Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study

May 23, 2016

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows.
Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to be used on a more widespread basis. Transferring fecal matter from healthy donors into these […]

MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds

March 9, 2016

WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have other chronic health problems than those without the nervous system disorder, a new study indicates.
Researchers looked at how common several chronic conditions — high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel […]

How to Ease IBS Symptoms for Months at a Time

January 7, 2016

New research suggests that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis could offer long-term benefits for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life

September 11, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Adults who were physically or sexually abused as children may be at increased risk for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.
University of Toronto researchers analyzed data from nearly 22,000 Canadians aged 18 and older. They found that those with a history of childhood abuse […]

Crohn’s Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

August 4, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
“Patients with IBD face substantial […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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