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  1. Drug for Colitis, Crohn's Disease Shows Promise

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug may help some people who have inflammatory bowel disease that has failed to respond to current medications, two new clinical trials find. The drug, called vedolizumab, is being developed to treat the two mai

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  2. How to Have a Confident Social Life With IBD

    Chances are your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is under good control thanks to effective medicine. But even if you're in remission from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, you may fear having sudden cramps or worse when you're out and about. The good news: You don't have to give up your social

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  3. Leaky Gut Syndrome: What Is It?

    "Leaky gut syndrome" is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But it's something of a medical mystery. “From an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area,” says gastroenterologist Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at t

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  4. Lymphoma Risk Varies for Celiac Disease Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Celiac disease patients with ongoing intestinal damage have a higher risk for lymphoma than those with healed intestines, a new study finds. The intestinal damage in people with celiac disease is caused by a reaction to eating gl

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  5. Going Gluten-Free

    Who really needs to go on a gluten-free diet? You do if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, a condition that doctors once dismissed but now recognize as legitimate. So says Stefano Guandalini, MD, director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. Before you go gluten-free, ther

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  6. Chronic Heartburn May Raise Odds for Throat Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer from frequent heartburn may be at increased risk for cancers of the throat and vocal cords even if they don't smoke or drink alcohol, a new study says. Interestingly, common over-the-counter antacids seemed

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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