Health News

Bowel Woes Linked to Heart Troubles
Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be painful and interfere with a good quality of life. Recent research suggests that IBD symptoms may also be linked to heart health.
Strong Acne Meds Okay for Gastro Tract
When birth control pills can't clear up acne in women, a stronger medicine is the next step. But doctors and patients have been concerned about a few of these medicines and their possible links to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
No Safety Surprises from Humira
Humira (adalimumab) is a medication used to treat a variety of diseases. As the medication is being prescribed to more and more patients, researchers wanted to see if there were any side effects they didn't know about before.
New Rx Approved For Intestinal Condition
Intestinal diseases and surgery can cause nutritional problems. A new drug has been approved to help combat these problems.
Crohn's on the Radar
The last thing anyone with stomach issues wants to do is get poked in order to find out what's wrong. And, since moving is not allowed when getting an MRI, other imaging techniques might help.
Protein Build-Up Could Mean Crohn's
Finding out if those stomach pains are from Crohn's  disease can be hard to test. But the build up of certain proteins in the body could be a future test for the stomach problem, according to a new study.
Weaker Bones in Kids with Stomach Problems
Milk can do the body good. But if the calcium can't be absorbed well by kids, their bones don't do so well either. Kids with long-term digestive problems have lower bone density as they grow older, new research has found.
Avoiding Holiday Hassles With IBD
The holidays can be challenging – traveling is a hassle and big meals can bring diet anxieties. But the season is even more of a landmine for people with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Surgery Helps Children With Crohn's
Going under the knife for any surgery can make patients uneasy. But for children with long-term stomach troubles, the option can do more good than harm.
The Path to Crohn's Disease
It's like having the stomach flu, but worse. You have cycles of stomach pain, usually after you eat a meal. But how do you know if it's Crohn's disease?