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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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Oral steroids bring on vitamin D deficiency


September 30th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) People on oral steroids are twice as likely to suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency than the general populace, says new research.The study on 31,000 children ... Read more...

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Sound health depends on minority microbes


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) A one-hundredth of one percent of total microbes that inhabit the colon, a section of the large intestine, may be minor in number but are fundamental ... Read more...

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New drug target for inflammatory bowel disease found


April 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new discovery raises ... Read more...

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Probiotic bacteria ‘could help in Crohn’s disease therapy’


April 1st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that infection with a probiotic strain of E. coli bacteria could help treat and reduce the negative effects of another E. coli infection that may ... Read more...

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29 genome regions linked to common form of inflammatory bowel disease


February 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Researchers have linked 29 genome regions with ulcerative colitis - a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new findings support the theory that an overactive immune ... Read more...

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New probiotic can treat irritable bowels


February 1st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Probiotics - bugs thought to be healthy for the host organism - found in yogurt have shown promise in combating bowel disorders, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists ... Read more...

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New probiotic fights inflammatory bowel diseases


February 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers say that a genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese may be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such ... Read more...

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Study shows reduced Vitamin D absorption in Crohn’s disease patients


January 19th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Boston University researchers have shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D ... Read more...

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Antibiotics may up irritable bowel syndrome risk in kids


January 18th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Antibiotics may heighten the risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn's disease in children.Scientists believe the drugs may encourage harmful bugs and other organisms to grow in ... Read more...

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Study finds new tool for early detection of bowel disease


December 7th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) have developed a new kind of endoscope to aid the early detection and diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.The Confocal Laser ... Read more...

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Inflammatory bowel disease leads to post traumatic stress


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new research has indicated that the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease produces its own variant of post traumatic stress (PTSD).PTSD creates a vicious circle by worsening ... Read more...

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Cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn’s disease and sarcoidosis


December 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study offers insight into a new treatment avenue for two painful inflammatory diseases: Crohn's sisease and sarcoidosis.While the loss of NOD2 increases the risk of ... Read more...

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Worms ‘effective in the fight against irritable bowel disease, allergies’


November 13th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): The next time you feel sick to your stomach or suffer from severe hay fever, swallow a worm instead of medicines.Practitioners of "biotherapy" - or the use of ... Read more...

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Common gut bug ‘fights Salmonella-induced inflammatory bowel disease’


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A research from U-M Medical School scientists showed that helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice,More ... Read more...

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Two-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumours: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in ... Read more...

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Four new psoriasis ‘hotspots’ identified


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered four new DNA "hotspots" that may one day help guide new treatments for psoriasis, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country.The ... Read more...

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Lack of vitamin D ‘puts IBD patients at greater risk of osteoporosis’


October 19th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that vitamin D deficiency in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) makes them prone to osteoporosis, osteopenia and increases the rate of abnormal ... Read more...

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Largest single collection of psoriasis DNA samples offers hope to sufferers


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): People suffering with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have come one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples ... Read more...

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Vitamin D May Connected To Genes For Cancer And Other Autoimmune Maladies Connected


August 28th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 28, 2010 (Pen men at Work): Scientists have discovered that vitamin D influences in excess of 200 genes. These genes consist of ones connected to cancer and autoimmune maladies like multiple ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to wide array of diseases


August 24th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Researchers have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA - and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.The study highlights the ... Read more...

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Why city folks treat dogs as their kids


August 16th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A researcher at Indiana University South Bend found that city people tend to treat animals as their children, especially if the animal is a dog."If you have kids, ... Read more...

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Biological agents could prevent Crohn’s disease recurrence


August 6th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Two new studies have found that biological agents may play an important role in maintaining remission in Crohn's disease.Doctors performed a prospective cohort study in 12 consecutive patients ... Read more...

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Vitamin D receptor plays pivotal role amid “gut flora


July 8th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Vitamin D receptor is a key player amid the gut bacteria - what has been dubbed the "gut flora" - helping to govern their activity, responding to their ... Read more...

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‘The Couples’ Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant’


July 1st, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A new book has shed light on some pregnancy myths and offers tips to couples who want to get pregnant.'A Baby at Last!: The Couples' Complete Guide to ... Read more...

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Psychological intervention program could help those with bowel diseases


June 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Psychologists at the University of Georgia have developed a new cognitive-behavioural, skills-based treatment intervention program that could help patients with bowel diseases.Teenagers with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ... Read more...

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Healthy food may not be always good


May 26th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 26 (ANI): Eating healthy food despite not liking it may not be doing any good to your health, say researchers.Because every person's genetic make-up is unique, they do not derive ... Read more...

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Regular aspirin use raises risk of Crohn’s disease by 5 times


May 4th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): People who take aspirin regularly for a year or more could be increasing their risk of developing Crohn's disease, says a new study.The study by University of East ... Read more...

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Infliximab treatment effective for cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease


April 20th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): Researchers have been successful in treating cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease with infliximab.Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common autosomal recessive disease that inflicts Caucasian children.CF involves an anomalous function ... Read more...

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2-drug combo effective for Crohn’s disease remission


April 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get biologic therapy combined with immune-suppressing drugs first instead of immune-suppressing drugs alone, a study led by Mayo ... Read more...

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Irritable bowel syndrome patients not at increased colon cancer risk


March 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Irritable bowel syndrome patients are at no greater risk of having polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases than fit individuals undergoing colonoscopies, according to a new research.The ... Read more...

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Vitamin D may help fight Crohn’s disease


January 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn's disease, a new study has claimed.Published in the latest Journal of Biological ... Read more...

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Obesity also ups liver cancer risk


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Obesity comes with plenty of health risks but there's one that's perhaps not so well known -- increased risk of developing liver cancer. Now, a team of researchers ... Read more...

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