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Colon Cleanses:  Try or Skip?

We’ve seen the commercials on TV, and the ads all over the Internet. Is colon cleansing something we all should be doing? Is it true that our insides are like a bunch of corroded pipes?

About.com: IBD

Constipation Drug Dangerous for Pregnant Women?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should immediately increase its warnings about the use of lubiprostone — available as Amitiza — because of serious adverse reactions, including the risk of abortion or premature labor if given to pregnant women, Public Citizen said in a petition filed today with the agency.

Consumer Affairs

It’s Worth The Risk To Get Relief, IBS Patients Say In New Study

About 8 percent of patients with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) say they are willing to accept a 1 in 100 chance of death if offered a medication that would give them total relief of symptoms, according to a study conducted by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. The respondents report an average of 73 days in a calendar year when they need to restrict their usual activities due to health problems.

MediLexicon

Healing IBD Wounds With Stem Cells?

The University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom is beginning a two year study on the effect stem cell markers will have on the ulceration that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) causes on the lining of the intestines. It’s unknown what causes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and the course of these diseases is erratic.

About.com: IBD

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