Tagged: colon

The ABCs of IBS

Everyone gets an upset stomach on occasion—from, say, overindulg­ing in greasy burgers, fatty fries, pizza, or Alfredo-topped pasta. But an estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from chronic tummy...

Pearlfish loves sea cucumber

There are many species of pearlfish. Some live independently, but several make their homes in the bodies of shellfish, starfish, and other marine animals. Indeed, they got their name after one individual was found...

Hirschsprung’s disease

Hirschsprung’s disease is a blockage of the large intestine. It occurs due to poor muscle movement in the bowel. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present from birth. Causes Muscle contractions...