Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Colon Cleansing Clogged
Commitment to regular bowel movements can sometimes lead one to take extreme measures. Many herbal products offer quick fixes to get the system to speed up.
Elementary school children who don't like fruits and vegetables are 13 times more likely to suffer from functional constipation than those who do, according to a new study.
Battle of the Bloat
Researchers at the University of Cambridge are looking to the fruit fly to learn about human intestinal neurons and have uncovered some startling findings in the process.
Run Your Butt Off
Exercise helps reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and Alingsås Hospital.
Calm Down Those Irritable Bowels
A huge breakthrough has been made in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and an antibiotic has already found long-term success in patients with the disease.