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    1. Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research. Extra vitamin D "was associated with sign

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    2. Simponi Approved for Ulcerative Colitis

      By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Simponi (golimumab) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis. The drug is designed to block tumor necrosis factor, which has a key role in

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    3. Celiac Disease, IBD May Raise Migraine Risk

      March 1, 2013 -- People with celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease appear to have more migraine headaches than people without the conditions, a new study shows. Researcher Peter H. Green, MD, of Columbia University in New York, says he was expecting to see a higher rate of migraines in celiac

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    4. Magnetic Implant May Ease Chronic Acid Reflux

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted magnetic device could offer a new treatment option for people with chronic heartburn that is not controlled with medication, a small study suggests. The study, reported in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journa

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    5. Does Feeding Baby Gluten Early On Cut Celiac Risk?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Modifying an infant's diet to include the protein gluten while the mother is still breast-feeding could lower the risk of celiac disease, a common intestinal disorder, according to a new Swedish study. That finding may sound

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    6. Celiac Disease: New Hope for a Pill Treatment?

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- For people with celiac disease, everyday foods such as bread, pizza crust and muffins are potential enemies. But scientists anticipate that some day a simple pill could help prevent the digestive upsets caused by ingesting

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    7. Scientists Working Toward Pill for Celiac Disease

      Dec. 21, 2012 -- Scientists say they’re working on a pill that may one day help people with celiac disease tolerate foods that contain gluten, a protein that is found in wheat and other grains. “It would be pretty much like the Lactaid pill,” says researcher Justin B. Siegel, PhD, an assistant profe

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    8. Dog Sniffs Out Deadly C. diff Infection

      Dec. 13, 2012 -- A 2-year-old beagle named Cliff may hold the key to preventing an infection that kills thousands of Americans each year. Researchers in the Netherlands taught Cliff to sniff out the intestinal bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff) in stool samples from infected pa

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    9. Endoscopy Overused in Heartburn Patients

      Dec. 4, 2012 -- Acid reflux is the most common reason U.S. adults undergo a procedure where a viewing tube is put down their throat. But many people don’t need it, according to new advice from one of internal medicine’s main professional groups. “Overuse of upper endoscopy contributes to higher heal

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    10. Is a New Crohn’s Disease Treatment on the Horizon?

      Oct. 17, 2012 -- A drug used to treat psoriasis may provide a much-needed option for people with bad cases of Crohn’s disease. In the new study, some people with moderate to severe Crohn's given Stelara (ustekinumab) began to see improvements in their symptoms within six weeks. Crohn's disease is an

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