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Crohn's Disease Medication Helps With Brain Cancer
Ted Kennedy's first symptom of brain cancer was the seizure he had in 2008. Seizures are commonly the first sign that's something's wrong among patients who have gliomas.
Bugs in Your Gut? They're Good For You
  The saying goes "You are what you eat." More specifically, new research shows that the condition of your intestinal microbes – which are affected by the foods you eat – could have an impact on your health.
"Hitchhikers" Bring Bowel Disease
Human evolution is not always a tidy process. Sometimes, a genetic change makes it easier for our species to survive. At other times, genetic changes can lead to disease and death.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: TNF blockers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as h epatosplenic T-Cell lymphoma or HSTCL ), primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factor ( TNF ) blockers, as well as with azathioprine , and/or mercaptopurine . Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis cause inflammation of the digestive system. Common symptoms are pain in the abdomen, cramps, and diarrhea. Bleeding from the rectum, wei...
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Tysabri
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to evaluate the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy ( PML ), a rare but serious brain infection, associated with use of Tysabri ( natalizumab ) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Crohn's disease.
Good Enough Glance at Crohn's Disease
Television was still good enough to watch before HDTV, and it was cheaper. The same can now be said for the proposed diagnostic protocol for Crohn's disease.
ReVia Can Lead to Remission in Crohn's Disease
Traditional treatments for Crohn's disease are effective at reducing inflammation by affecting the immune system.  The side effects can be difficult for many patients. A new study shows that a drug used to treat alcoholics may be effective without causing side effects.
The Silent Sufferers' Disease
Dawn Cheshier had just had her first baby boy when her digestive system went haywire. She wasn't sure what to make of the stomach cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. Maybe it was associated with recovering from childbirth.
Tracking the Disease
Those iPhone applications just keep piling in! A new recording device to report diet, bowel movement, stress and pain related to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) is now available free of charge to patients.
Now, That is Gutsy
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) can be difficult to treat, with patients trying many different medications to get their symptoms under control.