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  1. 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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  2. Celebrex May Be Safe for Ulcerative Colitis

    Nov. 2, 2004 (Orlando) -- Treating pain can be a challenge in people with ulcerative colitis since many painkillers can cause a flare-up of the disease. But a new study shows that Celebrex can be safely used without concern of causing an ulcerative colitis flare-up.The new Celebrex study doesn't add

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  3. Study: Hold the Meat to Avoid Colitis

    Sept. 13, 2004 -- A British study shows that diets high in meat, sulphur-rich foods, and alcohol are associated with an increased relapse risk for ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the large intestine. The debilita

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  4. Immune System Drugs Help IBD

    May 19, 2004 (New Orleans) -- New medicines -- ranging from a relative of Viagra to an arthritis drug -- target the haywire immune responses that underlie inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel disease is the umbrella term for a number of conditions that cause inflammation of the bowel

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  5. Wormy Cocktail Fights Crohn's Disease

    May 19, 2004 (New Orleans) -- Call it the medical edition of Fear Factor. Researchers report they are using helminths -- intestinal worms -- to combat Crohn's disease, the miserable, incurable disorder of the intestine characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and feve

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  6. Does Cold Food Cause Crohn's?

    Dec. 11, 2003 -- Modern refrigeration is justifiably heralded as one of the most significant health advances of the 20th century, but French researchers say it may also be the cause of one malady -- the mysterious bowel disorder known as Crohn's disease. It is just a theory, but they say the evidenc

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  7. Parasitic Worms Ease IBD

    Sept. 23, 2003 -- The thought of swallowing live worm eggs may turn your stomach, but that's exactly what researchers say may safely relieve the abdominal distress caused by inflammatory bowel disease. Each year, about 600,000 Americans are diagnosed with IBD, a condition that consists of a spectrum

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  8. Doctors Create Large Intestine in Rats

    Aug. 6, 2003 -- Researchers say they have successfully grown functional large intestines in laboratory rats. Having the ability to create colon tissue through tissue engineering could have significant meaning for colon cancer patients who have had part of their colon removed. Researchers transplante

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  9. Faster Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

    July 23, 2003 -- A new ulcerative colitis treatment may give new hope to patients suffering from mild to moderate forms of the disease. Using an epidermal growth factor (EGF) enema with oral medication is effective in treating the ulcers and inflammation that ulcerative colitis causes, a study shows

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  10. Crohn's Drug Works Longer in Drug Combo

    Feb. 12, 2003 -- Doctors once had little to offer patients with Crohn's disease, but that changed five years ago with the introduction of Remicade -- the first drug specifically designed to treat the chronic irritable bowel condition. The drug's promise has not been fulfilled for many patients who h

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