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IBS - NEWS

August 2006

IBS NEWS ITEM: WEB SITE’S MISSION TO UNCOVER EMERGING IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME RESEARCH

Source: PRWeb, 12 September 2006
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A new web site is being set up in order to provide sufferers with IBS access to new information about the disorder. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: CLINICAL TRIAL NEWS: TREATING IBS BY CHANGING YOUR THINKING

Source: US News.com, Best Health, 6 September 2006
Author: Sarah Baldauf

Researchers at the University of California are going to do a study that looks at how thinking patterns affect IBS. Symptoms tend to increase as people become stressed or anxious, the study will look at if changing these mental states effects IBS symptoms. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: IRRITATED BY IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME?

Source: www.health24.com, 1 September 2006
Author: IBS has many names, such as mucomembranous colic, spastic constipation, spastic colon, ‘mucous colitis’ and nervous diarrhoea. Various factors can make this condition worse, for example, lack of fibre in the diet, a nervous, anxious disposition and excessive stress.Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: DOCTORS WARN PATIENTS OF THE DANGERS OF TAKING ANTIDEPRESSANTS AS TREATMENT FOR IBS

Source: Book Talk, 22 August 2006
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Antidepressants are sometimes used to treat IBS, and there are concerns about the appropriateness of this. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: PROBIOTIC NOW GENERALLY RECOGNISED AS SAFE FOR DIETARY MANAGEMENT OF IBS

Source: Chamberlain communications group, 21 August 2006
Author:

Probiotics help reduce the effects of various problems in the gut. A few studies have been done to identify what they do and how they affect the system. All of these studies show that they are helpful, and that they are safe. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND DIET

Source: Health24.com, 18 August 2006
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This article identifies how your diet can interact with IBS, some new health habits to adopt and suggestions on how diet can reduce symptoms. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: GETTING TO THE ROOT OF BOWEL PAIN

Source: Health24.com, 18 August 2006
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This article discusses some of the factors involved in IBS, including protective and negative influences. It also discusses some of the impacts of IBS and some of the treatment options that are available. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: ELDERLY ‘SHOULD TAKE PROBIOTICS’

Source: BBC News, 18 August 2006
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Older people have a significantly lower amount of ‘good’ bacteria in their gut. This bacterium helps with food digestion and can prevent disease. Probiotics are supplements that contain live strains of bacteria that boost the good bacteria in the gut. Read more...

IBS NEWS ITEM: IS IT JUST A TUMMY ACHE OR IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE?

Source: Wilmingtonstar.com, 15 August 2006
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IBD is difficult to diagnose in children and adolescents because it is so similar to infections and viruses. Because of IBD/IBS impact on growth and development it is very important that it is recognised early. Read more...

July 2006

IBS NEWS ITEM: STUDY SAYS ANTIDEPRESSANTS MAY CALM IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

Source: All Headline News, 26 July 2006
Author: Jane Farby

A new study has shown that abdominal symptoms are reduced and overall wellbeing is increased in those with IBS when taking SSRI medications. Read more...