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  1. New Drug May Help Treat Crohn's Disease

    July 18, 2007 -- Two new studies show that a new drug called Cimzia may ease symptoms of Crohn's disease. Cimzia hasn't been approved by the FDA yet. Patients would give themselves injections of the drug, which targets an inflammatory chemical called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha. The two new st

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  2. 5 New Genetic Clues on Crohn's Disease

    April 16, 2007 -- Scientists have identified five new DNA regions that may make Crohn's disease more likely. Those five DNA regions include three known genes (the ATG16L1, PHOX2B, and NCF4 genes), a predicted gene called FAM92B, and a DNA spot located between genes. The researchers included John Rio

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  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gene ID'd

    Oct. 26, 2006 -- Scientists have spotted what they suspect is the first of several genes tied to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The gene is called IL23R. It's noted by Yale University's Judy Cho, MD, and colleagues in Science's early online edition. Inflammatory bowel disease includes Crohn's dis

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  4. Hypnosis May Soothe Irritable Bowel

    June 8, 2006 - Focusing the mind with hypnotherapy may help fix problems in the gut and improve the quality of life for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Researchers in a new study found hypnotherapy significantly improved the emotional and physical symptoms

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  5. Therapy, Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel?

    May 24, 2006 -- Some people may cope better with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with help from cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis, three new studies show. The studies were presented in Los Angeles, at Digestive Disease Week 2006, an international meeting of docto

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  6. FDA OKs Remicade for Kids With Crohn's

    May 19, 2006 -- The FDA has approved Remicade to treat children with active Crohn's disease, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the bowel that can be severely debilitating. Remicade is a genetically engineered monoclonal antibody. It reduces inflammation (swelling/redness) by blocking the action o

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  7. Viagra May Help Crohn's Disease

    Feb. 23, 2006 -- Researchers in the U.K. have a new theory to explain the cause of Crohn's disease, and they say medications like the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may prove useful for treating the bowel disorder if they are right. In Crohn's disease, chronic inflammation causes ulcers within the

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  8. Remicade Treats Ulcerative Colitis

    Dec. 7, 2005 -- The rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade may help treat moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, a new study shows. WebMD first reported the news in May, when findings were presented at a medical conference. Now, more details appear in The New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers

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  9. FDA Approves Remicade for Ulcerative Colitis

    Sept. 19, 2005 -- The FDA has approved using Remicade to treat patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis who haven't completely responded to other treatments. Remicade's maker, Centocor, announced the approval in a news release. Remicade is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn

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  10. IBD Linked to Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

    Sept. 1, 2005 - People with inflammatory bowel disease have a higher than normal risk for developing multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, new studies show. Researchers are also reporting that people with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for asthma, arthritis, chronic ki

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