Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn’s Disease

April 10, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn’s disease, if this early research pans out.
In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant — stool samples taken from a healthy donor — seemed to send Crohn’s symptoms into remission in seven of […]


Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn’s Disease in Kids

March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A lag in growth could be a sign that a child might suffer from undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), especially Crohn’s disease, one pediatric doctor says.
“Growth charts are one of the most important things we look at with children because sometimes a slower growth rate is the only […]


New Drug for Crohn’s Disease Shows Early Promise

March 18, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may quickly quash symptoms of the digestive disorder Crohn’s disease — at least for the short term, an early clinical trial finds.
The study, of more than 150 adults with Crohn’s, found that just two weeks of treatment sent many into remission — […]


Black Children May Fare Worse With Crohn’s Disease

March 10, 2015

TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Race may play a role in outcomes for children and teens with Crohn’s disease, with black patients faring worse than whites, a new study suggests.
“We found racial inequalities exist among children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease, likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental differences,” Dr. Jennifer […]


Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis: Study

January 23, 2015

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals.
Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut, according to the researchers.
In this new study, people with […]


Crohn’s, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

December 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.
The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the 1.6 million Americans with Crohn’s or colitis, the study […]


Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

October 24, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests.
Those who sleep less or more than the recommended seven to eight hours per night may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, which causes inflammation in the intestines, researchers […]


Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

October 19, 2014

SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New stem cell-based research could improve understanding of intestinal diseases and eventually lead to new treatments, a new study suggests.
Scientists used stem cells to grow “organoids” of functioning human intestinal tissue in a lab dish. They then transplanted the organoids into mice, creating a new model for studying […]


Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study

October 3, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby’s ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.
The treatment, called anti-TNF therapy, is an injected, artificial antibody. This type of medication is widely seen as a […]


Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn’s Disease

August 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic discovery about Crohn’s disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.
The scientists pinpointed chemical changes in Crohn’s patients’ DNA that affect how their genes work, and said these changes can be detected in blood samples.
Along with raising the possibility […]



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