In The News: Is Algae The Cure for IBS?

You may have seen algae supplements before, heard of spirulina? The blue powder you find in health food shops and makes your smoothies look extra colourful. That is a type of algae. Recently a study looking at Chlamydomonas reihardtii, a form of algae that had not previously been studied for its health benefits, was foundContinue reading “In The News: Is Algae The Cure for IBS?”

In the news: Talking Therapy for IBS?

Introduction: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), recommends face-to-face cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for patients with IBS, however, Dr Hazel Everitt, Associate Professor in General Practice at the University of Southampton, realised that within the resource constrained NHS the availability of (CBT) for the treatment of IBS was extremely limited. With this in mind,Continue reading “In the news: Talking Therapy for IBS?”

In the News: Urine Tests to Diagnose IBS?

Introduction Currently there is no biochemical or histopatholigcal test to diagnose IBS. Diagnosis is usually done by eliminating the possibility of other gastrointestinal disorders. This can be a lengthy process and usually involve quite invasive procedures, such as colonoscopies. This new study was conducted in order to find a better and quicker way to diagnoseContinue reading “In the News: Urine Tests to Diagnose IBS?”