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News and Features Related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  1. More Upsetting News About Irritable Bowel Treatment

    Oct. 31, 2000 (Washington) -- Following 49 reports of a serious bowel condition called ischemic colitis and five reported deaths among people taking Lotronex, a drug for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), U.S. health officials are re-evaluating the risks and benefits of the drug. Though the FDA has yet

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  2. You've Got Your Mother's Eyes -- and Her Upset Stomach

    Sept. 21, 2000 -- As the second leading cause of missing work and close to 35 million Americans suffering its effects, it's no wonder that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is gaining attention from the public, and most importantly, the medical community who may be one step closer to determining its ca

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  3. New Irritable Bowel Disease Treatments Aim for the Gut

    Aug. 24, 2000 -- The thousands of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel disease (IBD) could one day get relief in the form of a harmless bacteria that can deliver medicine right to the intestines, where it's needed. Up to a million people in the U.S. have IBD, in the form of Crohn's disease or u

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  4. Behavioral Therapy Can Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    May 9, 2000 -- People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who are given behavioral therapy along with standard medical treatment say they feel better than people who get medical treatment alone, a new study has found. "The data provide evidence that the combination of medical treatment plus ... beha

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  5. Don't Let Vitamin D Level Dip If You Have Bowel Disease

    April 18, 2000 -- People with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, two types of inflammatory bowel disease, may have worse symptoms if don't get enough vitamin D, animal studies suggest. Research presented this week at an experimental biology meeting showed that mice genetically engineered to deve

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