Staying active with celiac: Tips from an Olympian
By Katherine Ramirez Amy Yoder Begley is a middle and long distance runner whose talents took her all the way to Bejjing to compete in the 2008 Olympics.  She’s also a person with celiac disease.  We recently caught up with Amy to learn more about her journey- from diagnosis with celiac disease to racing on the Olympic track. Thriving: Before the diagnoses, how did the symptoms of celiac disease affect your running Amy: I would have bloating and stomach aches.  I had a full ride to University of Arkansas and I was expected to perform but I was doubled over in pain at practice. I kept thinking, “W...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 29, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Celiac disease Celiac Disease Program Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Celiac Disease Awareness
May is Celiac Awareness Month and Saturday, May 31, Mayo Clinic expert Joseph Murray, M.D., will join us to discuss whether celiac disease really is becoming more prevalent. Plus, Dr. Murray will talk about other immune reactions people experience when eating foods with gluten and whether the general population should jump on the gluten-free fad. Join us! Myth [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for May 2014
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Epinephrine May Be of No Survival Benefit in Cardiac Arrest - NEJM Journal Watch http://buff.ly/1ntp0doAlbiglutide (Tanzeum), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, approved for diabetes type 2 (weekly injection) http://buff.ly/1mcxxkWMore than 90% of people with Hepatitis C (HCV) can be cured. The cost and pricing of drugs is contentious http://buff.ly/1ipbzKUA vast number of diabetes apps exist, but the majority combine only 1-2 functions in one app http://buff.ly/1eLJWgcEating modest amounts of legumes — peas, chickpeas, beans and lent...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - May 28, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

The super summer scoops: Five alternatives to traditional ice cream
A NEW generation of ice creams are not only delicious but they're suitable for people with diabetes, coeliac disease and lactose-intolerance... (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression in Non-celiac Gluten SensitivityDepression in Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Does gluten ingestion in patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity have an effect on mental state? This new study explores the notion. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 21, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 18, 2014
Big Food sues over GM labelling, GM Golden Rice fiasco, obese children, Ghana says yes to herbal medicine, lack of exercise worse than smoking, undiagnosed coeliac disease rates, and male infertility (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 14, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health Bariatric surgery big food coeliac disease diet europe exercise Ghana gluten GM Golden Rice GM labelling GMA herbal medicine international International Rice Research Institute Source Type: news

Heart failure hospitalisation more than doubles in IBD flares
Dr Søren L. Kristensen, lead author, said: “Previous studies have shown an association between chronic inflammatory diseases (psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, celiac disease and IBD) and an increased incidence of venous- and arterial thrombotic disease (primarily heart attack and stroke). Researchers suggest the link is at least in part caused by inflammatory prothrombotic effects.” Topics: Heart Failure (HF) (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - May 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fourfold increase in rate of diagnosed cases of celiac disease in the UK
New research has found a fourfold increase in the rate of diagnosed cases of celiac disease in the United Kingdom over the past two decades, but, still it appears that three quarters of people with celiac disease remain undiagnosed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

DDW Roundup: Constipation, Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis
CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- A vibrating capsule passed a preliminary clinical study as a treatment for chronic constipation, while an investigational agent improved symptoms of celiac disease. In other news from Digestive Disease Week, a ghrelin agonist showed promise in diabetic gastroparesis. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Doctors: More Young People Developing Osteoporosis
BOSTON (CBS) – Physicians often refer to osteoporosis as a “Silent Problem” because many patients don’t know they even have it until after they break or fracture a bone. Now an increasing number of young people are developing this bone loss disease. Dr. Nathanial Clark, an endocrinologist at Beth Israel Deaconess in Plymouth, said, “Far more commonly what we are referring to are people generally say in the 40-60 year range, that are being looked at more carefully than previously, whereas before we looked mainly at people who were over the age of 65-70.” Faye Lakeman found out her bones w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Watch Listen anti-depressants Dr. Mallika Marshall osteoporosis Prednisone Secondary Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Many People With Gluten Sensitivity Haven't Had Proper TestsMany People With Gluten Sensitivity Haven't Had Proper Tests
People who believe they are sensitive to gluten have often not been adequately tested to rule out celiac disease, reports a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 7, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Migraines show a link to gluten in some cases
Migraines can be a sign of celiac disease, researchers say. Celiac patients had a greater incidence of headaches — and severe headaches, at that — than a control group in a study published last year by researchers at Columbia University in New York City. Celiac disease is an autoimmune... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with IBS Face Four Times the Risk for Celiac Disease (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Children who meet clinical criteria for irritable bowel syndrome are four times as likely to have celiac disease as the general population, according to a JAMA Pediatrics article.Researchers studied nearly 800 Italian children aged 4 to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 23, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ibuprofen 'may cause gut conditions such as coeliac disease'
A National Institutes of Health study revealed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause intestinal inflammation and can increase the permeability of the intestines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Screening Should Focus on Kids With IBSCeliac Disease Screening Should Focus on Kids With IBS
Prevalence of celiac disease among children with IBS is 4 times higher than in the general pediatric population. Targeted screening may be most effective tool and help control costs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Coeliac disease more common in children with IBS
Could coeliac screening in abdominal pain be restricted to those with IBS?Related items from OnMedicaWeight-loss surgery doubles in two yearsAntibiotic fails to improve lung function in children with CFDoctors are missing coeliac disease, GP warnsFaecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effectiveTexting can improve flu jab uptake (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 22, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Increased prevalence of celiac disease in children with irritable bowel syndrome
There appears to be an increased prevalence of celiac disease among children with irritable bowel syndrome. Recurrent abdominal pain affects 10 percent to 15 percent of school-aged children. The prevalence of celiac disease is as high as 1 percent in European countries and patients can present with a wide spectrum of symptoms, including abdominal pain, although the disease is often asymptomatic. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bowel Illnesses Sometimes Coincide in Kids
Children with irritable bowel syndrome were more likely to also have celiac disease in Italian study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Celiac Disease, Children's Health, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Parkinson's Disease an Autoimmune Disease
The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 19, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Parkinson ' s Disease Source Type: news

Man who suffered headaches has 'calcium stones' in his brain
The stones were due to him suffering from undiagnosed coeliac disease - an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease?
The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Natural protein Elafin against gluten intolerance?
Elafin, a human protein, plays a key role against the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease (gluten intolerance), research has shown. The researchers have also developed a probiotic bacterium able to deliver Elafin in the gut of mice. This innovation paves the way to new strategies to treat gluten intolerance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Possible New Therapies for People with Celiac disease or Gluten Intolerance
Celiac disease is a food sensitivity to dietary gluten contained in cereals. In people who are genetically predisposed, gluten containing food will trigger an immune response that leads to destruction of the intestinal lining, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, malnutrition and many other symptoms that include anemia, and neurological problems. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 3, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Special Diets Source Type: news

Does a diagnosis of Coeliac Disease affect food choice?
This month’s featured paper is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled 'What happens to food choices when a gluten-free diet is required? A prospective longitudinal population-based study among Swedish adolescent with coeliac disease and their peers.' The results of a serologic blood sample test can lead a study subject to change their diet. That was true for some of the 12-13 years old adolescents who participated in a large coeliac screening study (‘Exploring The Iceberg of Celiacs in Sweden’ , 2005-2006) and who were diagnosed with coeliac disease (CD) during the study period. We studie...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 3, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: NS Publications Team Source Type: news

Heart disease twice as common in coeliacs
Persistent low-grade inflammation thought to accelerate atherosclerosisRelated items from OnMedicaDoctors are missing coeliac disease, GP warnsGovernment plans new CVD strategyHeart risks higher at low vitamin D levelsChocolate could prevent some CVD events (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 1, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Celiac Disease Linked to Almost Doubled Risk of CADCeliac Disease Linked to Almost Doubled Risk of CAD
New research suggests celiac disease should be added to the list of inflammatory diseases associated with CAD, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 31, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
Title: Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/29/2014 9:36:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - March 31, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Coeliac disease - clinical review
Diagnosis and management of coeliac disease, including typical and atypical presentations, prognosis and follow-up. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 27, 2014 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.2 Digestive Problems Source Type: news

Predictors of Persistent Villous Atrophy in Celiac DiseasePredictors of Persistent Villous Atrophy in Celiac Disease
Does persistent villous atrophy in celiac disease suggest advanced disease and how can clinicians detect these levels in patients? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Health Notes: Disease cramped my cycling career says Olympic medallist Craig MacLean
Olympic medallist Craig MacLean, 42, spent 12 years suffering from exhaustion, anaemia and cramps – without realising he had coeliac disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANH-Int News Alerts
Truth revealed about wheat and fluoride, GM material found in non-GM, modified gut bacteria, proposal for nanomaterial labelling rejected, and saturated fat good (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - March 19, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: anovulatory infertility attention deficit hyperactivity disorder autism beta-carotene BHF Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation British Heart Foundation butter calorie coeliac disease cream diabetes drinking water E. coli erectile Source Type: news

Engineered bacteria sense, remember, and report on their experience in the gut
It's a jungle in there. In the tightly woven ecosystem of the human gut, trillions of bacteria compete with each other on a daily basis while they sense and react to signals from the immune system, ingested food, and other bacteria.Problems arise when bad gut bugs overtake friendly ones, or when the immune system is thrown off balance, as in Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer. Doctors have struggled to diagnose these conditions early and accurately. But now a new engineered strain of E. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

What are the healthiest options for my baby’s first solid foods?
By Carolyn Sax, MD, a primary care physician with the Pediatric Physicians’ Organization at Children’s and practices at Hyde Park Pediatrics in Hyde Park, Mass. In an effort to prevent food allergies, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended introducing white rice cereal as an infant’s first food for years. Bland rice cereal was felt to be unlikely to cause digestive problems or allergies. Doctors suggested delaying a baby’s exposure to some of the more common food allergy triggers—milk, eggs, fish and nuts—until a child is between 1 and 3 years old, because they worried ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 11, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts feeding difficulties infants Source Type: news

BioLineRx completes dose escalation stage of Phase I/II study for celiac disease drug
BioLineRx has completed the dose-escalation stage of the ongoing Phase I/II clinical study for BL-7010, a non-absorbable, orally available polymer intended for treatment of celiac disease. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roundup herbicide linked to celiac disease and gluten intolerance, new study suggests
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Big Bet on Gluten-Free
The number of people who must avoid gluten for health reasons is relatively small, but other consumers have joined them to create a lucrative market the food industry covets.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 18, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By STEPHANIE STROM Tags: Catalina Marketing Corporation POS NYSE Labeling and Labels Food General Mills Inc GIS NYSE Celiac Disease Gluten Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Primary Care: Applying Current GuidelinesCeliac Disease in Primary Care: Applying Current Guidelines
Celiac disease is on the rise, as are the sheer numbers of guidelines. What is a primary care provider to do? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 14, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Serologic Testing in Patients With Celiac DiseaseSerologic Testing in Patients With Celiac Disease
Does serologic testing in patients with celiac disease act as a good and reliable predictor of what will show up in a duodenal biopsy? BMC Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 12, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Stomach Bug Solved!
Readers solve the case of a 70-year-old women with 10 days of gastrointestinal distress that was just like an episode she’d had four years earlier.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 7, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By LISA SANDERS, M.D. Tags: Doctors Diarrhea Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Celiac Disease Think Like a Doctor medicine and health Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac Disease
Title: Quinoa May Be Safe Grain for People With Celiac DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/21/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - January 21, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Hip Fractures Increase With Chronic Intestinal Damage in CDHip Fractures Increase With Chronic Intestinal Damage in CD
Patients with celiac disease who have persistent intestinal damage are at increased risk for hip fracture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac Disease
Title: Gluten-Free Diet May Help Protect Bones in People With Celiac DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2014 2:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - January 17, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Study in 2 Minutes: Celiac Disease Questionnaire Flops
(MedPage Today) -- Turns out a questionnaire about symptoms of celiac disease may not effectively diagnose the illness in children. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Simpler diagnosis of coeliac disease: Australian scientists devise new test
Blood test will do away with the need for people to eat gluten for weeks before a diagnosis can be made, says lead researcher Dr Jason Tye-Din (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Melbourne News Medical research Australia Science Source Type: news

Current Screening Guidelines Fail to Identify Celiac DiseaseCurrent Screening Guidelines Fail to Identify Celiac Disease
Asking children about symptoms and conditions associated with celiac disease does not find most undiagnosed cases, according to results from a population-based screening study from Sweden. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 13, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Role of Serology Testing in Patients With Celiac DiseaseThe Role of Serology Testing in Patients With Celiac Disease
What is near-patient testing, what does it accomplish, and how effective is it in the follow-up of patients with celiac disease, as compared to standard laboratory immunological techniques? Frontline Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Genotyping strategy could boost celiac screening efficacy
Genotyping for human leukocyte antigen followed by biopsy is a sensitive strategy for detecting histopathologic lesions in the close relatives of people with celiac disease, research indicates. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - December 23, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

BioLineRx begins patient enrolment in Phase I/II trial of celiac disease treatment
Israel-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm BioLineRx has started enrolment of patients in a Phase I/II trial of a novel, non-absorbable, orally available polymer BL-7010, to treat patients with celiac disease. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - December 20, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Celiac Disease vs. 'Gluten-Sensitive'
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 19, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Diagnostic Dilemmas in Celiac DiseaseDiagnostic Dilemmas in Celiac Disease
While the incidence of celiac disease has increased over the years, it remains underdiagnosed. How can clinicians both raise awareness of the disease and also encourage testing in vulnerable patients? Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news