IBS Awareness Month: 8 recent advances in diagnostics, treatment

April 12, 2019
April is IBS Awareness Month. First designated by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in 1997, this initiative…

In the Journals

Tele-cognitive behavioral therapies offer alternative option for refractory IBS

April 11, 2019
Administering cognitive behavioral therapy over the telephone and on the internet were both better than traditional care for patients with refractory…

In the Journals

Adversity-induced GI issues in youth may predict future psychopathology

April 5, 2019
Researchers found that adversity early in life was associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children and that this adversity-induced…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves reintroduction of Zelnorm for IBS-C in certain women

April 3, 2019
The FDA has approved the reintroduction of Zelnorm, a twice-daily oral treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women aged under…

In the Journals

Protective bacteria found in patients with IBS

April 2, 2019
Although diversity of the gut microbiota in patients with irritable bowel syndrome was similar to controls, a systematic review published in…


Fighting an 'invisible epidemic' during Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

March 13, 2019
Faced with an increasing incidence and prevalence of autoimmune disease in the United States —approximately 23.5 million Americans are affected…

AGA to honor winners of annual Recognition Awards

February 1, 2019
The American Gastroenterological Association has named the 2019 winners of its annual Recognition Awards, bestowed on leaders in gastroenterology to…

In the Journals

Allergic, autoimmune diseases linked to functional GI disorders

January 28, 2019
Patients with allergic or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders independent of psychological distress…

In the Journals

‘Super donors’ may be pivotal to the future of fecal transplants

January 23, 2019
Fecal microbiota transplantation donors who can successfully transfer important bacteria to recipients could be the future of treating diseases like…

In the JournalsPerspective

Pregabalin effective for treating pain, bloating, diarrhea in IBS

January 21, 2019
Pregabalin — a calcium channel alpha 2 delta ligand — helped treat visceral hypersensitivity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome…

Guest Editorial

Looking Back at 2018’s Top 10, Peer Tested by You

Healio Gastroenterology, January 2019
As we enter the fifth year of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, it is worth looking back at what made us stand out in 2018: the Peer Tested…

Meeting News

Advances in IBD

Healio Gastroenterology, January 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease reported live from Advances in IBD 2018 in Orlando, Florida, highlighting the latest research updates as…

In the Journals

Differences in gut microbiota could help diagnose IBD, IBS

December 19, 2018
Changes in a patient’s gut microbiota could help clinicians differentiate patients with inflammatory bowel disease and those with irritable…

In the Journals

Hypnotherapy viable option for relieving IBS symptoms

November 26, 2018
Hypnotherapy in both individual and group sessions helped patients with irritable bowel syndrome achieve symptoms relief, according to research…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Diet low in short-chain carbs helps ease irritable bowel syndrome pain

November 9, 2018
NEWARK, Del. — Many foods can exacerbate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, but several randomized clinical trials show benefit of a low…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Expert argues for new name for functional GI disorders

October 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Nicholas Talley, MD, PhD

Meeting News

Second-generation IBS blood test available for commercial distribution

October 10, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Gemelli Biotech, in cooperation with the Medically Associated Science and Technology Program at Cedars-Sinai, announced the…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Gemelli Biotech launches IBS blood test at ACG

October 7, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — In this exclusive video perspective from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Matt Mitcho, CEO of…

Meeting News

No ‘one right answer’ among pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic IBS therapies

October 6, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Given the vast number and varying kinds of therapies currently available for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, choosing…

Top 5 gastroenterology stories in September

September 28, 2018
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled a list of the top five gastroenterology stories posted in September. Readers were interested…