You Asked: Should I Try ‘Mindful Eating?’
Grab a raisin—just one raisin—and put it on a plate. Now, sit down and examine the raisin. Smell it. Roll it between your fingers. When you feel you’ve fully appreciated its raisin-ness, pop it into your mouth, and consider its taste and texture as you slowly chew and swallow it. You’ve just dabbled in the trendy practice of mindful eating: a kind of meditation in motion that’s increasingly being scientifically studied for its potential health benefits. Like other mindfulness methods, it emphasizes a judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences, and it helps you p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Vedolizumab Levels and Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis Vedolizumab Levels and Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis
This study aimed to characterize the relationship between vedolizumab exposure and response in ulcerative colitis, adjusted for variables known to affect drug clearance and serum concentration.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Older patients with Crohn's disease benefit from new medications
(Wiley) Combining medications that suppress the immune system has been successful in treating young patients with Crohn's disease, but some physicians have been reluctant to use this strategy in older patients because of concerns about safety. Now an Alimentary Pharmacology& Therapeutics study indicates that older patients can be safely and effectively treated with such combined immunosuppression as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Story of discovery: discoveries moving towards understanding and personalized treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers have discovered ways in which the bacteria and other microbes that reside in the gut —the gut microbial community or microbiome—can affect risk of IBD, and efforts such as NIDDK’s IBD Genetics Consortium are shedding new light on the genetic foundations of the disease. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD? A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD?
Does this 10-year-old boy have inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or possibly both?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics Aminosalicylate Use in Patients With UC on Biologics
Is it efficacious and cost-effective to continue aminosalicylates in patients with ulcerative colitis who have been escalated to immunosuppressants, biologics, or oral small molecules?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers T Cell Clonal Expansion Linked to Postop Recurrence of Crohn's in Smokers
Among smokers with Crohn's disease, increased T cell clonal expansion, especially in the CD8 compartment, is exaggerated and is associated with an increased rate of disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection, according to results from the REMIND Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Reduced-calorie diet lowers signs of inflammatory bowel disease
Feeding mice cycles of a certain low-calorie diet improved signs of inflammatory bowel disease. Feeding people a similar diet seemed to reduce overall inflammation. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Stelara ® (Ustekinumab) Data Show Positive Results as Maintenance Therapy in Adults with Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure Drug Concentrations, Immunogenicity Predict Anti-TNF Treatment Failure
About one-quarter of patients with active luminal Crohn's disease (CD) do not respond to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) drugs, while about two-thirds don't achieve remission, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease
FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Crohn's disease involves inflammation of the digestive tract. But new research into its causes is focusing on fungi commonly found on the skin. These microscopic fungi, called Malassezia restricta, are linked to dandruff.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer -- understanding the connection
Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer You may be worried about the connection between inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. It's important to understand that inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, doesn't necessarily lead to colon cancer. However, if you have Crohn's disease that affects the lower part of your large [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease New Risk Score Helps Predict Intra-Abdominal Abscess in Crohn's Disease
A new, five-parameter risk score accurately predicts intra-abdominal abscess in Crohn's disease (CD) patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), researchers from Israel report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut
Cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet reduced inflammation, prompted tissue repair, and promoted good bacteria in intestines of mice with IBD symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease Long-term Oral Tofacitinib in Patients With Crohn's Disease
This study investigated the long-term safety, tolerability, and efficacy of tofacitinib, an oral, small molecule Janus kinase inhibitor, for treatment of Crohn's disease.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
Crohn ’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Dandruff could be key to Crohn's disease: Scientists discover the fungus also resides in the gut
LA researchers discovered that the fungus commonly found in human hair follicles resides in the gut. In most, it is harmless, but in some people with a certain genetic make-up, it causes a reaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Recommendations have been developed for management of adults with ulcerative colitis (UC); the American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline was published online Feb. 21 in the American Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines Address Growing Complexity
(MedPage Today) -- Last ACG recommendations came out a decade ago, when physicians had fewer tools and treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - March 4, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal Updated UC Guideline Adds Mucosal Healing to Treatment Goal
The American College of Gastroenterology's updated clinical guideline on the management of ulcerative colitis (UC) shifts the focus from symptom-based treatment to both symptom management and mucosal healing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Important New Trial With Oral FERACCRU(R) Shows Comparable Efficacy to IV Iron (Ferric Carboxymaltose), Offering a Real Alternative to Hospital Administration for Many Patients[4]
FERACCRU® (Ferric Maltol) met primary endpoint against Ferinject® (IV Ferric Carboxymaltose (FCM)) and shows clear benefits to Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) patients with inactive Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)4 FERACCRU® delivered a haemo... Biopharmaceuticals Norgine, Shield Therapeutics, FERACCRU, Ferric Maltol, Iron Deficiency Anaemia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colitis and Crohn Disease: A True/False Test
True or False: Smoking causes IBD flares; peak IBD onset occurs in 3rd decade; UC affecting the rectum increases risk of colon cancer; plus 3 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W. James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Safer Than Gastric Bypass for IBD Patients
Most obese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fare well after bariatric surgery, but gastric bypass could make Crohn's disease harder to control, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

NUDT15 Variants Linked to Thiopurine-Induced Myelosuppression NUDT15 Variants Linked to Thiopurine-Induced Myelosuppression
Genetic variants in NUDT15, along with those previously identified in TPMT, are associated with thiopurine-induced myelosuppression (TIM) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings from the IBD Pharmacogenetics Study Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Increased T Cell Clones in Smokers Tied to Crohn's Recurrence (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A strong association between smoking, clonal T cell expansion, and disease recurrence may be causative (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Balancing the gut
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence 'Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation' in Kiel and Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have uncovered a critical mechanism that controls immune reactions against microorganisms in the intestine. The results of the international study may contribute to the development of new therapies for chronic inflammatory bowel disease. They have been published in the journal Nature Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don ’ t Know Much About It
“ It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence, ” said one expert. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Hemp Crohn's Disease Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Dietary Supplements and Herb Source Type: news

Fired Amazon worker with Crohn's sues over bathroom breaks
Fired Amazon worker in Kentucky with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease sues company over his dismissal, what he says was a need for more bathroom breaks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nightclub bouncers ripped colostomy bag off Crohn's sufferer
That's hardly the first negative experience 30-year-old NeQueshia Davis, from Killeen, Texas, has had since she was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008. She's also had it ripped off at airports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplementation can reduce Beck Depression Inventory scores in patients with ulcerative colitis
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements highlights the positive effect of vitamin D supplementation on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores of people with ulcerative colitis. Depression is more prevalent in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like ulcerative colitis compared to their healthy peers, and some studies have associated vitamin D deficiency... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: True or False?
True or False: Surgical removal of the colon will cure ulcerative colitis without significant long-term sequelae. Answer and 4 more statement challenges, here.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - February 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ted W James, MD Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Israeli biopharma firm BiomX raises $32 million in private funding
Israeli biopharma firm BiomX said on Wednesday it raised $32 million in a private funding round that will primarily be used to advance the company's drug candidates for the treatment of acne and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

LabCorp expands drug monitoring portfolio
LabCorp Diagnostics (NYSE: LH), the Burlington-based lab testing giant, is expanding its therapeutic drug monitoring portfolio with a new investigative assessment to monitor a drug that treats inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. The DoseAssure CTZ assay is LabCorp's latest addition to its therapeutic drug monitoring menu. It will track a study that allows physicians to monitor patients on the drug Certolizumab. “Biologic drugs can be life-changing, but individual… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Moffett Source Type: news

Five Things I Wish I ’ d Known Before My Chronic Illness
Finding out you have a chronic illness — one that will, by definition, never go away — changes things, both for you and those you love. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TESSA MILLER Tags: Crohn's Disease Digestive Tract Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Curcumin found to be a safe and inexpensive alternative for treating IBD
(Natural News) A review by scientists from various research institutes in Sao Paulo, Brazil showed that curcumin has potential use as a natural remedy against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This finding, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, was based on the potent anti-inflammatory properties exhibited by curcumin in multiple studies. IBDs like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abundant T Cell Clones in Smokers Tied to Crohn's Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- Smokers with T cell-driven pathogenesis may benefit from targeted therapy (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 15, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Treg Cells Show Promise as Immunotherapy for Crohn's Disease Treg Cells Show Promise as Immunotherapy for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease (CD) symptoms may be reduced if an agonist of the retinoic acid receptor alpha (RARA) can be used to traffic T-regulatory (Treg) cells to inflamed intestinal tissues, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Patients' own cells could be the key to treating Crohn's disease
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comorbid Immune-Mediated Diseases in IBD Comorbid Immune-Mediated Diseases in IBD
How prevalent are coexisting immune-mediated diseases in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and how might they impact prognosis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biologic therapy
(American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy) According to a new statement from a panel of national and international experts in gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other areas, interventional (or therapeutic) IBD endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of disease and of adverse events from surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prickly superfood: The juice of this cactus has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce colon damage from ulcerative colitis
(Natural News) People with ulcerative colitis may benefit from drinking the fresh fruit juice of a cactus plant called erect prickly pear (Opuntia dillenii). In a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, researchers from Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy in India have found that erect prickly pear fresh fruit juice can reduce colon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventive Care Gets Short Shrift in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccines, skin cancer, mental health not often discussed at visits (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 12, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Reproductive Health Counseling Inadequate in IBD
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report low rates of IBD-reproductive health counseling (RHC), according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn's& Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system
(University of Manchester) Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. Professor Graham Lord, from The University of Manchester, led the study, which could translate into treatments for autoimmune diseases including Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and Crohn's Disease within a few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn's More Cost-Effective Than Infliximab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More QALYs gained, 1-year health-related costs less (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis
Second study highlights importance of recognizing the emotional impact of ulcerative colitis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gastroenterology, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Fewer Colectomy Procedures Performed Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Surveillance efforts may lead to more treatment options for this patient group (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Patient, Doctor Communication Priorities Differ in Ulcerative Colitis
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- There is discordance in communication priorities for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and their gastroenterology physicians (GIs), and the emotional impact of UC should not be underestimated, according to two studies... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news