HLA genotyping for coeliac disease screening worth its cost?
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.S. churches catching on to communion breads free of gluten
(Reuters) - Rachel Rieger figured getting diagnosed with celiac disease and having to rid gluten from her diet meant she could no longer partake of the wheat-based communion bread that represents a key facet of her Catholic faith. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Holiday Hacks
As someone with celiac disease, I always have a bit of anxiety around holiday meals. Whether they be made by family or friends, there is always a risk for cross-contamination of food that makes it nearly impossible to relax when you are invited into someone else's home, or sometimes even in your own, for holiday feasts. And while those around you may try their best to prepare you something safe, there is always room for risk. Risks that are real and very damaging . Luckily, for those of you out there who are concerned, there are in fact ways to prevent getting "glutened" this holiday season. If you can, try to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Blood-based Markers of Celiac DiseasePotential Blood-based Markers of Celiac Disease
How could blood-based diagnostics help to simplify the process of diagnosing celiac disease, and to aid clinicians in treating the disease? BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Non-Gluten proteins identified as targets of immune response to wheat in celiac disease
(Columbia University Medical Center) Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found that, in addition to gluten, the immune systems of patients with celiac disease react to specific types of non-gluten protein in wheat. The results were reported online in the Journal of Proteome Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are you sensitive to gluten, or just Roundup? American wheat often doused with toxic herbicide before harvest
(NaturalNews) The mystery behind skyrocketing rates of Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other wheat-related illnesses may not have anything to do with wheat or even gluten, but rather the process by which conventional American wheat is grown and harvested.Unbeknownst to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Link Seen Between Celiac Disease, Infertility
Researcher says findings should reassure women with the digestive disorder Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Female Infertility, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages of Human Donor Breastmilk?
Discussion Premature infants have unique needs and risks because of their prematurity. Adequate nutrition is one of those problems. In utero the fetus is basically able to “take” everything it needs from the mother already in usable form via the blood stream. In the world, the infant needs to have a neurological and oral-motor apparatus that can coordinate an adequate suck and swallow, and a gastrointestinal tract that is able to absorb the nutrients. The premature infant also needs water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, and macro- and micro-nutrients that are appropriate for its gestational age and changing needs...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Put Healthy Foods in Your Holiday Eating Plans
Put healthy foods in your holiday eating plans Holiday food doesn't have to be rich and fattening. You can eat healthier by adding these cancer-blocking foods to your festivities. Celiac disease If you have celiac disease, it's important to stick to a gluten-free diet. Why? If you don't, you increase your risk of developing several [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #6: Redefine Your Role
There's something about illness and injury that messes not just with your body, but with your whole sense of identity. And the longer and more profoundly you're oppressed by physical limitations, the more vulnerable and disempowered you can feel. If you throw your back out or break your leg, you'll immediately experience the reality shift that comes with significant physical limitation. And if you've ever suffered a high fever or a bout of food poisoning, you know that's all it takes to turn a confident and competent adult into a helpless, whimpering child. Any acute illness or injury can smack you down in ways that temp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac disease does not increase clinical consultations for fertility problems
(American Gastroenterological Association) Women with celiac disease present with fertility problems no more often than women in the general population, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Showing Up in Many Forms and at All AgesCeliac Disease Showing Up in Many Forms and at All Ages
A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 1, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Associations Between Celiac Disease and Type 1 DiabetesAssociations Between Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes
How common is it for patients with type 1 diabetes to present with celiac disease? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity--Is It Really the Gluten?
What to do about patients self-reporting 'gluten sensitivity' after GI symptoms resolve on a gluten-free diet -- without testing for food allergies or Celiac disease. Journal for Nurse Practitioners (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages
(Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Monday's Housecall
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options Serve up a healthier Thanksgiving this year. These recipes have all the taste of the foods you love, but with less fat and fewer calories. Quit smoking: Strategies to help you quit Start with these tips that have helped others. EXPERT ANSWERS Celiac disease diet: [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

8 Whole Grains You're Probably Not Eating
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD You've probably had oatmeal for breakfast, and if you haven't yet tried quinoa I bet you've heard of it, or have seen it on a menu or social media recipe (it's all over Pinterest!). But there are many other whole grains you may not be familiar with, and incorporating them into your food repertoire is well worth the learning curve. Whole grains are white hot among chefs and nutritionists. They're versatile, satisfying and in addition to providing slow-burning starch (think sustained energy!), vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, whole grains are health protective. Their consumption is tied to a lo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cambridge company recognized for potential Celiac-curing vaccine
ImmusanT Inc., the Cambridge company that is developing a vaccine that would allow people with Celiac disease to eat gluten, has received some important recognition. Informa has named the company's drug one of the Top 10 Autoimmune/Anti-Inflammatory Projects to Watch. That has given new energy to ImmusanT executives as they enter Phase 2 of clinical trials. One percent of the world's population has Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that triggers a defensive response to gluten. "We believe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Treatment Market Epidemiology, Current Treatment,...
This report provides an overview of celiac disease, including epidemiology,...(PRWeb November 19, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/celiac-disease-market/analysis-forecast-to-2018/prweb12339091.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
Researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats. The researchers have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The findings may lead to better tests for oat toxicity, and have implications for new treatments being developed for celiac disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnancy Complications Among Women With Celiac DiseasePregnancy Complications Among Women With Celiac Disease
Does research suggest that women with celiac disease are more likely to experience pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes and, if so, why? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Research provides new insight into gluten intolerance
(University of Southern Denmark) Celiac disease patients suffer from gluten intolerance and must adjust to a life without gluten from food sources like wheat, rye and barley. There is no treatment of the disease except lifelong gluten-free diet, but now a Danish/Norwegian research team publishes new research, that may lead to the development of a drug against the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Melbourne researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats.The researchers have identified the key components in oats that trigger an immune response in some people with celiac disease. The findings may lead to better tests for oat toxicity, and have implications for new treatments being developed for celiac disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What's Your Upside
On July 23, my husband took me downtown for our first date night in many, many months. As you may know, I have celiac disease, and as a result, I find it challenging to eat in restaurants due to being excruciatingly sensitive to gluten cross-contamination. But we went to a restaurant that specialized in gluten-free food, and even has a separate prep kitchen! Total score, right? Well... not exactly. I didn't learn this until the next day, but it turns out that while they prep and cook the food on dedicated equipment (so far so good), once it's cooked, they transfer it to dishes that they also serve gluten on. For most p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gluten Isn't the Only Culprit in Celiac Disease, Study Says
Other proteins also caused reaction in participants (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten Isn't the Only Culprit in Celiac Disease, Study Says
Other proteins also caused reaction in participants Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Celiac Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gluten Isn't the Only Culprit in Celiac Disease, Study Says
Title: Gluten Isn't the Only Culprit in Celiac Disease, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/6/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/6/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - November 6, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Why gluten intolerance and celiac disease is on the rise
(NaturalNews) It seems that every few years we hear of another diet fad or food fad. In the last few years gluten is getting all of the attention. How can wheat or other common grains--fixtures of the American diet--be causing such problems?What is gluten? Gluten is the protein... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No increased risk of cancer death with celiac disease
(Reuters Health) - By 10 years after a diagnosis of celiac disease, people with the condition are no more likely to die from cancer or cardiovascular disease than the general population, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

People With Celiac Disease More Likely to Fracture BonesPeople With Celiac Disease More Likely to Fracture Bones
People diagnosed with celiac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review of the evidence. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

People with celiac disease more likely to fracture bones
(Reuters Health) - People diagnosed with celiac disease are almost twice as likely as those without it to break a bone, according to a new review of the evidence. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Worm spit -- it's worth bottling
(James Cook University) Australian scientists who have successfully regulated the inflammatory response in celiac patients by infecting them with hookworms are now collaborating with a major pharmaceutical company to develop a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, based on proteins secreted by the worms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic
Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance - arsenic - as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, research shows. This is important for those suffering from celiac disease, which affects almost 1% of the population of the western world. These people cannot tolerate gluten and are thus obliged to consume products without it, such as rice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Follow-up of Celiac Disease Patients After Gluten-free DietFollow-up of Celiac Disease Patients After Gluten-free Diet
Is a complete histological recovery possible in patients with celiac disease after 1 year on a gluten-free diet? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance -- arsenic -- as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain. The European Union is working to establish the maximum quantities of arsenic in these products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 16, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Opinion: Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?
Some scientists have linked gluten with neurological symptoms. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 11, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF Tags: Schizophrenia Mental Health and Disorders Autoimmune Diseases Research Autism Brain Celiac Disease Gluten Nerves and Nervous System Immune System Source Type: news

Opinion: Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?
Some scientists have linked gluten with neurological symptoms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF Tags: Schizophrenia Mental Health and Disorders Autoimmune Diseases Research Autism Brain Celiac Disease Gluten Nerves and Nervous System Immune System Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Celiac Clinical Pearl, Common ID Questions in Primary Care, Florida IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today: NEJM Clinical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 8, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Viewer Questions About Ebola, Enterovirus
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some viewer questions about the Ebola and enterovirus outbreaks. Q: “How long does the virus survive outside of a host, and is there any difference in this time among the various types of bodily fluids and the type of surface?” – Paula in Hyde Park A: Scientists have looked at this issue and even though Ebola is a terrible infection to get, it’s not that easy to get. Again, it’s not airborne, so you’re not going to get sick by breathing in the air after someone has coughed or sneezed around you. It requires significant contact with con...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Ebola Enterovirus Source Type: news

Reactions: Healthy Probabilities, a Challenging Condition, Benefits From Sandy
Letters to the editor and online comments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By THE NEW YORK TIMES Tags: Hurricane Sandy (2012) Celiac Disease Statistics Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 6, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Personal Health: When Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Celiac Disease
A growing body of research indicates that many people who react to gluten may be suffering a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 6, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By JANE E. BRODY Tags: Personal Health Mayo Clinic Research Body Celiac Disease Gluten Dairy Products Grain Monash University Featured Source Type: news

Is Gluten Causing Your Depression?
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity may not exist as a cause of irritable bowel, but a small study induces depressed feelings in people with gluten. If you feel better on a gluten-free diet, you might want to experiment with low FODMAP diet as well. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Emily Deans, M.D. Tags: Depression Diet Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include the impact of contraception on teen pregnancy, mechanical versus tissue heart valves, acupuncture for knee pain, and early gluten introduction and celiac disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Celiac Disease: New Data May Change Recommendations for KidsCeliac Disease: New Data May Change Recommendations for Kids
The age of gluten introduction and duration of breast-feeding showed little influence in long-term celiac disease development, according to two randomized trials. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Giving Gluten Early Didn't Cut Celiac Disease Risk
(MedPage Today) -- An attempt to induce gluten tolerance in high-risk babies failed. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 2, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Studies: Breastfeeding, Gluten Exposure Won’t Ward Off Celiac Disease
BOSTON (CBS) — Neither breastfeeding nor timing the introduction of food with gluten makes a difference in whether a child develops celiac disease, according to new studies. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye, and celiac disease is an auto-immune condition that causes pain and digestive issues. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center For Celiac Research at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Diane Stern that researchers wanted to study children with a family history of celiac disease. “If we introduce [gluten] very early while the kid is breastfed, can we eventually p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: nealjriley Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen breastfeeding CBS Boston Celiac Disease Diane Stern Gluten Source Type: news