Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fecal transplants beat C. diff superbug 90% of the time

First reported in ancient China, human fecal transplants have made a comeback in modern medicine. Evidence shows this treatment can be effective in treating C. difficile—a gastrointestinal infection that can cause symptoms ...

Medical research

Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon

Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Crick and Bern ...

Inflammatory disorders

FODMAPs diet relieves symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

New research from King's College London has found that a diet low in fermented carbohydrates has improved certain gut symptoms and improved health-related quality of life for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Irritability

Irritability is an excessive response to stimuli. The term is used for both the physiological reaction to stimuli and for the pathological, abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli; It is usually used to refer to anger or frustration.

Irritability may be demonstrated in behavioral responses to both physiological and behavioral stimuli including environmental, situational, sociological, and emotional stimuli.

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