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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 'Good' Bacteria May Ease Ulcerative Colitis

    July 26, 2005 -- A dose of "good" bacteria may help fight the bad bacteria and relieve a painful digestive disorder. A new study shows that a mixture of eight bacteria reversed or eased the symptoms of ulcerative colitis in most people treated with the probiotic preparation. Probiotics are made from

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  6. Bone Marrow Drug May Help Crohn's Disease

    May 25, 2005 -- The drug sargramostim may reduce the severity of Crohn's disease and improve the quality of life for Crohn's patients, researchers report. While the drug didn't make as big a difference as the doctors hoped, it was still more helpful than a placebo, the study shows. The findings are

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  7. MMR Vaccine Not Linked to Crohn's Disease

    May 12, 2005 -- The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is not associated with Crohn's disease, a study says. A link between the MMR vaccine and Crohn's disease, a lifelong inflammatory condition of the intestines, has been suggested. Earlier studies have refuted a link between the MMR vaccine and a

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  8. Supplement May Ease Ulcerative Colitis

    April 8, 2005 -- A nutritional supplement containing fish oil, soluble fiber, and antioxidants may prove useful for people with ulcerative colitis, ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. In a recent study, ulcerative colitis patients taking the supplement for six months had less severe s

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  9. Colitis Patients May Not Always Need Endoscopy

    Jan. 25, 2005 -- People with ulcerative colitis ulcerative colitis may not always need endoscopy to monitor the disease. Instead, blood tests and a person's self-reported symptoms could be enough. With ulcerative colitis, a trigger causes uncontrolled inflammation and damage of the large intestine.

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  10. Pregnancy and IBD Treatment Safe

    Nov. 3, 2004 (Orlando, Fla.) -- New research shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease should continue to take medications that prevent flare ups of the disease during pregnancy. About 1 million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease -- usually ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.

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