Inflammatory bowel disease - cutting THIS out of your diet could ease symptoms
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - such as Crohn ’s or ulcerative colitis - can cause severe pain during flare-ups in thousands of sufferers. Experts have now revealed a type of yeast could trigger symptoms and believe they might be on the right path to find a cure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Soy protein may improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Consumption of soy protein may alleviate some of the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

CME Outfitters to Broadcast Live Symposium on Ulcerative Colitis via...
CME Outfitters to offer livestream broadcast on ulcerative colitis from a live symposium taking place at a national medical meeting(PRWeb April 29, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14292266.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fecal microbiota transplant is safe and effective for patients with ulcerative colitis
A single transplant of microbes contained in the stool of a healthy donor is a safe and effective way to increase diversity of good bacteria in the guts of patients with ulcerative colitis, according to new research. The findings suggest that fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) might be an effective treatment for the disease, which causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Yoga tied to better quality of life with ulcerative colitis
(Reuters Health) - Weekly yoga sessions may be associated with a better quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can be exacerbated by stress, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mesalamine Enemas May Be Helpful in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis Mesalamine Enemas May Be Helpful in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis
Following failure of high-dose oral mesalamine (5-aminosalicylic acid), topical enemas containing the agent may be effective in many children with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (UC), according to Israeli and Finnish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Crohn’s and colitis CURE - inflammatory bowel disease trigger could lead to treatment
CROHN ’S disease and ulcerative colitis - both inflammatory bowel diseases - can cause severe pain and suffering for sufferers. There is no cure, but scientists believe they could have found a way of protecting against the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning To Live With Ulcerative Colitis
When I first wrote about living with ulcerative colitis (UC), I was very optimistic, as I typically am. I had just been released from the hospital and was on a heavy dose of steroids to control my symptoms and inflammation. I was a rookie. I didn’t know what was to come, but I was just so happy to get back to my normal life and be free. What I didn’t know was that three years later, I still won’t have found freedom from my disease. Three years. Three years of pain, various medications, steroids, colonoscopies, blood labs, tests, trips to Mass General, desperate calls to my doctor. One of the worst parts a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga helps patients with ulcerative colitis
(Wiley) Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress. In a clinical trial of 77 ulcerative colitis patients who were in clinical remission but were experiencing reduced quality of life, those assigned to 12 supervised 90-minute weekly sessions of yoga had a greater increase in quality of life and reduced activity of their colitis compared with those who were given written self-care advice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Would You Drink A Probiotic With The Gut Bacteria Of Elite Athletes?
Can sneaker endorsements, cereals, protein powders or electrolyte cocktails get any of us closer to the peak level performance of our favorite athletes? Despite billions in sales, the answer is probably no. But how about an elite athlete’s biology? With 100 trillion cells in the human body, bacteria outnumber our own human cells 2 to 1, and bacteria in our gut affect all our key organ functions. The microbiome plays a role in our health, development and wellness, including endurance, recovery and mental aptitude. What if we could tap the gut bacteria of elite athletes to produce customized probiotics ― and what if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining Endoscopic Response in Ulcerative Colitis Trials Defining Endoscopic Response in Ulcerative Colitis Trials
These international recommendations represent the first consensus on measurement indices for endoscopic outcomes in ulcerative colitis.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Budesonide Multi-matrix Induces Endoscopic Remission in Refractory UC Budesonide Multi-matrix Induces Endoscopic Remission in Refractory UC
Budesonide multi-matrix induces remission in patients with mild to moderate mesalamine-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Health psychologists now treating functional heartburn, Crohn's Disease, IBS and other GI disorders
Health psychologists have begun treating gastrointestinal disorders that are strongly affected by stress, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn ’s disease, functional heartburn, functional dyspepsia and ulcerative colitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer Risk With Ulcerative Colitis Similar in Asia, Europe, N. America Colorectal Cancer Risk With Ulcerative Colitis Similar in Asia, Europe, N. America
The risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Asian patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) is similar to recent risk estimates from Europe and North America, even though sporadic CRC is much less common in Asian countries, according to a new meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inflammatory bowel disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Find out about inflammatory bowel disease, including risk factors and management. We discuss the two main types: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Biosimilar of costly inflammatory bowel disease therapy found safe and effective
(Wiley) Treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis has been greatly improved by the introduction of biologic therapies such as infliximab (which targets tumour necrosis factor alpha), but at considerable cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Microbial Signature Could Help in Crohn ’ s Diagnosis Microbial Signature Could Help in Crohn ’ s Diagnosis
Crohn ’ s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are distinctly different on the microbiome level, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Rates of bowel disease in Denmark continue to rise
(Wiley) New research indicates that the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease -- including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- in Denmark is on the rise and is among the highest in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Volatility of the Gut Microbiome Tied to IBD Volatility of the Gut Microbiome Tied to IBD
Fluctuations in the gut microbiome over time could underlie inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn ’ s and ulcerative colitis, researchers suggest. (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Living With IBD Helped Me Discover My Superpowers
If you had x-ray vision, what would you do with it? Look through walls and spy on your co-workers? Find your dog’s lost ball under the couch, or lazily peek through your fridge to see if you’re almost out of your favorite Greek yogurt? Or maybe, like a traditional superhero, you would wander your town looking for clues behind the doors that no one can enter, and use your powers for the greater good. What if your x-ray vision allowed you to not just see through things, but to see the invisible? I was given that super power, in a way, because of my life with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As many patients kn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients
Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon, a new study has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Low vitamin D levels linked to relapse of ulcerative colitis
Amy WallaceFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have found that lower levels of vitamin D increase the risk of relapse of ulcerative colitis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low level vitamin D during remission contributes to relapse in ulcerative colitis patients
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the colon. The study was published in the February issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Fecal Transplantation a Potential New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Intensive-dosing fecal microbiota transplantation — roughly 40 infusions over 8 weeks — helps patients with ulcerative colitis achieve clinical remission, according to a Lancet study.Eighty-five … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

These computers can identify diseases in your fecal matter
A cluster of Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria magnified 10,000 times. [Photo from Wikipedia]San Diego–area researchers have successfully trained computers to recognize whether microbiomes in the gut are healthy or unhealthy, based on their genetics. The research out of UC San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) offers promise for non-invasive diagnostic tools by taking the genetic sequencing of fecal samples as opposed to blood sampling. There are trillions of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in the human gut that could be insightful for diagnosing diseases and gauging the he...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Biotech J. Craig Venter Institute microbes supercomputers UC San Diego Source Type: news

Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis Tied to Gallstone Disease
The risk of gallstone disease is increased following colectomy for ulcerative colitis, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Genes Tied to Immune Response Differentially Expressed in Kids With Crohn's, UC Genes Tied to Immune Response Differentially Expressed in Kids With Crohn's, UC
The expression of genes related to mucosal immune responses differs between ulcerative colitis (UC) and colon-only Crohn's disease (CD) in pediatric patients, researchers report. (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 7, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Large studies identify new risk genes for ulcerative colitis and IBD
A large study of thousands of genomes finds 25 new genes linked to higher risk of IBD and another finds a gene that doubles the risk of ulcerative colitis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Crohn's / IBD Source Type: news

Largest genetic study of inflammatory bowel disease provides clues on new drug targets
Medical researchers have identified a genetic variant that doubles an individual's risk of developing ulcerative colitis, one of the subtypes of a chronic disorder known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Report: Global ulcerative colitis market to reach $6.58bn by 2025
The global ulcerative colitis market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 1.6%, from $5.64bn in 2015 to more than $6.58bn by 2025, according to a report by GlobalData. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U-M researchers discover what makes drug for ulcerative colitis tick
(University of Michigan) For approximately 70 years, physicians have used a medication containing the active agent mesalamine to treat ulcerative colitis, but little was known about how the drug targeted the inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Case: Probiotics for Ulcerative Colitis? Case: Probiotics for Ulcerative Colitis?
A 45-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis is having difficulty with her medication and would like to try probiotics. How would you advise this patient?Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Crohn’s disease and Colitis: Major study could reveal what triggers painful flare-ups
CROHN ’S disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by inflammation in the bowel. Around one in 200 people in the UK are living with the conditions, and young people are particularly affected. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protagonist Therapeutics initiates Phase IIb trial of PTG-100 to treat ulcerative colitis
US-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Protagonist Therapeutics has initiated its Phase IIb clinical trial of PTG-100 to treat ulcerative colitis. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Similar Long-Term Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes With Cyclosporine or Infliximab Similar Long-Term Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes With Cyclosporine or Infliximab
Long-term outcomes of patients with steroid-refractory acute severe ulcerative colitis (UC) are similar whether treated with cyclosporine or infliximab, researchers from France report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Immunosuppressants vs. Biologics in Crohn's Disease and UC Immunosuppressants vs. Biologics in Crohn's Disease and UC
Hospitalization and surgery are causes of morbidity in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. How do anti-TNF biologics compare to immunosuppressants in preventing this outcome?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Special diet may relieve symptoms in kids with Crohn's, colitis
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids with Crohn's, Colitis
Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The diet includes non-processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Lupin gets FDA nod to market ulcerative colitis tablets in US
The company has received tentative approval to market its Balasalazide Disodium tablets 1.1 gm from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Lupin said in a BSE filing today. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novel diet therapy helps children with crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission
Pediatric patients with active Crohn ’s disease and ulcerative colitis can reach remission with diet alone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana
Editor's Note: This is the first of five articles this week by the labor and employment team at the law firm of Wright Lindsey Jennings of Little Rock examining key trends for employers and the workplace in 2017. Here's a quick look at important employment issues that could arise next year. Now that Arkansas is the latest state to have a medical marijuana law on the books, Arkansas employers must be prepared to address this issue. Although the amendment to the Arkansas Constitution is effective immediately, it should take some time for most Arkansas residents to take advantage of the approved use of medical ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 26, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Liver disease NEWS: Incurable condition linked to ulcerative COLITIS could be treated
PRIMARY sclerosing cholangitis is a rare for of liver disease which is commonly associated with chronic ulcerative colitis - but there is currently no effective treatment for patients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zinc Levels Linked to Depression in IBD Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Moderate association seen with ulcerative colitis, not Crohn's (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

4 New Scientific Breakthroughs To Celebrate This World AIDS Day
There is still no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, which affects approximately 37 million people around the world. But there is reason to hope that the global response to this pandemic is improving.  Fewer people died of HIV in 2015 than at any point in almost 20 years, while new HIV infections are at the lowest point since 1991, the World Health Organization noted in its 2016 progress report. That may be, in part, because at least two million new people began taking antiretroviral therapy in 2015, the largest annual increase ever in the history of the disease.  For World AIDS Day, we asked resea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

2016 Was A Banner Year For HIV/AIDS Research
There is still no cure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS, which affects approximately 37 million people around the world. But there is reason to hope that the global response to this pandemic is improving.  Fewer people died of HIV in 2015 than at any point in almost 20 years, while new HIV infections are at the lowest point since 1991, the World Health Organization noted in its 2016 progress report. That may be, in part, because at least two million new people began taking antiretroviral therapy in 2015, the largest annual increase ever in the history of the disease.  For World AIDS Day, we asked resea...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ulcerative Colitis: Building Strong Relationships
Ulcerative colitis can pose challenges to dating, sex, and even friendships. These strategies can help you build strong and satisfying relationships. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients and Advocates Take Note: Empathy and Relationship-Centered Care are a Two-Way Street
I am both a patient with multiple chronic conditions and a patient advocate.  What some members of my care team(s) often forget is that I also have a life outside of the little bubble in which they see me.  I have had 3 kidney transplants, been on dialysis twice (both hemo and peritoneal), and was recently diagnosed with either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.  (The docs do not seem to know yet which one.  Given my eastern European background, I believe it is Crohn’s.)  While I have two other chronic conditions, I will not discuss them in this newsletter. The concepts of relationship-cent...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter participatory medicine Patient Involvement Patient Participation relationship centered care SPM communications Source Type: news