Potential treatment target for Crohn’s disease

There is no cure for the more than 1.6 million people in the United States living with Crohn’s disease (CD) and its symptoms, including abdominal pain, intestinal distress and severe weight-loss. CD is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the body’s own immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, and treatment is focused on controlling the symptoms of […]

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Over-fed bacteria make people sick

In a new hypothesis, a CRC 1182 research team suggests that inflammatory diseases are caused by an over-supply of food, and the associated disturbance of the intestine’s natural bacterial colonization. Since the end of the Second World War, along with the growing prosperity and the associated changes in lifestyle, numerous new and civilisation-related disease patterns have developed in today’s industrialised […]

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CBT can provide better long-term relief for IBS symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting 10 — 20 per cent of people. Abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit significantly affect patients’ quality of life and can force them to take days off work. New research has shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tailored specifically for IBS and delivered over the telephone or through an […]

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Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 — Recommendations have been developed for management of adults with ulcerative colitis (UC); the American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline was published online Feb. 21 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. David T. Rubin, M.D., from the University of Chicago Medicine, and colleagues developed clinical guidelines to address diagnosis, treatment, and overall clinical management of adult […]

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‘My whole face just turned purple’: Missouri teen goes blind, and it’s a mystery to doctors

Twice in the past 18 months, Jordyn Walker has dealt with painful facial swelling and an illness that has taken away her senses and left doctors baffled. Starting in July 2017, shortly after returning from a cruise with her family, the teen from Smithville, Mo., started having stomach pains and bloody stools, according to WDAF. “It just went haywire from there, […]

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Novel anti-inflammatory bacterial protein discovered: Newly discovered protein alleviates intestinal inflammation and septic shock in an animal model

Researchers at the University of Oregon have identified a novel protein secreted by a common gut bacterium in zebrafish that reduces inflammation in the gut and delays death by septic shock. By examining how the protein, Aeromonas immune modulator (AimA), mutually benefits both the bacteria and their larval zebrafish hosts, the research team’s experiments shed light on how animals and […]

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