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    1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Herbal Help?

      Jan. 25, 2006 -- Some traditional Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian herbal medicines may improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, researchers report. The finding comes from a review of 75 studies on irritable bowel syndrome. The herbal medicines that stood out in the review were: Standard and ind

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    2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Many False Fears

      Oct. 31, 2005 -- New research shows that many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) mistakenly think that IBS can lead to digestive diseases including colon cancer. IBS hasn't been shown to lead to any serious diseases, including cancer, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Som

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    3. Exercise Cuts Irritable Bowel, Other Gut Woes

      Oct. 3, 2005 -- Obese people have fewer symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and less gut pain if they exercise, researchers report. It shows that a healthy lifestyle is an important part of overcoming abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other intestinal woes, says Rona L. Levy, PhD, of the University of

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    4. Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked to Foods?

      July 14, 2005 -- Are people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) more sensitive to certain foods than other people? And if so, what are those foods? Science doesn't yet have an indisputable answer to that question. But a report in July's American Journal of Gastroenterology may provide more insight.

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    5. Constipation Myths Debunked

      Jan. 4, 2005 -- Constipation has been misunderstood for far too long, and it's high time that changed. So say four doctors who want to set the record straight on constipation. The doctors come from Germany, England, Italy, and the U.S. They pooled their knowledge to see what does -- and doesn't -- m

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    6. Stress Therapy Can Help Irritable Bowel

      Sept. 13, 2004 -- Tense, tired, depressed: For people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dealing with their disease takes a mental and physical toll. Emotional state and energy level -- not just bowel problems -- need a doctor's attention, a new study shows. Many doctors do a poor job of addressin

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    7. Zelnorm Approved for Chronic Constipation

      Editor's Note: In March 2007 the FDA asked Novartis -- the maker of Zelnorm -- to pull the drug from the market because of evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and stroke. But in July 2007 the FDA ruled that Zelnorm may be used by some patients in critical need of the drug who do not ha

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    8. Advisors Recommend Zelnorm for Constipation

      Editor's Note: In March 2007 the FDA asked Novartis -- the maker of Zelnorm -- to pull the drug from the market because of evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and stroke. But in July 2007 the FDA ruled that Zelnorm may be used by some patients in critical need of the drug who do not ha

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    9. Tips for Traveling With IBS

      Visions of vacations dance in many heads at this time of year. But if you're one of the estimated 58 million people in the U.S. with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the idea may sound torturous. It's bad enough to worry about recurring symptoms of bloating, gas, stomach cramping, constipation, or di

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    10. Paxil May Help Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      May 10, 2004 -- The antidepressant drug Paxil may help some people with irritable bowel syndrome feel better. A new clinical study shows that Paxil, a type of drug called an SSRI, improves some irritable bowel symptoms. Although Paxil is mainly used to treat depression and anxiety, none of the patie

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