New research has been hailed as good news for people who undergo surgery for bowel cancer. Read about how research shows three months of chemotherapy could be as effective as six, in certain cases.
People often confuse IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). It’s easy to see why. They sound the same and some of the symptoms are the same – stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea or constipation. But they are actually very different conditions, with very different causes and treatments.
Researchers who conducted the largest ever genetic study into inflammatory bowel disease have identified a genetic variant that doubles a person’s risk of developing ulcerative colitis. This exciting discovery is helping scientists move closer to understanding what causes the chronic condition and opens up new possibilities for more effective treatment in the future.Read more
A blue dye tablet given to patients before they have a colonoscopy could boost the chances of finding bowel cancer in its earliest stages, according to new research.
To mark Migraine Awareness Week, from 2nd to 8th September 2018, we’re asking the question, how well do we understand migraines and what causes them? What latest research is there between the link between IBS and migraines?
All around the world charities are recognised on 5 September for the amazing work they do in saving and improving lives and providing a platform for the important issues of our times.
Would you be able to name the five most common symptoms of bowel cancer? If you answered yes then you are in the minority, according to a recent study by the charity Bowel Cancer UK.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can have a profound effect on your life. If you are one of the 12 million or so people in the UK who suffer from the condition you may experience anything from mild to severe symptoms, including abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, constipation or a mix of the two.
How often do you stop to think about your digestive system? Aside from when it starts to malfunction or cause pain, we’re guessing probably not that often. But, inside your tummy there is a truly magnificent system operating and it’s worth spending five minutes to read this article to find out more about the secret life…Read more
People under 50 with bowel cancer often face lengthy delays being diagnosed, significantly reducing their chances of survival. Now, a new risk assessment tool aims to help GPs determine which patients need further tests by predicting their risk of bowel cancer based on their symptoms.