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Growing up on a livestock farm halves the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases

The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases is rising sharply – particularly among young people. However, new research from Aarhus University indicates that ...

Wound-healing role for microRNAs in colon offer new insight to inflammatory bowel diseases

DALLAS – A microRNA cluster believed to be important for suppressing colon cancer has been found to play a critical role in ...

Key genetic link between chronic pain conditions like IBS discovered

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered a link between four common chronic pain syndromes (CPS), suggesting that some people may be genetically predisposed to suffer from conditions of this type. ... Full story

Managing IBS, a Migraine of the Gut

Madison, Wisconsin – For the 1 in 6 Americans who experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), food may sometimes feel like an enemy. ... Full story

Two Genes Linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CINCINNATI—Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a group of chronic inflammatory disorders of the intestine that result in painful and debilitating complications, affects over 1.4 million people in the U.S., and while there are treatments to reduce inflammation for patients, there is no cure. ... Full story

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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

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 ... Full story

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

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