Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows Treating Depression May Mitigate IBD Risk, Study Shows
Patients with depression are at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, but treatment with antidepressants may offer some protection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ulcerative Colitis 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bowel-Ultrasound Criteria Accurately Assess Disease Activity in Ulcerative Colitis Bowel-Ultrasound Criteria Accurately Assess Disease Activity in Ulcerative Colitis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Four Histological Disease-Activity Indices Similarly Reliable in Ulcerative Colitis Four Histological Disease-Activity Indices Similarly Reliable in Ulcerative Colitis
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/PFAS-toxin-every-household-states-sue-chemical-companies
Medical studies have linked PFAS in drinking water to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer and birth defects.08/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Impact of Opioid Epidemic on IBD: Patients Are at Risk Impact of Opioid Epidemic on IBD: Patients Are at Risk
The impact of the opioid epidemic in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease is front and center at DDW 2018.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

European Union Clears Tofacitinib for Ulcerative Colitis European Union Clears Tofacitinib for Ulcerative Colitis
The JAK inhibitor is indicated for adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have failed to respond adequately to or are intolerant of other therapies.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Methotrexate No Better Than Placebo for Steroid-Free Response, Remission in UC Methotrexate No Better Than Placebo for Steroid-Free Response, Remission in UC
Subcutaneous methotrexate (MTX) may not work better than placebo as maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis Sustained Response to Golimumab Predicts Good Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis
Continuous clinical response (CCR) to golimumab treatment is associated with favorable outcomes in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a post hoc analysis of the PURSUIT-M trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Researchers find link between viruses, inflammatory bowel diseases
Viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, have a key connection, according to a study with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus reveals a key connection between viruses and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Obesity and Treatment Failure in Biologic-Treated UC Patients Obesity and Treatment Failure in Biologic-Treated UC Patients
How does obesity impact real world response to biological therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Acetaminophen, NSAIDs and Risk of IBD Exacerbation Acetaminophen, NSAIDs and Risk of IBD Exacerbation
Does the use of NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors exacerbate Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dexamethasone?
Dexamethasone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as inflammation, allergic reactions, ulcerative colitis, and adrenal insufficiency. It's available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs DexPak and Decadron. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Gender-bending chemical may cause inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers from Texas A&M University found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) causes the same inflammation and gut bacteria changes in mice that occur in Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to a gender-bending chemical found in bank notes may cause inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers from Texas A&M University found that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) causes the same inflammation and gut bacteria changes in mice that occur in Crohn's and ulcerative colitis patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune cells that create and sustain chronic inflammatory bowel disease identified
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) In preclinical experiments, Laurie Harrington and colleagues have discovered a subset of immune cells that create and sustain chronic inflammatory bowel disease. These cells could become potential therapeutic targets to ameliorate or cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, if this subset of CD4 T cells plays a similar role in other autoimmune diseases, such as Type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, they could also be targets for therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adalimumab Best on Costs in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- Study conducted in Canada (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Response Seen for Apremilast in Ulcerative Colitis
(MedPage Today) -- 12-week results with agent best known as psoriasis drug (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 5, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Arthritis and asthma sufferers may be up to one-third less likely to develop Parkinson's disease
Researchers from the University of Washington found people who take  corticosteroids, which are commonly prescribed for psoriasis and ulcerative colitis, are 20 percent less at risk of suffering tremors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Approved
Title: New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis ApprovedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 31, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA green lights Pfizer drug for ulcerative colitis
The FDA has expanded its approval for Pfizer ’s drug Xeljanz. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) Gets FDA Nod for Ulcerative Colitis Tofacitinib (Xeljanz) Gets FDA Nod for Ulcerative Colitis
The FDA has expanded the indication for tofacitinib to include adults with moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis, making it the first oral medication approved for long-term use in ulcerative colitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) has been expanded to include adults with active moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the agency said Wednesday. Xeljanz was first approved in 2012 for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Gains Ulcerative Colitis Indication
(MedPage Today) -- Oral JAK inhibitor expands treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 30, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA clears Pfizer's Xeljanz for inflammatory bowel disease
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that it had approved Pfizer Inc's drug, Xeljanz, to treat adults with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA approves new treatment for moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
FDA today expanded the approval of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) to include adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 30, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Xeljanz (Tofacitinib) Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) has been expanded to include adults with active moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the agency said Wednesday. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Definitions of Endpoints for RCTs of Ulcerative Colitis Definitions of Endpoints for RCTs of Ulcerative Colitis
The authors propose the collaborative development of a core outcome set to standardize efficacy and safety reporting in ulcerative colitis RCTs, providing a conceptual framework for such development.Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pfizer Announces U.S. FDA Approves Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for the Treatment of Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Pfizer Inc. announced today that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeljanz (tofacitinib) 10 mg twice-daily (BID) for at least eight weeks, followed by Xeljanz 5 mg BID or 10 mg BID, for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - May 30, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news