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    1. Food Poisoning May Raise IBD Risk

      June 1, 2009 -- Salmonella or campylobacter food poisoning triples the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- for at least 15 years. IBD typically refers to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It's not clear exactly what causes IBD. Genetics, environment, diet, abnormal blood vessels, infec

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    2. Probiotic May Help Treat Crohn's Disease

      Oct. 20, 2008 -- A gut bacterium called F. prausnitzii may make a good probiotic treatment for Crohn's disease, French researchers report. The scientists noticed that patients whose Crohn's disease recurred within six months of Crohn's disease surgery tended to be low on F. prausnitzii, compared to

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    3. FDA OKs New Crohn's Disease Drug Cimzia

      April 23, 2008 -- The FDA has approved a new prescription drug called Cimzia to treat Crohn's disease in adults who haven't responded to other conventional therapies. Cimzia, given by injection, targets an inflammatory chemical called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha. Patients would get a shot of t

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    4. Fish Oil May Not Prevent Crohn’s Relapse

      April 8, 2008 - Taking omega-3 fatty acids can be helpful for many things, but maybe not for preventing a relapse of Crohn's disease. Two related studies show that omega-3s are not effective in preventing inflammation associated with Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease

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    5. Crohn's Disease: Immune Therapy First?

      Feb. 21, 2008 -- Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get immune-suppressing drugs, not steroids, first. That news, published in the Feb. 23 edition of The Lancet, comes from a study of Crohn's disease patients in Europe. The study shows better remission rates when patients

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    6. FDA OKs Tysabri for Crohn's Disease

      Jan. 14, 2008 -- The FDA today approved the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri for the treatment of Crohn's disease. Tysabri may be used to treat patients who have moderate to severe Crohn's disease with evidence of inflammation who don't adequately respond to or can't tolerate other Crohn's disease th

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    7. Remicade Cuts Need for Colon Surgery

      Oct. 16, 2007 (Philadelphia) -- For the first time, a drug has been shown to cut the chance that a person with ulcerative colitis will need to have their colon removed. In a study of 630 people with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the drug Remicade, originally approved to treat rheumatoid art

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    8. Livestock May Prevent Kids’ Crohn’s

      Aug. 6, 2007 -- Babies who have regular contact with farm animals may be less likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease than other kids, a German study shows. But don't rush out to get a pet pig just yet. "At the moment, we unfortunately cannot give direct advice to the parents," researcher Katja

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    9. 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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    10. Crohn's Disease: 54 Tips to Help You Manage

      Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease affecting 500,000 Americans, can overwhelm your daily life. Day-to-day living is especially difficult if you suffer chronic symptoms like frequent diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, anal tears, or bowel obstructions. Fortunately, treatments for Crohn'

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