Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues

Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on ...

Health

What your body may be telling you about your health

Do you have a persistent cough, or do you feel like your hair is thinning? These issues may signal that you need to visit a doctor. Baylor College of Medicine expert Isabel Valdez, a physician assistant and instructor of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACG: defecation posture modification device beneficial

(HealthDay)—A defecation posture modification device (DPMD) can reduce bowel movement duration and straining patterns among healthy individuals, according to a study presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rifaximin effective for repeat treatment of IBS with diarrhea

(HealthDay)—Repeat treatment with the nonsystemic antibiotic rifaximin is effective in patients with relapsing symptoms of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D), according to a study published in the December ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The scoop about healthy poop

(HealthDay)—Your bowel movements can offer important clues about your health, a doctor says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can acupuncture ease severe constipation?

(HealthDay)—People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Polyethylene glycol 3350 doesn't cut time to bowel movement

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing urogynecologic surgery, addition of polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG3350) to docusate sodium does not reduce the time to first bowel movement, according to a study published in the September ...

Medications

New device approved for fecal incontinence

(HealthDay)—The Fenix Continence Restoration System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat an inability to control bowel movements for people who can't tolerate or use other approved methods.

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