FDA launches tougher oversight of supplements

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, announced new efforts Monday to boost regulation of dietary supplements. (Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post) The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it planned to beef up oversight of the sprawling, $50-billion-a-year dietary supplements industry, warning that the sector’s explosive growth has resulted in risks […]

Integrative approaches to reduce IBS symptoms – Harvard Health Blog

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal condition that involves abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea, or both), affects over 10% of Americans. Though some find the condition merely a nuisance, for many individuals it can be quite bothersome and disruptive. While medications can sometimes offer relief, some individuals do not respond to medications […]