What we eat directly translates to how vulnerable we are to disease: Here's why 1 in every 100 people now suffer from celiac disease
(Natural News) There was a time when celiac disease (CD) was known as a rare condition that almost exclusively afflicted individuals of European descent. Today, one out of 100 persons around the world is thought to have the disease. To understand how a supposedly uncommon genetic disorder now afflicts such a considerable percentage of humanity,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease: More Prominent in Women, Underdiagnosed in Kids, and other Epidemiologic Trends
Studies of celiac disease at DDW 2018 found low rates of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, lower detection in women vs men, and that the pediatric poulation is underdiagnosed. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - June 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Conferences/Digestive Disease Week Source Type: news

Natural History and Detection of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease Natural History and Detection of Undiagnosed Celiac Disease
This study suggests that the majority of currently used indications to test for celiac disease are not predictive.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet
(Digestive Disease Week) An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free diet. Findings of the first phase 2 study of a biologic immune modulator in celiac disease will be presented at the upcoming Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2018. Inadvertent exposure to gluten can be a frequent occurrence for celiac patients that triggers symptoms, such as pain in the gut and diarrhea, due to intestinal damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Celiac Testing Paradigm Underdetects Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Case-control study highlights need for more physician awareness and a new strategy for detection (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Coeliac disease: 12 signs you might need to go gluten free
This week is coeliac awareness week and director of Coeliac UK, Norma McGough, says some symptoms such as depression, bad balance and tooth loss are not what people might expect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SQI Brings Diagnostics Direct to Consumers Through Collaboration
SQI Diagnostics is hoping to expand its presence into the rapidly growing direct-to-consumer diagnostic testing market, through a collaboration with Microdrop. The consumer diagnostic market is valued at $173 million and is predicted to grow to $350 million by 2020, according to statistics provided by Kalorama Information. The field is very lucrative and the collaboration with Microdrop would be an entry point for SQI Diagnostics.  “As a diagnostics company we always value and respect the diagnostic expertise of physicians and performing laboratories,” Russell Peloquin, VP of global commercial operati...
Source: MDDI - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

' Gluten-Free' Means What It Says
The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of'gluten free'on food labels makes that possible. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATED: Van ’s Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles Due to Gluten, Undeclared Wheat & Undeclared Milk
Van ’s Foods is voluntarily recalling Van’s Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710–WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 and UPC 0 89947 30206 4. The products are being recalled because a limited number of the wrong packaging were used during the production of Van’s Belgian Waffles. The pro duct inadvertently packaged in the Van’s Gluten Free Waffle box contains gluten, undeclared wheat and undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, wheat or gluten run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These produ cts ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Community Pharmacist's Knowledge of Celiac Disease The Community Pharmacist's Knowledge of Celiac Disease
Are community pharmacists sufficiently educated about celiac disease? Where might additional training be needed?American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Study shows huge variation in gluten-free food prescribing
Variation is not driven by ‘obvious medical factors’ Related items fromOnMedica Gluten-free food Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’ Gluten-free gruel Gluten-free diet not recommended for people without coeliac disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to tell if you REALLY are one of the UK ’s 500,000 coeliac sufferers
For Lynne Mansell from Gloucestershire, the weekly food shop is a time-consuming affair. Labels must be read and the ingredients of everything, even stock cubes, must be checked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Can Oats, Which Don ’ t Contain Gluten, Be Labeled ‘ Gluten Free ’ ?
Oats, water, even sneakers may be advertised as “ gluten-free. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Gluten Celiac Disease Labeling and Labels (Product) Grain Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Where to go for gluten-free fast food
Many fast-food chains, such as Arby ’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s, now have gluten-free menus or gluten-free options. But a person with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must be wary, as non-gluten foods can be contaminated by other products, depending on how they are prepared. Find out here what to do to be safe. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed Celiac Disease in Later Life Must Not Be Missed
Celiac disease may manifest at any age. How prevalent is it in older persons, and how might symptoms present?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

When Going Gluten-Free is Not Enough: New Tests Detect Hidden Exposure
For people with celiac disease, incidental ingestion of gluten can lead to to painful symptoms and lasting intestinal damage. Two new studies suggest such exposure may be greater than many realize.(Image credit: JPM/Getty Images/Image Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common Even on Gluten-Free Diet, Harmful Exposures May Be Common
Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gluten-free diet may still allow harmful levels of exposure
(Reuters Health) - Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fructans Suspect in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized double-blind trial casts doubt on need for gluten-free diets in NCGS (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 8, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Celiac Disease and Early Diet: A Link?
(MedPage Today) -- Lower risks associated with healthy, prudent diet (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 27, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can we 'deactivate' celiac disease?
Celiac disease is underpinned by a complex chemical reaction. Researchers have now found a way to deactivate a crucial part of this reaction, which may — in the future — make it possible to treat the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Looking for an off switch for celiac disease
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) New research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old Celiac Disease Associated With Aplastic Anemia in a 6-Year-Old
Many hematological disorders have been associated with celiac disease. This case represents the fourth associated with aplastic anemia in children--might it be more common than thought?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet: 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me Gluten-Free Diet: 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me
After being diagnosed with celiac disease as an adult, I was told very little other than to follow a gluten-free diet. Here are 10 things I wish my doctor had told me upon diagnosis.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Article Source Type: news

Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life Vigilant Adherence to Celiac Diet Linked With Lower Quality of Life
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vigilant adherence to celiac diet linked with lower quality of life
(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease who are extremely vigilant about not ingesting gluten may perceive that their quality of life is reduced, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Seventh Annual Report to Congress on High-Priority Evidence Gaps for Clinical Preventive Services (December 2017)
Annual report identified evidence gaps related to five recent topics for which the current evidence was insufficient for the Task Force to make a recommendation, including screening for celiac disease and obstructive sleep apnea, screening for prostate cancer in African American men, and screening for illicit drug use in children and adolescents. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Going gluten-free: More fat, sugar and arsenic, less protein and fiber – all for 160% more money
(Natural News) Grocery stores are full of products proclaiming their gluten-free status, and this has prompted many people to believe that this is somehow a desirable quality from a health standpoint. While that’s certainly the case if you have a true allergy to gluten in the form of Celiac disease, it’s important that you don’t... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut
When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 years, Kerala is the birthplace of Ayurvedic medicine. I spent a lot of time at the AyurMana or “ancient healing house.” This is the oldest existing school of Ayurvedic medicine in the world. It was there that I observed how quickly...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Health Natural Cures anxiety arthritis Cancer celiac disease chronic fatigue depression diabetes digestive issues fibromyalgia leaky gut multiple sclerosis schizophrenia Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is There a Downside to Going Gluten-Free if You ’ re Healthy?
A gluten-free or grain-free diet can pose risks for someone who is not highly sensitive to gluten. Such a diet is also unlikely to provide benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Gluten Celiac Disease Diet and Nutrition Obesity Fiber (Dietary) Constipation Weight Tests (Medical) Grain Source Type: news

'No evidence' gluten-free diets are good, scientist says
Dr Suzanne Mahady, a senior Lecturer, Monash University, said only those diagnosed with coeliac disease should keep to the strict diet in a piece for The Conversation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease Infections in Early Life and Development of Celiac Disease
Might respiratory or gastrointestinal infections in early childhood contribute to the development of celiac disease?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

New blood test better identifies those with celiac disease, researchers say
An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don't have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Blood Tests Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-free Diet Blood Tests Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-free Diet
An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don ’ t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blood Test Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-Free Diet Blood Test Rules Out Celiac Disease During Gluten-Free Diet
An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don ’ t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Accurate celiac diagnosis in trial of new blood test
(Reuters Health) - An experimental blood test accurately identifies people who do, or don ’t, have celiac disease, even if they are following gluten-free diets, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

From Iran To CEO Of A Biotech Startup, Bioniz, With No Revenue But A $400 Million Valuation
Nazli Azimi founded Bioniz Therapeutics, where she's developing new types of drugs to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases like celiac and alopecia. Her theory: attack so-called cytokines, the multiple proteins that block immune pathways. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Adams, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

From Iran To CEO Of A Biotech Startup, Bioniz, With No Revenue But A $100 Million Valuation
Nazli Azimi founded Bioniz Therapeutics, where she's developing new types of drugs to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases like celiac and alopecia. Her theory: attack so-called cytokines, the multiple proteins that block immune pathways. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Adams, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Health Tip: Going Gluten-Free?
-- If you've got celiac disease or have another reason to go gluten-free, there are lots of ways to avoid dietary wheat, rye and barley. The American Diabetes Association says healthier gluten-free options include: Amaranth. Arrowroot. Beans... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists find wheat 'with 85 per cent less gluten'
Researchers in Spain have created a new strain of wheat that comes close to eliminating the form of gluten that triggers an immune reaction in people with Coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Could gluten foods be triggering your PAINFUL flare-ups?
RHEUMATOID arthritis joint pain could by eased by cutting out gluten from your diet, as patients have an increased risk of developing coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surprising Number of Conditions Linked to Celiac Disease Surprising Number of Conditions Linked to Celiac Disease
There are'striking'associations between celiac disease and other medical conditions, according to a large database study that suggests patients with unusual symptoms be screened.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Carpal Spasm As Initial Presentation of Celiac Disease Carpal Spasm As Initial Presentation of Celiac Disease
Hypocalcemia is a common finding in celiac disease, which, in rare cases, may lead to hypocalcemic carpal spasm, as with this patient.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free
Low gluten beers might not all be safe for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Scientists are working on a better kind of test for gluten. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Lemonick, Contributor Source Type: news

Gluten free diet: Four signs you’re INTOLERANT to bread and pasta
GLUTEN free is a diet that should be followed by those with coeliac disease. Here are the symptoms you could be intolerant to bread and pasta. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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HPV vaccines ARE safe
Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark found the jabs are only associated with coeliac disease, which may be due to undiagnosed case being picked up during vaccination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Related Are Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease? How Related Are Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease?
In high-risk children, co-occurrence of autoimmunity to type 1 diabetes and celiac disease is higher than would be expected in the general population, according to a large, prospective birth cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Childhood respiratory infections linked with celiac disease
New research concludes that respiratory infections in at-risk children may significantly increase the likelihood of developing celiac disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news