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High-Tech Exoskeletons Improve Bowel Function in People With Spinal Cord Injury

Digestive issues are common after spinal cord injury and can lead to chronic constipation and incontinence. But robotic exoskeleton-assisted walking can improve matters in people with such injuries, researchers say.

In an earlier survey, more than a third of men with spinal cord injury said bowel and bladder problems had the most significant effect on their lives after their injury.

Can Having IBD Shorten Your Life?

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) live longer than they used to, but still die at a younger age than those without the condition, a new study out of Canada finds.

IBD includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. People with IBD often have inflammation beyond the intestinal tract. They have an increased risk of cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other conditions, the resea...

'Dead' Probiotic Bacteria Could Help Ease Irritable Bowel

Probiotic supplements containing "killed" bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests.

Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. And it's the first trial to test a probiotic with bacteria that were heat-killed -- which, the researchers say, could make...

Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along

A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say.

"These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show whether or not they are effective," said researcher Dr. Peter Stanich. He is an assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Ohio State Univers...