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2011-06-16 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Patent No.7,960,429 "KAPPA-OPIATE AGONISTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIARRHEA-PREDOMINANT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME." This patent covers the use of asimadoline to treat diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) and has an expiration date in June, 2028. The recently issued patent is owned by Tioga Pharmaceuticals. A continuation...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that its investigational compound asimadoline has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS). Tioga is conducting a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating asimadoline in D-IBS, conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment agreement with the FDA for U.S. registration. The...

2011-05-25 07:38:00

CROMWELL, Conn., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each month, millions of women suffer from symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). With the introduction of the all-new AZO PMS(TM) -- the only brand available to address both physiological and emotional symptoms -- women can now get relief from PMS with a fast acting natural product. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110525/NE08165 ) PMS refers to a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms that typically occur...

2011-05-11 13:47:24

Linking it to bacterial overgrowth, food poisoning Cedars-Sinai researchers have reported two advances in the understanding of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 30 million people. One study provides further evidence that IBS is linked to an overgrowth of bacteria in the gut. In a separate study, a mathematical model reveals the disease's link to food poisoning and shows that military personnel are at a much higher...

2011-05-10 16:04:06

Constipation is definitely not a glamorous topic. In reality, it affects nearly 30 million Americans and costs more than $1 billion annually to evaluate and treat. While not often life threatening, the pain, bloating, discomfort, and straining associated with constipation lead sufferers to focus on one thing - relief. Mayo Clinic researchers recently had success in the clinical trial of a new medication shown to provide relief from constipation in a way that capitalizes on the body's natural...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

April marks the 15th annual Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month, meant to publicize help for a condition so prevalent that, though rarely discussed, is the leading cause of worker absenteeism after the common cold. In particular, significant patient self-help avenues such as HelpForIBS.com offer information, support, and immediate tangible help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Self-help management of IBS has proven so successful that physicians and dietitians are embracing these...

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2011-04-19 10:42:02

University of Adelaide researchers have shown for the first time how peppermint helps to relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which affects up to 20% of the population. In a paper published this week in the international journal Pain, researchers from the University's Nerve-Gut Research Laboratory explain how peppermint activates an "anti-pain" channel in the colon, soothing inflammatory pain in the gastrointestinal tract. Dr Stuart Brierley says while peppermint has been commonly prescribed by...

2011-03-29 06:50:00

MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) symptoms often go away and reappear again. While this usually does not signify the development of a new digestive disorder, during April, IBS Awareness Month, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) wants to remind patients of red flags and personal risk factors that indicate a need to revisit the doctor. IBS affects about 10 to 15 percent of the population. The key symptoms are...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Old People pu-erh tea relieves constipation, upset stomach, bloating, and gas, and lowers cholesterol as well. Pu-erh tea is a variety of post-fermented tea from the Yunnan province of China. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 The rare pu-erh tea is as healing as it is delicious. Vital Tea Leaf, a popular tea bar in San Francisco, now offers Old People pu-erh tea from the Yunnan province of China. Ming, Vital Tea Leaf's owner advises using the tea to relieve constipation,...

2011-01-06 12:44:40

A pair of clinical trials, conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that two weeks of treatment with rifaximin provides significant relief of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms including bloating, abdominal pain and loose or watery stools. In addition, the studies found that the benefits of treatment with rifaximin (brand name: Xifaxan) persisted for 10 weeks after patients stopped taking the broad-spectrum antibiotic, said Yehuda Ringel, MD, an associate...


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