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Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation to the lining of the digestive system - most commonly occurring in the ileum or colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss and blood or mucus in your stools. Tre



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Rural living tied to lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A study of Canadian populations finds that living in urban households is tied to a lower chance of being diagnosed with IBD, particularly in childhood.



Cake icing pigment could worsen inflammatory bowel disease

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Titanium dioxide - a pigment used in foods, cosmetics, and medicines - could compound IBD symptoms. It should be avoided by patients, researchers suggest.



Antibiotics taken late in pregnancy can increase risk for IBD in offspring

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study in mice underscores concern over unwarranted use of antibiotics during pregnancy and early development.



Researchers make significant progress in engineering digestive system tissues

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat digestive system conditions - from...



Scientists find genes that may cause inflammatory bowel disease

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

From hundreds of genes potentially responsible for inflammatory bowel disease, a new genome-wide analysis focuses on a few that may cause the illness.



Ulcerative colitis flares: Managing and easing symptoms

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the causes of ulcerative colitis and what are the symptoms of a flare? Learn how to manage flares, how to reduce them, and when to see a doctor.



Ulcerative colitis: Defining and treating pain

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the cause of ulcerative colitis pain and how is it diagnosed? Learn about how frequent the pain may be and how to control the pain.



Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

What foods may be beneficial and what foods may be triggers for people with ulcerative colitis? How are problem foods identified and avoided?



Crohn's disease vs. ulcerative colitis: What is the difference?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What is Crohn's disease and what is ulcerative colitis? How are they similar and what are the differences in symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.



Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Probiotics are similar to the good bacteria already found in the intestines. Can eating probiotics restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract?



Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? Can natural remedies manage symptoms, and what lifestyle and dietary changes are recommended.



New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously...



First endoscopic stricturotomy with needle knife study for intestinal strictures in IBD

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cleveland Clinic doctors have published the first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel...



Soy protein may improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Consumption of soy protein may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.



Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Canada has amongst the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.



Study identifies a genetic link to susceptibility and resistance to inflammatory bowel disease

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by chronic relapsing inflammation of the gut, is a common problem in the industrialized world. However, how IBD develops remains unknown.



Inflammatory bowel disease: Potential new treatment target identified

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Protein whose levels are higher in IBD patients could be a new treatment target of particular relevance for the many cases that resist the current therapy.



Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress.



Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease help heal the intestine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although anti-inflammatory treatments are quite effective at reducing symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the mucosal lining of the intestine often remains ulcerated...



Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about inflammatory bowel disease, including risk factors and management. We discuss the two main types: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.



New indicators to aid Crohn's disease diagnosis and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood...



Common yeast may worsen IBD symptoms in Crohn's disease

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health.



Biosimilar of costly inflammatory bowel disease therapy found safe and effective

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has been greatly improved by the introduction of biologic therapies such as infliximab (which targets tumour necrosis factor alpha), but at...



Epigenetic enzyme found to be lacking in some patients with Crohn's disease

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme - previously associated by population-based genetic studies with Crohn's disease and...



Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with...