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.
What Do Bones Have to Do with Crohn's?
What does the “age” of a child's bones have to do with Crohn's disease? It may sound strange, but poor bone growth is a sign of the disease's toll on a pediatric Crohn's patient.
Can we Detect Pathogens Faster?
Pathogens associated with inflammatory bowel diseases are hard to detect, and diagnosis can take months. Now, a new technique has been discovered that is more accurate, faster, and cheaper.
IBD on the Rise Worldwide
If you were alive a half century ago, did you know anyone with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis? Chances are, probably not. But it's far more likely that you've heard of the diagnosis now.
Where You Live Influences Risk for IBD
Living in a sunny region does more for your health than enhance your mood. Clear blue skies and lots of sun are associated with a lower chance of developing inflammatory bowel disease.
Endometriosis Linked to IBD
Endometriosis is a common reproductive disorder that affects women during their childbearing years. It is often connected with infertility, and now, it's also been linked to inflammatory bowel disease.
Combination Therapy for Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease has no known cure. The best doctors can do is safely and effectively treat the disease, but every treatment has its side effects.
Inheriting Crohn's Disease
Crohn's Disease is not a desirable family inheritance. But the genes that your family passes down to you could predispose you to developing the chronic health condition.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.