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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? ...

Not just the gut: negative relationships, fatigue are more powerful than symptoms in IBS patients’ health perceptions

Findings run counter to physicians’ assumptions, says lead author Jeffrey Lackner of the University at Buffalo ...

IBS and bloating: when the gut microbiota gets out of balance

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty percent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. For quite a long time, IBS was believed to be a primarily psychological condition. ... Full story

Further breakthroughs in IBS research

A long-term study has shown that those who suffer irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can effectively manage the condition by avoiding certain types of foods that trigger their symptoms. ... Full story

Drugs cut need for surgery for Crohn’s disease sufferers by more than half

The requirement of bowel surgery is dramatically reduced by up to 60% in patients who develop Crohn's disease if they receive prolonged treatment with drugs called thiopurines, says a new study. ... Full story

New imaging technique signals a breakthrough in the treatment of IBS

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading the world in exploiting MRI technology to assist in the treatment and diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes serious inconvenience and discomfort to sufferers. ... Full story

Crohn's disease study uses patients' own bone marrow cells for personalized treatment

An innovative clinical trial using the science of "personalized" cellular therapy is treating older adolescents and adults suffering from Crohn’s disease. ... Full story

Penn Researchers Identify Molecular Link Between Gut Microbes and Intestinal Health

PHILADELPHIA — It’s well established that humans maintain a symbiotic relationship with the trillions of beneficial microbes that colonize their bodies. These organisms, collectively called the microbiota, help digest food, maintain the immune system, fend off pathogens, and more. There exists a long and growing list of diseases associated with changes in the composition or diversity of these bacterial populations, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and even autism. ... Full story

Novel IBS treatment is explored through social media

Experts from the University of Sheffield are using the power of social media to explore Vitamin D3 as a novel treatment to alleviate the devastating effects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). ... Full story

New drug to help common bowel disease

An international team led by University of Adelaide researchers has identified the mechanism of pain relief of a new drug for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C), based on nonclinical studies, and quantified its effectiveness in pain relief in human trials. ... Full story

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