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 — […]

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 […]


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