Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine, often causing bouts of cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation.

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Irritable bowel disease heightens the risk of dementia

Irritable bowel disease heightens the risk of dementia

Specific changes in DNA affect the existence and amount of gut bacteria, study finds

Specific changes in DNA affect the existence and amount of gut bacteria, study finds

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Probiotics are not recommended for most digestive conditions

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Study shows global prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Neuroscientists trace brain-to-gut pathways

Adults with irritable bowel syndrome may benefit from mindfulness program

Adults with irritable bowel syndrome may benefit from mindfulness program

Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence

Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence

Unraveling gut-to-brain communication paves way for targeted treatments

Unraveling gut-to-brain communication paves way for targeted treatments

Researchers identify mechanism that explains why women experience more pain than men

Researchers identify mechanism that explains why women experience more pain than men

New imaging method allows scientists to view key part of the colon in 3D

New imaging method allows scientists to view key part of the colon in 3D

Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

Cancer chemical from common gut microbe

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Gut bacteria help regulate contraction and relaxation of colon muscles

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Discrepancy found between empirical evidence and cannabis users' beliefs about medical marijuana

Algae improves human gastrointestinal issues, study shows

Algae improves human gastrointestinal issues, study shows

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

Mice study offers new insight on irritable bowel syndrome

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Novel drug from Amazon rainforest tree sap evaluated for treatment of chronic idiopathic diarrhea in non-HIV patients

Novel drug from Amazon rainforest tree sap evaluated for treatment of chronic idiopathic diarrhea in non-HIV patients

Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity

Strong beers that contain gut-friendly bacteria may help fight obesity

Higher antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease

Higher antibiotic exposure linked to increased risk of Parkinson's disease