Here are links on this site to news you can use about digestive health, posted by IFFGD:

  • Medical News - short summaries of a sampling of research studies and medical news that provide clues to better understanding GI disorders

  • Industry Treatment News - treatment news and clinical trial listings

Tips for Understanding Media News Reports

Most people learn of medical progress through the media. Scarcely a day passes without a report of a health development, and how it might affect you. Yet this news is often unhelpful. Exaggerated cures, contradictions, and plainly misleading information can do harm. Reported information in the popular media may be confusing and counterproductive. The problem is not the science, but how journalists report it and how it is interpreted.

Understanding how science progresses and how it is reported can help make sense of health news. Most medical facts are established through experiment. Well designed, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials provide the best evidence.

Some things to look for:

  • Consider the media outlet's reputation for reliability and independence
  • Look at the credibility of the reporter or outlet
  • Consider the source
  • Beware of extravagant claims
  • Beware of anecdotal reports

Read more about how to judge health reporting in the media

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Industry Treatment News
Eluxadoline (Viberzi)
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Medical News
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Events
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Press Releases
2016-1115 GERD is More Than Simple Heartburn
2014-1119 Persistent Heartburn May Be a Sign of GERD
2013-1106 15 Tips for GERD Awareness Week
2010-1118 GERD Difference
2010-1001 Heartburn or GERD?
2009-1109 GERD at Night
2006-1116 GERD & Holidays
2005-1125 GERD Costs
2003-1117 GERD Treatment
2016-0801 Learn the Facts About Gastroparesis
2016-0405 Think You Have IBS? Find Out For Sure Before Starting a Treatment
2015-1123 Is it More than Simple Heartburn? Ask Your Doctor.
2015-7-30 Gastroparesis is a Hidden Medical Condition for Many
2015-0330 Online Survey Looks to Help Improve Outcomes for those with IBS
2014-0826 Lack of Awareness of Gastroparesis May Impact Medical Care
2014-0326 IFFGD Marks IBS Awareness Month with Launch of Mobile App
2014-0225 IFFGD Research Grants to Study Gastroparesis
2013-0626 New DHA.org
2013-0412 IFFGD Presents 2013 Research Awards
2013-0401 Turning Attention to Returning Vets
2012-1109 Banish Frequent Heartburn by Burning More Calories
2012-0321 April is IBS Awareness Month: A Serious Issue for Veterans
2011-1130 Is Your Child's Reflux/Spitting Up A Point of Concern?
2011-0412 IFFGD Research Award Winners
2011-0329 IBS Signs You Should Not Ignore
2010-0517 US House Resolution for IBS
2009-0417 IFFGD Research Award Recipients
2008-0331 Dealing with Digestive Disorders
2007-1118 When Is Simple Heartburn Not So Simple?
2007-0718 Proposed FDA Funding Applauded
2007-0401 IBS Myths
2006-0202 IBS or Something Else
2006-0418 Natl Commission
2006-0321 Women's Health
2005-0412 IBS Awareness
2004-1125 Heartburn & Heartache
2004-0929 Norton Honored
2004-0408 IBS Medical Care
2004-0525 IBS Travel Tips
2004-0101 IFFGD Conference
2003-0401 IFFGD Research Awards
2003-0401 IBS Awareness
2002-1102 Heartburn Caution
2002-0423 IBS in Real World
2002-0423 IBS-C Treatment
2002-0402 IBS & Lost Potential
2001-1119 Heartburn or Heart Attack
2001-0322 Patients First
1998-0401 IBS Millions Suffer
1997-1114 Research & Women's Health
Commentary
Misunderstood Functional GI Disorders
IBS is No Joking Matter
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