New insight into inflammatory bowel disease may lead to better treatments
A newly discovered link between bacteria and immune cells sheds light on inflammatory bowel disease, an autoimmune condition that affects 1.6 million people in the United States, according to researchers. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common forms of IBD, an autoimmune condition that is thought to develop based on genetic and environmental factors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

CCFA to develop world's largest Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research database
(The Helmsley Charitable Trust) The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces a three-year, $17.5 million grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to establish an integrated knowledge platform designed to centralize and aggregate patient information -- with linked biosamples -- across multiple research efforts. The new initiative, called IBD Plexus, is designed to speed progress toward precision medicine through novel research, leading to better diagnostics, treatments and, ultimately, cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel diseases. (Sour...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Thursday consumer health tips
Lactose Intolerance Barefoot running shoes: Better than traditional running shoes? Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls Overactive bladder Crohn's and ulcerative colitis: What's the difference? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 30, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Climbing mountains: “I won’t let ulcerative colitis define me”
Mark Donohue craves outdoor activity. While most were braving Old Man Winter’s 2015 wrath, this 19-year-old Ticonderoga, New York native embraced Mother Nature and hiked to the summit of his home state’s Black Mountain, tackled the slopes in Colorado and pond-skated locally with friends. Mark says his love of the great outdoors and his quest to climb new personal heights has never been overshadowed by ulcerative colitis. “I won’t let the disease define me,” says Donohue, a college freshman at Binghamton University in New York. “I take it in stride, stay positive and don’t let ulcer...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Blogger Haddie Gladwell with bowel disease speaks about life with an ostomy bag
Hattie Gladwell, 19, from West Sussex, was fitted with an ostomy bag after undergoing emergency surgery for ulcerative colitis. Now she blogs about her experiences of living life with the bag. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Immunochemical Test Predicts Mucosal Healing in ColitisFecal Immunochemical Test Predicts Mucosal Healing in Colitis
A quantitative fecal immunochemical test (FIT) predicts mucosal healing in ulcerative colitis at least as well as the more expensive fecal calprotectin (Fcal), researchers from Japan report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 13, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Rosie is a 30-year-old banker with very long work hours who came to see me with symptoms of gas, bloating and constipation. She had stomach cramps after eating, stubborn acne and a weight gain of 10 pounds in the last couple years despite a good diet and exercising regularly. A visit to a gastroenterologist had yielded the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after testing that included an endoscopy, a colonoscopy, blood work, and an MRI -- all of which were essentially normal. Rosie's doctor prescribed Amitiza, a drug typically given for constipation, which caused her nausea and abdominal pain. She stopped taking i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intestinal bacteria can be used to classify effects of different diseases
It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as microbiota, can be considered as an additional organ in the body. It consists of millions of bacteria that interact with each other and with the body, thus affecting its functioning and health. It is known that many intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and diseases such as obesity, cancer and autoimmune diseases can cause changes in the composition of gut bacteria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Robert Cima tells us about ulcerative colitis. To listen, click the link below. Ulcerative Colitis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 20, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Slowed Growth Could Signal Crohn's Disease in Kids
Failure to gain weight, or weight loss, can point to a gastrointestinal issue, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inspired Like You: Luc Is Laughing His Way Through The Pain
Luc, 14, has such a severe gastrointestinal disease that his doctors had to remove his colon. But his sharp sense of humor is helping him cope—and raise awareness. by Luc Hyman as told to Jane Bianchi Imagine having to down more than 40 pills every day and never eating ice cream or cake or burritos (in my opinion, the best food of all time!). And when your friends want to grab some pizza, there is nothing for you to eat. Even broccoli is off-limits. Welcome to my life! You see, in the spring of 2012, I got really sick and felt exhausted, and I spent almost a whole month in the hospital while doctors figured out w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE recommends vedolizumab for ulcerative colitis
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Markers Predict Outcomes With InfliximabUlcerative Colitis: Markers Predict Outcomes With Infliximab
A five-marker panel identifies those at highest risk for relapse and colectomy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Personality Affects Gene Expression And Immune System Function
Health depends on a number of factors -- genetics, environment, lifestyle factors, and according to new research, personality might also play a large role in determining health outcomes. Some research has suggested that personality can play a role in the risk of developing certain physical health problems. Now, a new study has found that personality traits may also be a factor in how well the body fights disease. Personality traits including extroversion, neuroticism and conscientiousness -- all of which are considered to be part of the "big five" personality traits -- play an important role in immune system ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

VBL to Stop Developing Drug for Psoriasis, Ulcerative ColitisVBL to Stop Developing Drug for Psoriasis, Ulcerative Colitis
Israel's VBL Therapeutics Inc said it would stop developing its experimental inflammatory drug to fight ulcerative colitis and psoriasis, sending its shares tumbling 45% before the bell. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

VBL to stop developing drug for psoriasis, ulcerative colitis
(Reuters) - Israel's VBL Therapeutics said it would stop developing its experimental inflammatory drug to fight psoriasis and ulcerative colitis, leading to half its market value being wiped off. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

IBD specialist nurse boost needed to keep patients at work
More specialist nurses are needed to ensure people with bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can stay in employment, according to a new report. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - January 21, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

J&J in deal to develop microbiome drug for bowel diseases
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced a licensing deal with Vedanta Biosciences to develop the privately held company's lead microbiome-based drug candidate for inflammatory bowel disorders, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Does Not Improve Colectomy OutcomesTransjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Does Not Improve Colectomy Outcomes
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) does not improve colectomy outcomes in patients with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and ulcerative colitis, according to results from a retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

TxCell and Ferring partner with Trizell to further develop Ovasave to treat IBD
France-based TxCell and Switzerland's Ferring International have partnered with Trizell Holding to further enhance the development of TxCell's Ovasave to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 5, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis flare-ups: 5 tips to manage them
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn's and ulcerative colitis: What's the difference?
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis flare-ups: 5 tips to manage them
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteriaSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Crohn's Disease, Genes and Gene Therapy, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE backs new drugs class for inflammatory bowel condition
Three biologic therapies have been provisionally approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for NHS use in England and Wales as treatment options for ulcerative colitis. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

People may inherit 'gut' bacteria that cause Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
(University of Minnesota) A new study by an international team of researchers shows for the first time that people may inherit some of the intestinal bacteria that cause Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively know as inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patients with active ulcerative colitis gain access to biologic therapies on the NHS
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its Final Appraisal Document (FAD) recommending REMICADE® (infliximab), HUMIRA® (adalimumab) and SIMPONI® (golimumab), within their marketing authorisations, as options for treating moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) in adults whose disease has responded inadequately to conventional therapy including corticosteroids and mercaptopurine or azathioprine, or who cannot tolerate, or have medical contraindications for, such therapies. (1) SIMPONI is recommended only if MSD provides the 100mg dose at the same cost as the 50mg do...
Source: Pharmacy Europe - December 12, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Practical therapeutics Industry News Legislation & regulation Gastroenterology Patient care humira Latest News remicade Simponi ulcerative colitis Source Type: news

Antibiotics and Risk of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative ColitisAntibiotics and Risk of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Are adult and pediatric patients taking antibiotics at an increased risk for developing new-onset inflammatory bowel disease? The American Journal of Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

“The right doctors and the right game plan” help teen with IBD
First grade is a time rich in reading, writing and recess. But for Kimberlee Roy, first grade was far from a jovial time. At the tender age of 6, Kimberlee experienced the sudden onset of excruciating stomach pain and bouts of bleeding and diarrhea. “It got so bad that when I went to the bathroom, I would be yelling and crying because there was so much pain in my stomach,” recalls Kimberlee, now 16. “It was the worst pain I ever felt.” In need of medical care, Kimberlee was admitted to a hospital near her hometown in western Massachusetts. After multiple tests and procedures and a three-we...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 1, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: All posts Source Type: news

Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome: Scientists
Gut microbiota performs key functions like promoting chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COPD, Asthma May Up Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease COPD, Asthma May Up Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
A population-based study showed a significantly higher incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Blake Beckford told to quit bodybuilding over bowel disease wins fitness competition
Blake Beckford, 33, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was devastated when he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and doctors advised he quit for health reasons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

CME Outfitters and USF Health to Host Medical Symposium in Conjunction...
Clinical experts Maria T. Abreu, MD, AGAF, and Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS, AGAF present the latest evidence for managing patients with ulcerative colitis and translate evidence to clinical practice...(PRWeb November 06, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12304964.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why You Should Never Ask 'Have You Tried...?'
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Title: Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - October 27, 2014 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New compounds reduce debilitating inflammation
Two compounds that show promise in decreasing inflammation associated with diseases such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and multiple sclerosis have been discovered by researchers. The compounds, dubbed OD36 and OD38, appear to curtail inflammation-triggering signals from RIPK2. RIPK2 is an enzyme that activates high-energy molecules to prompt the immune system to respond with inflammation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Sleep Disorders, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New compounds reduce debilitating inflammation
(Case Western Reserve University) Six Case Western Reserve scientists are part of an international team that has discovered two compounds that show promise in decreasing inflammation associated with diseases such as ulcerative colitis, arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The compounds, dubbed OD36 and OD38, appear to curtail inflammation-triggering signals from RIPK2. RIPK2 is an enzyme that activates high-energy molecules to prompt the immune system to respond with inflammation. The findings of this research appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

European Union Approves Cortiment for Ulcerative ColitisEuropean Union Approves Cortiment for Ulcerative Colitis
The EU has approved the budesonide treatment for ulcerative colitis in 27 states. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Added benefit of vedolizumab is not proven
In its dossier, the drug manufacturer of vedolizumab presented no suitable data for the therapeutic indication Crohn's disease or for ulcerative colitis, investigators conclude. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Post-MI Risk Tied to Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's FlaresPost-MI Risk Tied to Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Flares
CV risk has been tied to chronic inflammatory diseases before, but findings from a national Danish registry may be the first to link it with IBD flare ups, researchers say. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis patients who have had a colectomy continue to experience symptoms
New research shows that the majority of patients with the challenging inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis (UC), state that the three biggest impacts of the disease on their lives are on their emotional state (in terms of depression, anger or anxiety levels) (76%), ability to get adequate rest/sleep (75%), and taking sick days off work (70%). Those who have had a colectomy (removal of the colon) were more likely to suffer from these impacts. (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - October 13, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Industry News Gastroenterology Patient care ibd Latest News nice ulcerative colitis Source Type: news

GastroBreak: Gluten in Infants, Ulcerative Colitis Poetry
(MedPage Today) -- "Begins in the rectum and backwards it goes, no mercy to any part of colon it shows." (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 9, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is this Britain's most inspirational fitness model?
Blake Beckford has overcome a debilitating bowel condition to achieve his dream of becoming a successful fitness model (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: crohn's disease condition ulcerative colitis treatment nhs surgery diagnosis bowel Source Type: news

Takeda reports Phase III data of vedolizumab for UC and Crohn's disease
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International has reported new data from GEMINI LTS (long-term safety), an ongoing, open-label extension Phase III trial of Entyvio (vedolizumab) to treat adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) and Cr… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - October 6, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news