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  • Gene Test Predicts Risk of 5 Common Diseases

  • Jury Still Out on Probiotics

  • Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice

  • Love Your Hair Color? You Have Over 100 Genes to Thank.

  • Can 'Mono' Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?

  • Country Kids Less Likely to Develop Bowel Disease Than Their City Cousins
    Rural living may have protective effect, Canadian study suggests

  • Scientists Spot Genes Behind Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis
    Large study finds key mutations that may be tied to raised risk for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

  • Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis
    Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts

  • Germs in Dog Poop Can Point to Bowel Trouble
    Unfortunately, the same diagnostic technique doesn't work for humans, researchers say

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • Stool Transplant Soothes Tough-to-Treat Colitis in Study
    Eased symptoms, healed colons in 1 in 4 patients

  • MS Patients May Be Prone to Other Chronic Illnesses, Study Finds
    High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and depression among common co-existing conditions

  • Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients
    Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study finds

  • Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life
    But study finds no association with another inflammatory bowel disease

  • Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
    Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

  • Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study
    More research is needed to define what role they play, researcher says

  • Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds
    Scientists find evidence that genes influence the mix and make-up of gut bacteria

  • Certain Autoimmune Drugs in Pregnancy May Up Newborn Infection Risk: Study
    Colitis therapy tied to 4 cases of low white blood cell count in newborns, but some docs question the finding

  • Diet Changes Can Alter Gut Bacteria, Study Says
    Researchers monitored stool samples of two people for a year

  • Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
    After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

  • Depression Tied to Crohn's Disease Flare-Ups
    Doctors should be aware of body-mind connection with the inflammatory bowel condition, study author says

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS With Diet
    Try these healthy eating strategies

  • Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease Patients
    Researchers suggest inflammation caused by the digestive disorder may explain the link

  • Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
    Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Stem Cell Discovery Might Someday Help Treat Colitis, Crohn's
    Researchers envision ability to replace disease-damaged organs

  • Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
    Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life

  • Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
    Blocks process that contributes to abnormal inflammation

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • Fecal Transplant Studied for Kids With Bowel Disease
    Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process

  • Study Pinpoints Women at Risk for Blood Clots From Pregnancy
    Factors include age, disease history and weight

  • 'Worm Therapy' Might Help Ease Colitis, Monkey Study Shows
    Unappetizing as it sounds, the treatment relieved symptoms in primates and might help humans

  • Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery
    Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found

  • Humira's Approval Widened to Include Ulcerative Colitis
    Disease causes inflammation in large intestine

  • Antibiotics in Childhood May Increase Bowel Disease Risk: Study
    But real-world risk still is low, experts say

  • Health Tip: Keep Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Check
    Focus on a healthier diet

  • New Drug Might Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Maker-funded studies found reduction in symptoms such as abdominal pain

  • New Drug Approved for Irritable Bowel, Chronic Constipation
    Linzess sanctioned for cases that don't respond to conventional treatment

  • Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohn's, Colitis
    Concentrated milk fat increased inflammation, but polyunsaturated fat did not

  • Travel to High Altitudes Tied to Crohn's, Colitis Flare-Ups
    Symptoms more likely to spike after mountain climbing, skiing and even flying, study says

  • Birth Control Pills, HRT Tied to Digestive Ills
    Researchers found apparent connections between estrogen treatments and Crohn's disease, colitis

  • Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
    Early research also links headaches to gluten problems, Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Crohn's Disease in Ashkenazi Jews
    Jews of Eastern European descent are more likely to have the inflammatory bowel condition

  • Health Tip: Help Manage IBS Symptoms
    Suggestions that may offer relief

  • Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study
    Frequent absences, depression can affect how well students with bowel disease do academically

  • Tropical Trip OK for Most With Crohn's, Colitis
    Symptom-free patients have no greater risk for gastro infections than general public, study finds

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Less Common in Sunny States
    Researchers say sunshine may boost vitamin D levels, affecting immune function

  • As Nations Develop, So May Bowel Disease
    Researchers identify inflammatory bowel disease as a global problem

  • Endometriosis Tied to Higher Risk of Crohn's, Colitis
    Large Danish study suggests possibility of connection between the illnesses in women

  • Chronic Bowel Disease Drugs Linked to Skin Cancer Risk
    Two studies find immunosuppressants called thiopurines may raise risk of non-melanoma cancers

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tied to Higher Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
    Findings suggest clot-preventing measures should be considered in this patient group, researchers say

  • Remicade Approved for Ulcerative Colitis in Children
    Aged six and older

  • Health Tip: Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    A common disorder marked by pain or discomfort in the abdomen

  • Hospital Infection Raises Death Risk for Bowel Patients
    Those who contract C. difficile are six times more likely to die, study finds

  • Study Ties Asthma to Higher Odds for Diabetes, Heart Disease
    Experts were surprised by the findings, and say more research is needed

  • Health Tip: Changing Your Diet May Help Manage IBD
    But no suggestion will work for everyone

  • People With Bowel Disease at Higher Risk of Blood Clot in Lungs, Legs
    Study finds they're twice as likely to develop the dangerous mass as those without IBD

  • Celiac and Crohn's Disease May Share Genetic Risk Factors
    Scientists find 4 gene risk locations common to both inflammatory bowel diseases

  • Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD
    Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

  • Worm Therapy Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
    Findings may lead to new treatments for debilitating bowel diseases, experts say

  • Health Tip: Should You Take Probiotics?
    Conditions they may help treat

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Bloating
    When your belly feels tight and full

  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Shows Promise
    Screening method spots key proteins in stool, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Managing with IBD

  • C-Sections May Raise Celiac Disease Risk in Offspring
    But study found no link between cesarean births, other inflammatory bowel conditions

  • New Test for Colon Cancer Under Development
    DNA stool testing is more likely to find early stage cancers and precancerous growths than current tests, researchers find

  • Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
    Study finds diet rich in oleic acid may prevent development of ulcerative colitis

  • Health Tip: Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis
    Foods that can aggravate the condition

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of IBS
    Common warning signs of irritable bowel

  • Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Typical symptoms not an indicator of more serious disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: IBD May Contribute to Other Health Problems
    Inflammatory bowel disease isn't confined to the intestines

  • Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
    Researchers say discovery could offer insight into various illnesses

  • Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
    Doctors should consider preventive measures, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Ulcerative Colitis
    Here are some common symptoms

  • Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Might Increase Cancer Risk
    Long-term use of thiopurines bears further study, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Control IBS Symptoms
    Manage your diet and your emotional health

  • Children's Belly Aches Don't Disappear With Antidepressant
    Elavil worked no better than placebo in study of kids with gastrointestinal disorders

  • Fatty Acids in Diet Linked to Bowel Disease Risk
    Red meat may raise odds for ulcerative colitis, but oily fish could be protective, study shows

  • Health Tip: Foods To Avoid if You Have IBS
    Doing so can prevent flares

  • What You Need to Know When Your Stomach Aches
    Doctor offers tips on digestive disorders

  • New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
    Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

  • Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
    Experts offer advice on how to get ready for a colonoscopy

  • Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
    Finding suggests new treatments for bowel diseases, study says

  • IBD, Liver Disease Patients Show Vitamin D Deficits
    Those with certain digestive illnesses should have levels monitored, study says

  • HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
    Menopausal women who take hormones face greater chance of GERD, study finds

  • Scientists ID 2 New Genes for Bowel Disease in Kids
    Findings could lead to tailored treatments for IBD, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Help Control Irritable Bowel
    Diet changes can help prevent symptoms

  • Gut Bacteria Fights Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Mouse study finds molecule boosted cells eliminating colitis, Crohn's symptoms

  • New Technology Speeds GI Disease Diagnosis
    Tiny microscope at end of endoscope allows immediate imagery of gastrointestinal tract

  • Amitiza Treats Irritable Bowel With Constipation
    Approved for women 18 and older

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
    Finding helps pinpoint relationship between Crohn's disease and colitis

  • Scientists ID New Genetic Markers for Bowel Disease
    Study also provides evidence that Ashkenzi Jews twice as likely to develop conditions

  • Allergy Disorders Linked With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Study also found IBS 2 times more likely in people with depression

  • IBS Symptoms More Acute in Women With History of Abuse
    Brain can't switch off pain modulation mechanism, study suggests

  • Women With IBS Unable to Switch Off Pain Response
    Finding could improve understanding of irritable bowel syndrome and lead to new treatments

  • Health Tip: Belching and Bloating
    Suggestions for taming symptoms

  • Health Tip: Taming Irritable Bowel
    Can be triggered by stress, anxiety

  • Tequila Fruit Compound Could Help Treat Colon
    Blue agave 'fructans' carry drugs safely through stomach acid, study finds

  • Lialda Approved for Ulcerative Colitis
    To induce remission of inflammatory bowel disease

  • Health Tip: Living With Irritable Bowel
    Controlling stress, healthy diet may help

  • New Drug Therapies Look Promising for Bowel Diseases
    Long-term and biologic treatments are emerging candidates, researchers say

  • IBS Misconceptions Abound, Studies Show
    Many patients confused on the origin and progress of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Other Illnesses
    Patients had higher rates of MS, asthma, arthritis and psoriasis, studies found

  • Cannabis May Offer Relief from Bowel Disorders
    It holds potential for treatment of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, researchers say

  • Three Drugs Show Promise Against Bowel Disease
    Alequel, Humira and Remicade reduced symptoms in trials

  • New Clues to Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Two proteins fight ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

  • Trial Drug Looks Promising for Crohn's
    Genetically engineered antibody eases symptoms

  • Cybill Shepherd Now an IBS Role Model
    Says she suffered silently with bowel disorder for years before diagnosis

  • An Alternative to the Needle
    Gel pill may give patients with chronic diseases a choice

  • Study Supports Bacterial Cause for Crohn's
    Finds infectious agent in patients with intestinal condition

  • Alcohol, Red Meat Raise Colitis Relapse Risk
    Diet high in both tied to threefold increase

  • Inflammatory Diseases Tied to Depression
    Scientists find more evidence of the connection between the two

  • Health Tip: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dealing with the uncomfortable symptoms