Crohns Disease News
- New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease
April 13, 2017 — Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay
- Special Diet May Help Crohn's, Colitis in Kids
January 9, 2017 — Eating plan focuses on natural, non-processed foods, such as fruits, veggies and nuts
- Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease
November 17, 2016 — Medication is potentially helpful for those who didn't find relief from other treatments, researchers say
- Genetic Subtypes of Crohn's Disease Identified
October 14, 2016 — Findings may help explain why the inflammatory bowel condition is so tough to treat, researchers say
- Smoking Tied to Relapse Risk After Crohn's Surgery
September 1, 2016 — Research supports immediate drug treatment after bowel surgery for smokers, but not for nonsmokers
- Stem Cell Transplants and Tough-to-Treat Crohn's
December 15, 2015 — High risk of infection is a deterrent, too
- Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study
August 4, 2015 — Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says
- Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants for Crohn's Disease
April 10, 2015 — But both trials were small and more research is needed
- New Drug for Crohn's Disease Shows Early Promise
March 18, 2015 — But findings are preliminary, experts point out
- These Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk
June 18, 2014 — After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer
- Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
March 12, 2014 — Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition
- Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds
May 18, 2013 — Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life
- Southerners May Be Less Likely to Have Crohn's
October 31, 2011 — Women who live in the southern part of the U.S. are less likely to have ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease than those who live in the North, a new study suggests.
- Celiac, Crohn's Disease Share Common Genetic Links
January 26, 2011 — An international team of researchers has identified four genetic variants common to both celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.
- Broccoli, Plantains May Stop Crohn's Disease Relapse
August 25, 2010 — Fibers from broccoli and plantain plants may block a key stage in the development of Crohn’s disease, a new study finds.
- Combination Therapy Treats Crohn's Disease
April 14, 2010 — A combination of biologic and immunosuppressive therapies is the best initial treatment for moderate to severe Crohn's disease, a clinical trial finds.
- Gene Variant Raises Crohn's Disease Risk
September 28, 2009 — A gene variant common in whites is linked to Crohn's disease, tipping the immune balance toward inflammatory bowel disease.
- Probiotic May Help Treat Crohn's Disease
October 20, 2008 — A gut bacterium called F. prausnitzii may make a good probiotic treatment for Crohn's disease, French researchers report.
- FDA OKs New Crohn's Disease Drug Cimzia
April 23, 2008 — The FDA has approved Cimzia, a new drug to treat Crohn's disease in adults who haven't responded to other conventional treatments.
- Fish Oil May Not Prevent Crohn’s Relapse
April 7, 2008 — Two studies have found that taking omega 3 supplements does not help prevent a relapse of Crohn’s disease.
- Crohn's Disease: Immune Therapy First?
February 21, 2008 — Remission from Crohn's disease may be more likely if patients get immune-suppressing drugs, not steroids, first, a European study shows.
- FDA OKs Tysabri for Crohn's Disease
January 14, 2008 — The FDA has approved the multiple sclerosis drug Tysabri for the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn's disease.
- Livestock May Prevent Kids’ Crohn’s
August 6, 2007 — The hygiene hypothesis may help explain new findings about juvenile inflammatory bowel disease in German farm kids.
- New Drug May Help Treat Crohn's Disease
July 11, 2007 — Two new studies show that a new drug called Cimzia may ease symptoms of Crohn's disease.
- 5 New Genetic Clues on Crohn's Disease
April 16, 2007 — Scientists have identified seven DNA regions that may make Crohn's disease more likely.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Gene ID'd
October 26, 2006 — Scientists have spotted what they suspect is the first of several genes tied to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Hypnosis May Soothe Irritable Bowel
June 8, 2006 — Researchers found hypnotherapy significantly improved the emotional and physical symptoms of 75 men and women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Therapy, Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel?
May 24, 2006 — Some people may cope better with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with help from cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis, three new studies show.
- FDA OKs Remicade for Kids With Crohn's
May 19, 2006 — The FDA has approved Remicade (infliximab) to treat children with active Crohn's disease, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the bowel that can be severely debilitating.
- Viagra May Help Crohn's Disease
February 24, 2006 — Researchers in the U.K. have a new theory to explain the cause of Crohn's disease, and they say medications like the impotence drug Viagra may prove useful for treating the bowel disorder.
- 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.
- 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.
- Immune System Drugs Help IBD
May 19, 2004 — From a Viagra relative to an anti-arthritis medication, a number of novel compounds are successfully attacking the faulty immune response that leads to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Wormy Cocktail Fights Crohn's Disease
May 19, 2004 — Researchers are using intestinal worms to combat Crohn's disease, with impressive results.
- Does Cold Food Cause Crohn's?
December 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.
- Parasitic Worms Ease IBD
September 24, 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.
- Doctors Create Large Intestine in Rats
August 6, 2003 — Colon cancer patients
- Crohn's Drug Works Longer in Drug Combo
February 12, 2003 — Crohn's disease patients who took immune-suppressing drugs along with Remicade had far fewer side effects and better response to it than patients who were given Remicade alone.
- Long-Term Remicade Use Helps Crohn's
May 2, 2002 — Infusions Every 2 Months Is Key to Relief
- The Secrets of Crohn's Disease
February 20, 2002 — New Knowledge -- New Treatments
- Remicade Puts Crohn's Disease Into Remission
October 22, 2001 — May Change Treatment for This Inflammatory Bowel Problem
- First Patient to Get Stem Cell Treatment for Crohn's in Remission
August 10, 2001 — Second Patient Also Doing Well After Experimental Treatment
- Faulty Gene Found in People With Crohn's Disease
May 21, 2001 — Mutation May Let Destructive Bacteria Get Upper Hand
- Fight the Fire of Crohn's Disease: Quit Smoking!
April 16, 2001 — Having Crohn's disease reminds 20-year-old Matt Green of the sci-fi flick Alien -- specifically the scenes where the alien bursts out of a character's stomach.
- People With Treatment-Resistant Crohn's Disease May Benefit From Thalidomide
December 8, 1999 — Thalidomide, the drug so many people have heard of because of its association with causing birth defects, may be useful in treating people with severe Crohn's disease who have not responded to other treatments, according to two studies in the December issu