Cannabis improves symptoms of Crohn's disease despite having no effect on gut inflammation
(Spink Health) In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers from Israel have shown that cannabis can produce clinical remission in up to 65 percent of individuals after eight weeks of treatment, but that this improvement does not appear to result from a dampening down of the underlying inflammatory process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IBD patients can improve their quality of life with common nettle
(Natural News) People suffering from an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, may benefit from common nettle (Urtica dioica). A study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine suggested that common nettle can improve the quality of life of people with IBD. In the study, researchers from Iran University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease
(Karolinska Institutet) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Gastroenterology reports. It is therefore important that patients who are diagnosed as children are carefully monitored, argue the researchers behind the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know
Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?
Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person ’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Value: A Balancing Act
There are perhaps few buzzwords bandied around in pharma circles as much in recent years as ‘value’. Companies are actively competing to stress value over volume and highlight their zealous efforts to go well ‘beyond the pill’ and deliver real value for every stakeholder in healthcare, from the patient up.A cynic might suggest that such talk is simply pharma marketing speak but, with ever-tightened purse strings, payers are demanding that pharma delivers on its promises, as they seek to understand how much bang for their buck they can expect when they purchase drugs.“We are over the tipping po...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Biosimilars set to benefit patients and the NHS
Today marks the European patent expiry for the biologic Adalimumab (Humira), which is prescribed in hospitals for conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - October 16, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis
Probiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation are effective for clinical remission and clinical response in ulcerative colitis, a meta-analytic review suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ulcerative colitis in children
While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis remission: What to know
People with ulcerative colitis may experience flare-ups, times when symptoms are more prominent, between periods of remission, when symptoms lessen or disappear. The goal of treatment is to keep ulcerative colitis in remission. In this article, we look at what remission is and how to prevent symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis Source Type: news

Marker may help target treatments for Crohn's patients
(Cornell University) Crohn's disease has emerged as a global disease, with rates steadily increasing over the last 50 years. Experts have long suspected that CD likely represents a collection of related but slightly different disorders, but until now it has not been possible to predict accurately which subtype of CD a patient is likely to develop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relieve symptoms of Crohn's disease with these dietary recommendations
(Natural News) The human body still holds mysteries that modern science has yet to comprehend — one of which is the exact cause of Crohn’s disease. In the U.S., around three million adults suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stelara a Hit in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical remission achieved with two different doses of interleukin 12/23 blocker (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 10, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis can be treated naturally with licorice
(Natural News) Ulcerative colitis (UC) has severe consequences, particularly in children. According to a study published in Chinese Herbal Medicines, the nutrients in licorice, known as an ingredient in many sweet treats, can provide relief from UC. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the bowels. It causes long-lasting ulcers along the surface of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J's Stelara Succeeds in Ulcerative Colitis Study J & J's Stelara Succeeds in Ulcerative Colitis Study
Johnson& Johnson said on Tuesday its blockbuster drug Stelara (ustekinumab) was found to be effective in treating ulcerative colitis (UC) in a late-stage trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best medications for treating diarrhea in Crohn's disease
Diarrhea is common in Crohn ’s disease and can come on suddenly, greatly interfering with a person’s daily life. Here, we look at the different anti-diarrheal medications that may help people with Crohn’s who experience diarrhea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

New phase 3 data show single dose of stelara ® (ustekinumab) induces clinical remission and response in adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inflammatory Diets: Foods That Patients With IBD Need to Avoid Inflammatory Diets: Foods That Patients With IBD Need to Avoid
Dr David Johnson on how patients with inflammatory bowel disease can benefit by shunning the typical Western diet.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Real-world Efficacy of Vedolizumab for the Treatment of IBD Real-world Efficacy of Vedolizumab for the Treatment of IBD
This study evaluated clinical and objective response and remission rates with vedolizumab for treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a large, real world cohort.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

J & amp;J blockbuster find late-stage trial success in chronic bowel disease study
Stelara was previously approved for psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Etrasimod a Winner in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Significant changes seen at week 12 with higher dose in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - October 9, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Nurse, 29, has her bowel and FOUR FEET of intestines removed in 'life-changing' surgery
Alex Newton, a nurse in the RAF, from Birmingham, had the surgery after doctors told her that her ulcerative colitis was so severe her bowel could swell up and burst inside her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect from Crohn's infusions
Crohn's infusions are medications called biologics that can help reduce Crohn's symptoms. Learn about the types of Crohn's infusions, the side effects, and what to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn's disease
Crohn ’s disease and lactose intolerance both affect the digestive system and cause some of the same symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, these two conditions also have their own specific symptoms and differ in their causes, risks factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

New PET tracer for liver shows preclinical promise
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET tracer may aid understanding of brain aging Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET tracer may aid understanding of brain aging
A new PET imaging radiotracer may help advance the understanding of neurodegenerative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gallium-labeled PET tracer could advance cancer detection Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors PET tracer may aid diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk Novel PET tracer could help assess arthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Crohn's Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Title: Crohn's Disease vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - October 5, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn's disease?
Researchers are increasingly looking into whether probiotics can help reduce symptoms for people with inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease. In this article, we look at the possible benefits and risks, as well as what the current research concludes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Determining cell fate and the onset of Crohn's disease
(University of Houston) With a $2.3 million grant, University of Houston biologist Seema Khurana will monitor cellular cross talk, looking for new targets for drug development that could push Crohn's disease into remission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
People with Crohn ’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

3 Evolutionary Scientists Win Nobel Chemistry Prize
(STOCKHOLM) — Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to a new best-selling drug and biofuels won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday. Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology was awarded half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize, while the other half will be shared by George Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory Winter of the MRC molecular biology lab in Cambridge, England. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said Arnold, 62, conducted the first directed evolution of enzym...
Source: TIME: Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON / AP Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Crohn's disease surgery: What to know
While surgery cannot cure Crohn's disease, it can help reduce a person's symptoms and prevent life-threatening complications. In this article, learn about the different types of Crohn's disease surgery, how to prepare, and what to expect from recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Accutane and Crohn's
Some cases studies have identified a possible link between Accutane, an acne medication, and the development of Crohn ’s disease. Does this medication increase a person’s risk? We look at the research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease in women
Crohn's disease is equally common in men and women but can affect them differently. In this article, learn about four symptoms of Crohn's disease in females. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents With IBD Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents With IBD
How prevalent are anxiety and depression symptoms and disorders in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Scientists discover what drives inflammation in IBD
The identification of a protein that regulates the mechanism behind gut inflammation in IBD should lead to better diagnosis and personalized treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Detecting epigenetic signature may help people stay ahead of IBD
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) With an estimated 1.6 million people in the US dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), physicians can have a hard time telling which newly diagnosed patients have a high risk of severe inflammation or what therapies will be most effective. Now researchers report in the journal JCI Insights finding an epigenetic signature in patient cells that appears to predict inflammation risk in a serious type of IBD called Crohn's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the stages of Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. Although Crohn's disease tends to get worse over time, symptoms can vary considerably and may sometimes disappear for weeks or even years. For this reason, doctors usually do not classify Crohn's into different stages. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods to avoid during a Crohn's disease flare-up?
The symptoms of Crohn ’s disease can worsen after eating certain foods, while other foods can help improve symptoms. The best foods to eat and avoid differ during a flare-up, however. We look at foods that people with Crohn’s should avoid during a flare-up, along with other diet tips for managing the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Ally's Law
Ally ’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. Learn more about the history of Ally’s Law, where it appli es, and how to use it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is there a cure for Crohn's disease?
Crohn's disease is a chronic disease for which there is currently no cure. Researchers are looking into specific bacteria, the microbiome, and inflammation to try to find a cure. For now, the goal of treatment is to relieve and reduce symptoms. Learn more about the latest developments in Crohn's disease treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Vasculitis: A Link with IBD? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High rates of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis seen in patients with giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 14, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Ask What Can You Eat Inflammatory Bowel Disease
What Can You Eat When You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Ask Test for IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease
How Do You Test for IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Die from IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Can You Die from IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nik Speakman: "Docs told me I'd be dead in eight weeks if my bowl wasn't removed"
THE This Morning life coach, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis since his teens tells Gemma Calvert about how he defied medical advice and lived to tell the tale. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nik Speakman: 'Docs told me I'd be dead in eight weeks if my bowel wasn't removed'
THE This Morning life coach, who has suffered from ulcerative colitis since his teens tells Gemma Calvert about how he defied medical advice and lived to tell the tale. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news