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    Smart Pill Breakthrough for IBS Sufferers

    There has been a massive breakthrough in the monitoring and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects many sufferers on a daily basis. The breakthrough comes in the form of a new “smart pill” which patients swallow to allow the activities of the digestive system to be analysed as the pill moves […]

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    Danone Sponsored IBS Symposium

    Danone, the food and drink manufacturer, has announced its symposium to be held at this year’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Conference in Liverpool, 20-22 October 2011, entitled: IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) AND PROBIOTICS: FROM CLINICAL EVIDENCE TO GUIDELINES As awareness of IBS grows, more people with symptoms are likely to seek advice from […]

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    Cognitive Techniques Improve IBS Symptoms

    A recent study by Dr Susan Gaylord and colleagues from North Carolina, USA has explored the feasibility and efficacy of a group program of mindfulness training, a cognitive-behavioral technique, for women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The technique involves training individuals how to intentionally attend to present-moment experience and how to have a non-judgmental awareness […]

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    Giardiasis Stomach Bug Linked to Ongoing IBS and Chronic Fatigue, 3 Years Post Infection

    Research published online in GUT has shown that infection with the intestinal parasite, Giardia lamblia, more than triples the risk of persistent irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue, and can last up to three years. Furthermore, the infection seems to spark an increased risk of having both conditions at the same time, prompting the authors […]