Recent advances in understanding the condition have brought a surge of potential therapies to the drug development pipeline.
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Despite what social media might have you believe, there is no overnight shortcut to better digestive health.
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And is there anything I can do about it?
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Scientists often debate whether irritable bowel syndrome is a mental or physical issue. That’s not much help for those who suffer from it.
It’s not clear why coffee can stimulate a bowel movement, but the speed of this effect suggests it’s mediated by the brain.
Companies can tell you the kinds of microbes that live in your gut, but the results may not help you lose weight or fend off disease.
Is all yogurt created equal? Does it matter if the kimchi is spicy? And what if my kombucha has sugar? Your questions answered.
Foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation.
Experts are starting to untangle the biological underpinnings of this common yet perplexing disorder. What they’re finding could offer clues on how to treat it.
Two hours after eating is a crude rule of thumb. A more accurate answer depends on the drugs you are taking and your medical conditions.
Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
Many think the abdominal disorder starts in childhood, but it can occur at any age and is becoming more prevalent throughout the world.
People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.
The link between the gut and metabolic disease is a growing area of obesity research.
A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Then she remembered a story from her mother.
The muscles from his buttock down to his calf felt as if they were on fire. He saw countless specialists, but nothing really seemed to help. What could it possibly be?
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.
The illness that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can unexpectedly flare up.
From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.
A researcher fed beetles to frogs. The encounter did not end as expected.
Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.
My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.
The extreme metabolism of some snakes could provide leads on how to regenerate human tissue.
Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.
Studies suggest that certain probiotics can help in certain contexts. But you will need to do your research. We can help.
Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health.
Running a marathon ramps up levels of a gut bacteria that made mice run faster, but it’s unclear whether it would work in people.
Some 100 drugs can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them.
Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.
Whether you have complications or a recurrence depends on the severity of your disease.
Most gut bacteria recover quickly, but there can be long-lasting consequences from taking antibiotics.
A deficiency of B12, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible neurological problems.
The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills.
Some antibiotics can make you violently ill if you drink.