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.
IBD Can Inflame Skin Cancer Risks
Sometimes drugs that effectively treat one condition unintentionally increase the risks of another. It has recently been discovered that this is the case for some drugs that treat inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
Sunlight, Vitamin D, and Crohn's Disease
Why do some people develop Crohn's disease, and others don't? Scientists are working to find out what puts people at higher risk for developing this gastrointestinal condition.
Medical Advice From YouTube?
You turn to YouTube for advice, entertainment, cat videos, and practically everything else. So why shouldn't you look to the video-sharing site after you've been diagnosed with Crohn's?
Promising new treatment for Crohn's disease
Scientists have found a strain of probiotic, or “good bacteria,” that could treat Crohn's disease, where other probiotics have failed.
Faster Crohn's Disease Diagnosis
These days, doctors have a tough time determining whether their patients with Crohn's disease need surgery or medication. A new diagnostic tool could make their job much easier.
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.
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.