Calming the Cancer of Inflammation
Inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD ) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are major risk factors for colorectal cancer. Why? Because these diseases cause constant inflammation - something cancer thrives on.
What is Fungus Doing in Your Body?
You probably don't think too deeply about what's in your gut at any given moment. But it's home to a wild and diverse community of microbes, and now - fungi.
FDA Focus on TNF Blockers
A class of drugs is now under suspicion of causing cancer in children, adolescents and young adults under the age of 30. These are called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blockers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an update regarding its ongoing safety review of these drugs.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
Antibiotics May Rough up Your Gut
If you get a bacterial infection, you may need to take some heavy antibiotics. Beware, though… it is possible that those antibiotics may be a contributing factor for developing bowel disease.
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.
Yummy Yogurt Silences the Rumbly in Your Tummy
Scientists have discovered that a genetically altered version of a probiotic found in yogurt and cheese can be used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The Best Defens(in) is a Good Offense
A naturally occurring antibiotic called defensin may be lacking in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.