Health News

"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.
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.
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.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
Fewer Colonoscopies? Yes, Please!
European researchers have just been awarded a grant to study the effectiveness of MRI imaging to monitor Crohn's disease, a severe inflammatory bowel disorder.
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.
Crohn's Disease Vitamin "D"-ficiency
Scientists have used a combination of blood tests and oral doses of vitamin D to observe how well it is absorbed in patients with Crohn's disease, a debilitating digestive disorder.