Digestive System in the News

More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

04/26/2015 - Number of babies in intensive care for addiction treatment four times higher than a decade ago

Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests

04/26/2015 - Odds increased nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones, Study Finds

04/26/2015 - By age 2, many spend an hour or more a day on mobile devices, but parents have concerns

More Than 1 in 10 Teens Has Tried E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

04/26/2015 - Use of the devices highest among older teens and males

Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

04/26/2015 - More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

04/25/2015 - Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

Phone-Focused Parents a Danger to Their Kids at Playground

04/25/2015 - This distraction raises odds of child injuries, study finds

Young Brains May Gain Skills When Parents Read to Kids

04/25/2015 - Small study using MRIs suggests being read to boosts ability to visualize stories

Could Blowing Your Horn Cut Your Odds for Sleep Apnea?

04/24/2015 - Playing a wind instrument may help strengthen airways, researchers suggest

Prices of MS Drugs Soaring, Study Finds

04/24/2015 - No medications available for disabling disease for less than $50,000 a year in United States, researchers say

Drug-Related HIV Outbreak Spurs Nationwide Alert

04/24/2015 - More than 140 cases of the AIDS-causing virus reported in rural Indiana

Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

04/24/2015 - Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

Wider Use of Naloxone Could Cut Deaths From Drug Overdoses: CDC

04/24/2015 - Agency urges expanding access to the prescription antidote among EMS personnel

2nd U.S. Ice Cream Maker Pulls All Products After Listeria Threat

04/24/2015 - Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams joins Blue Bell Creameries after test showing contamination

Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide

04/24/2015 - Study says many see a doctor before ending their life

Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say

04/24/2015 - People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults

04/24/2015 - Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Childhood Abuse, Neglect Linked to High Blood Pressure in Adulthood

04/24/2015 - Finding suggests interventions aimed at these kids might make a difference, researcher says

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

04/24/2015 - To avoid suffocation, put infants down in a crib, expert says

Cigars Pose Dangers Similar to Cigarettes

04/24/2015 - Risk of death and certain cancers increased, study finds


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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 20 percent of adults have symptoms of IBS.