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    1. New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain, Diarrhea for Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea seems to reduce symptoms for some patients for at least six months, two clinical trials found. Based on these findings, the drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) was approved

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    2. Psych Therapy May Benefit Irritable Bowel Patients

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long known that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis can temporarily ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But, new research suggests they could also offer long-term

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    3. IBS Linked to Low Vitamin D

      Dec. 22, 2015 -- About 8 in 10 people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) also have low vitamin D levels, according to a small British study. Although these are early results, researchers say that in the future, people with the disease might benefit from vitamin D screening tests and supplements. Th

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    4. Food Allergies Tied to Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      Nov. 12, 2015 -- Food allergies and genes that raise your odds of getting allergic diseases might play roles in some people's irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), two new studies suggest. Allergic asthma, rhinitis, and eczema go hand-in-hand with diarrhea and bad digestive reactions to food in certain pe

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    5. Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease IBS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds. The researchers looked at the published studies on a specif

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    6. New Meds OK’d for Hard-to-Treat IBS With Diarrhea

      May 28, 2015 -- The FDA has approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D. It’s the latest step in a years-long struggle to find safe and effective treatments for the condition. “I think patients with IBS should be very excited to have more optio

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    7. IBS, Chronic Constipation: New Guidelines Issued

      Aug. 07, 2014 -- New guidelines offer some new approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC). It's been several years since the last treatment guideline updates for either of these conditions. "It was felt that there had been significant developments in both are

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    8. New IBS Drug Linzess Approved

      Aug. 30, 2012 -- The FDA today approved Linzess, a new kind of drug that relieves constipation and pain for some adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In drug trials, people with IBS with constipation (a subtype of IBS called IBS-C) had more frequent and better bowel movements and less abdomin

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    9. Very Restricted Diet May Reduce Symptoms of IBS

      Nov. 3, 2011 (Washington, D.C.) -- A very restricted diet that that is low in certain natural sugars may help relieve bloating, gas, abdominal pain, and other symptoms in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Australian researchers report. Known as a low-FODMAP diet, it doesn't work for everyo

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    10. Experimental Drug May Treat Chronic Constipation

      Aug. 10, 2011 -- Two studies show that a new kind of experimental medication relieves the pain and bloating of persistent constipation better than a placebo. The studies, which are published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that linoclotide relieved chronic constipation in up to 21% of

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