there's someone watching."
Watch for behavior changes. If the person becomes suddenly drowsy, irritable
or confused, acts in a drunken manner, begins repeating statements or has trouble walking or speaking, get the person to an emergency room immediately...
To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?
...culate that young women are the most affected cohort because they are at increased risk for functional motility disorders, the most common of which is irritable
bowel syndrome. He adds, however, that this research is in its early stages and that future studies will need to confirm the connection between air po...
New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief
...teractive tools aimed at helping to provide answers and hope to millions of irritable
Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers struggling for relief. The first tool -- als...ntended to help undiagnosed individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of irritable
Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The second -- called the "IBS Treatment Matrix" -- is...
Exagen Launches New Diagnostic Assays for Bowel Disease at Digestive Disease Week Conference
..., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc. today announced the availability of two new genomic blood tests to assist physicians with diagnosing irritable
Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Exagen will present the tests at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30 - June 4, b...
Neurocrine Announces Full Year Results from 603 Study (Petal Study) of Elagolix for Treatment of Endometriosis Pain
...crine related diseases and disorders. Our product candidates address some of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world including endometriosis, irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety, depression, pain, diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and other neurological and endocrine related diseases an...
Alimentary Health's Probiotic Technology Launched Nationwide in the US
...re focusing on gastrointestinal health and the
development of new therapies for debilitating disorders such as Crohn's
disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable
bowel syndrome. The APC was
initially established with funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that a...
Ironwood and Forest to Present Additional Phase 2b Data for Novel Gastrointestinal Agent Linaclotide
...lass investigational compound for the treatment of irritable
bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chron...romote linaclotide in United States.
Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)
I...comprehensive Phase 3 program for the treatment of irritable
bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chron...
Neurocrine Biosciences Announces Conference Call and Webcast to Present First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...e of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world including endometriosis, anxiety, depression, pain, diabetes, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), irritable
bowel syndrome (IBS) and other neurological and endocrine related diseases and disorders. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. news releases are available thr...
'Only 10 Seconds to Care' by Dr. Wendy S. Harpham helps heal clinician-patient bonds
"Only 10 Seconds to Care" can help patients, too. While health care professionals who read the book may find themselves more forgiving of an irritable
patient, patients may find themselves more accepting of physicians who seem hurried or unemotional.
"Mutual understanding paves the way to healthy...
Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2009 Fourth Quarter Reported EPS of $0.31 Including $0.45 Per Share Charge Related to the Ongoing United States Attorney's Office Investigation
..., for the treatment of chronic constipation and shortly, we expect to begin Phase III trials for the additional indication of constipation predominant irritable
bowel syndrome. Linaclotide is a promising novel compound that may offer a much needed therapy for this very large and underserved patient population...
As Work Stress Rises, So May Depression
...ntribution of the work environment to their overall psychological well-being is substantial.
"Individuals who are feeling nervous, anxious, sad, irritable
at work and find it interfering with their ability to get the job done should look at those symptoms as possible warning signs of a more serious but t...
Secretary of Health 'Walks the Walk' to Kick Off National Public Health Week
...unds since the start of the show. Along with dropping weight, Ms. Minner shed several health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and irritable
"Kelly sets a great example as someone who took control of her health in a dramatic way," added James. "She has taken the often...
NIH releases the first research plan to reduce the burden of digestive diseases
...ding of basic biology of the digestive system
Improving the understanding of functional gastrointestinal disorders and motility disorders such as irritable
Identifying additional infection-causing microbes
Developing more efficient tools to predict and detect cancers
What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
...d in the stools.
Diagnosis : Because many digestive disorders are not detectable with blood or imaging tests, they can be difficult to diagnosis. irritable
bowel syndrome, for instance, is usually diagnosed by first ruling out all other disorders.
Talking to your doctor : Symptoms and your health hist...
Urine Test May ID Unhealthy Diets
...ntrol is a concern.
Logan said his team also plans to study the value of the test in people besides those with kidney disease, including those with irritable
bowel syndrome, many of whom eat a poor diet.
To learn more about the dietary guidelines, visit the U.S. Department of Heal...