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 […]


Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says

July 25, 2014

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study.
These fluctuations could lead to monitoring systems that might help detect and ease flare-ups for people with certain chronic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis […]


Popular Crohn’s, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study

June 18, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn’t linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report.
Researchers found that people with Crohn’s disease or colitis who received the drugs — tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) antagonists — […]


Depression Tied to Crohn’s Disease Flare-Ups

May 3, 2014

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Depression may increase the risk of Crohn’s disease flare-ups in people with the inflammatory bowel disorder, an early new study suggests.
The study included about 3,150 Crohn’s patients who completed online questionnaires about their disease, its treatment and how it affects their lives. They were also asked about how […]


Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients

March 31, 2014

People with celiac disease have a nearly twofold increased risk of heart disease compared to those without the chronic digestive disorder, according to a new study.


Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease

March 12, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The community of bacteria that typically live in the human gut is radically altered in patients with Crohn’s disease, a new study shows.
Overall, patients with Crohn’s have less diversity among their intestinal bacteria than healthy individuals. And certain types of harmful bacteria appear to be […]


Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn’s

December 6, 2013

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they have found a way to grow intestinal stem cells and get them to develop into different types of mature intestinal cells.
This achievement could one day lead to new ways to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers or Crohn’s disease by replacing a patient’s old gut […]


Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn’s Symptoms, Study Finds

May 18, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn’s disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Extra vitamin D “was associated with significantly less physical, emotional and general fatigue, greater quality of life and the ability to […]


Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn’s, Colitis: Study

May 6, 2013

MONDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) — Yearly flu vaccinations are safe for children with inflammatory bowel disease, but too few of these youngsters get a flu shot because their parents worry about possible side effects, researchers report.
Not only does vaccination help protect against the flu, it may even reduce inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms, according […]


Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease

April 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) — Fecal transplantation — an innovative enema treatment — may help reduce or eliminate symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most children and young adults, according to a small study.
The process, formally called fecal microbial transplantation, involves placing stool from a healthy donor into a recipient’s intestines in order to […]



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